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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
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