Author: Jessica

Review: Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

Review: Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

A few years ago, YA Fantasy was suddenly swamped with brand new series from brand new authors. REALLY good brand new series from brand new authors. Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo was the second of that batch that I read, and I hadn’t really wanted to. The cover was weirdly creepy and looked to be […]

— Posted April 2, 2014 by Jessica / 80 Comments
Review: The Warlord Wants Forever by Kresley Cole

Review: The Warlord Wants Forever by Kresley Cole

So. Paranormal Romance. A lot of readers don’t see a huge difference between PNR and Urban Fantasy. I do. And for the most part, I infinitely prefer UF—more save the world, less cheerleader. Exhibit A: my sister and I were reading a well-known PNR a few years ago, our version of a buddy read (b/c […]

— Posted March 30, 2014 by Jessica / 68 Comments
Review: Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris

Review: Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris

I basically had two separate lives growing up. My main life involved my nurse mother, my pharmacist (legal) father, and two of my three sisters, all living a suburban life just outside of Charlotte, NC. My secondary life involved my biological father and his entire family which was (they’ve since departed) headquartered in Bon Aqua (pronounced “ACK-qua”), TN. […]

— Posted March 25, 2014 by Jessica / 77 Comments
Review: Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

Review: Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

Laini Taylor is a genius. No really. You know how “they” say that all myths and fairytales have an element of truth in them? How that element of truth is where the myths and fairytales originally came from? Well, in Daughter of Smoke & Bone, Laini Taylor treats all the myths like they’re Athena—sprung fully […]

— Posted March 23, 2014 by Jessica / 112 Comments