Burn Our Bodies Down

Well that just thoroughly creeped me out. Rory Power strikes again with a chilling horror novel about familial abuse and the secrets we keep from each other. My favorite thing about this book was that it didn’t keep the action from me. This is more character-driven, yes, but the twists and turns and mysteries areContinue reading “Burn Our Bodies Down”

Be Not Far From Me

Mindy McGinnis has written two books that I love (The Female of the Species and Heroine) so I consider her an insta-read author now. Be Not Far From Me is a survivalist story, I haven’t read many of those, but I trust McGinnis to tell a gripping story so I dove into this relatively shortContinue reading “Be Not Far From Me”

The Wicked King

Ok. Ok. One day I will be more articulate, today is really not that day. So I just finished the second book in the Folk of the Air trilogy, and I have many thoughts, mostly incoherent. Upfront, there will be spoilers for Cruel Prince (you can read my review of that here), but I willContinue reading “The Wicked King”


I did it. I finally finished it. The book, the series, it’s all done now. And I am a MESS. <ERROR.> If you’re at all familiar with the Illuinae files, then you probably wither have already read them or have no interest in them. For anyone who is teetering on whether or not they shouldContinue reading “Obsidio”

The June Boys

This is my first Court Stevens book and I loved it. It combines a few of my niche interests… some that will be explored more thoroughly in later book reviews (is that sinister? I promise it’s not). But if you haven’t heard about The June Boys, let me break it down for you. It’s 2010,Continue reading “The June Boys”

Leah On The Offbeat

I finally did it. I finally read the last (for now) book in the Creekwood Series. It took me two years to get to it and I know it’s because I heard so many mixed things about it after it came out and I was so afraid to not love a Becky Albertalli book. Now,Continue reading “Leah On The Offbeat”

The Astonishing Color of After

And now onto one of the most beautiful and moving books I read this year. The Astonishing Color of After by Emily X.R. Pan has had a longevity in my brain that doesn’t happen very often anymore. It’s the story of Leigh whose mother has committed suicide and Leigh travels to Taiwan in an attemptContinue reading “The Astonishing Color of After”


Mindy McGinnis is known for writing dark YA contemporaries. I read The Female of the Species last year and loved it, dark, twisted, super compelling, and this was no different. Heroine follows Mickey, a softball superstar in her small hometown where the only way out is a scholarship that can take her far away. ButContinue reading “Heroine”

The Guinevere Deception

Never has a book made me realize I don’t know something like this book has. Or I guess I should say don’t know something fictional because WOW I really did not know the whole tale of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table. I really just know it from other books where kidsContinue reading “The Guinevere Deception”