Category: Jessica

Review: Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor

Review: Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor

When I was in college, I had this incredibly obnoxious French professor. The woman made us—grown men and women—sit in a circle and read (in French) basic sentences that would add up to nonsensical stories. Like we were in grade school. The first person would get a slip of paper with the equivalent of, “Jacques went […]

— Posted April 9, 2014 by Jessica / 94 Comments
Review: Plus One by Elizabeth Fama

Review: Plus One by Elizabeth Fama

LOTS of dystopians flooding the YA market these days. That doesn’t particularly bother me, but as is true when a market is flooded with anything, I’ve had to become more selective in deciding which dystopians to actually read. I needed to create a method of separating the wheat from the the chaff, the silver from […]

— Posted April 6, 2014 by Jessica / 92 Comments
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
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