Publisher: HarperTeen

Review: Assassin’s Heart by Sarah Ahiers (@jessicadhaluska, @SarahAhiers)

Review: Assassin’s Heart by Sarah Ahiers (@jessicadhaluska, @SarahAhiers)

In a county that worships a death goddess, nine families of assassins are her chosen disciples. Each family executes (HA!) their religious duty—legal assassination—from their individual territory, all except the Saldana and Da Via families whose territory is shared. Unsurprisingly, these two families are also the top ranked, each of their blades kept sharp by […]

— Posted January 22, 2016 by Jessica / 8 Comments
Review: Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

Review: Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

This book didn’t start out terribly. I mean, come on . . . royals with superpowers? And a heroine from amongst the downtrodden servant class? Okay, yes, that does sound kind of familiar, especially considering that said downtrodden heroine is a Red, but beyond that I didn’t feel like there were many similarities. And as […]

— Posted February 20, 2015 by Jessica / 40 Comments
Review: The Jewel by Amy Ewing

Review: The Jewel by Amy Ewing

Violet Lasting is a Surrogate. She lives in a world where blue bloods can no longer produce viable offspring, but before they begin to die out, a doctor discovers a genetic quirk that fortuitously exists most frequently in the lowest caste of their society, a quirk that allows the girls who have it to carry […]

— Posted August 31, 2014 by Jessica / 21 Comments
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