Tag: Fantasy

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: 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: Blood and Loss by Electa Graham

Review: Blood and Loss by Electa Graham

Ever read a book that you know should have had some things written in a bit different way, BUT you keep reading, and you also want to read the next one? That’s exactly what happened with this book for me. Cassandra is attending a witch college and is getting ready to graduate along with her […]

— Posted March 27, 2014 by Lorna / 10 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