Author: Jessica

Review: The Undead Pool by Kim Harrison

Review: The Undead Pool by Kim Harrison

So I realize that I’m diving straight into this without having reviewed the previous ELEVEN (it makes me happy that “eleven” is so close to “elves”) books, but I promise I’ll get to them before the series ends next year. *sobs* I’m also going to do my darnedest to not be spoilery for this particular […]

— Posted March 2, 2014 by Jessica / 31 Comments
Review: The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken

Review: The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken

I had serious misgivings about reading The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken. I started reading Brightly Woven (Bracken’s YA Fantasy stand-alone) a few years ago, and I just wasn’t feeling it. I didn’t mark it as DNF b/c I wasn’t totally writing it off. I was just putting it aside for later. WAY later. So […]

— Posted February 25, 2014 by Jessica / 30 Comments
Review: Slumber by Samantha Young

Review: Slumber by Samantha Young

Slumber by Samantha Young has one of the best first lines I’ve ever read: “When I was a child the world smelled of summer.” It’s nostalgic. It’s foreboding. If the world still smelled of summer, of bright things, of happy things, there would be no need to remember what life was like when you were […]

— Posted February 23, 2014 by Jessica / 16 Comments
Review: Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

Review: Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

The first time I saw my sister after I finished reading Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas, she was in the middle of reading the latest book from one of her favorite series. I did not care. I pestered, cajoled, and harassed her until she downloaded the Throne of Glass sample chapters and read them. […]

— Posted February 18, 2014 by Jessica / 34 Comments
Review: Autumn Bones by Jacqueline Carey

Review: Autumn Bones by Jacqueline Carey

For years now, it seems that nine out of ten Urban Fantasy series have to have at least one gratuitous “Voodoo” installment. I say “Voodoo” b/c  it might not actually be Voodoo. It may be Hoodoo or any number of various other folk magic traditions that are necromantic in nature, for instance–Obeah. Anyway, as frequent […]

— Posted February 16, 2014 by Jessica / 10 Comments
Review: Cress by Marissa Meyer

Review: Cress by Marissa Meyer

I’ve been very up front about my love of fairy tales, and Rapunzel is one of the only Grimms’ Fairy Tales that has a somewhat happy ending (even if it is a little bit risqué). In the original version, the prince finds Rapunzel after hearing her sing. He comes back day after day to listen to her, […]

— Posted February 11, 2014 by Jessica / 16 Comments
Review: Red Rising by Pierce Brown

Review: Red Rising by Pierce Brown

Red Rising by Pierce Brown might be the best book in the history of ever. When I first heard about this book, I was accosted with comparisons to The Hunger Games. By bloggers, by publicists, by other authors . . . Everyone has read The Hunger Games, and everyone LOVED The Hunger Games (myself included), […]

— Posted February 9, 2014 by Jessica / 10 Comments
Review: Dark Currents by Jacqueline Carey

Review: Dark Currents by Jacqueline Carey

I read Jacqueline Carey’s Phèdre Trilogy when I was in the midst of my “Give me High Fantasy, or give me DEATH” phase about ten years ago. It was strange and dark and sexy and disturbing. Only twice in my entire life has a book been so bleak for so long that I was compelled to […]

— Posted February 6, 2014 by Jessica / 6 Comments
Review: Scarlet by Marissa Meyer

Review: Scarlet by Marissa Meyer

The first time I read Scarlet, I nearly lost my mind. Cinder had been one of my favorite reads from the previous year, and I had waited the entire twelve months for the next installment to come out. When it showed up at my house (after being pre-ordered for months), I probably hugged it tightly to my […]

— Posted February 2, 2014 by Jessica / 10 Comments
Review: Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Review: Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Let’s talk about fairy tales. I was fortunate enough to stay with my grandmother, rather than going to daycare, when I was a little girl, and I was even more fortunate that my grandmother loved to read. She read to me constantly, and what did she read? Fairy tales. Anytime there was an occasion to […]

— Posted January 30, 2014 by Jessica / 8 Comments
Review: Dirty Magic by Jaye Wells

Review: Dirty Magic by Jaye Wells

I’m surprised I ended up reading Dirty Magic by Jaye Wells. My TBR list is out of control, and while I read most of Wells’ Sabina Kane series, I liked it, but I didn’t love it. I liked the MCs and the plot, and I think the first time I ever got chills from the mention of a specific song in a book […]

— Posted January 26, 2014 by Jessica / 16 Comments
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