Category Archives: YA

Hush Hush Graphic Novel Adaptation by Becca Fitzpatrick

In all my years of reading graphic novels, I have never come across a book that is so perfectly bad in every aspect: writing, illustrations, adaptation, paper quality/presentation, even proof reading. The only saving grace here is that I found … Continue reading

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Wild Blue Wonder by Carlie Sorosiak

I’ve read several of these types of books this year and really it comes down to characterization if it succeeds or fails; fortunately, Sorosiak is a deft hand with the empathy and the book is a bittersweet read about love, … Continue reading

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Social Intercourse by Greg Howard

I was curious as to how others were receiving this book and came across one review that noted you might feel like you need a shower after this book. And I have to agree – this definitely looks like it … Continue reading

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The Bird and The Blade by Megan Bannen

The Bird and the Blade is a retelling of the Opera Turandot. If you have never heard of Pucchini’s 1924 unfinished piece, that’s not surprising. Reviews through history have been polarizing, especially since it was completed by someone other than … Continue reading

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Ruthless Magic by Megan Crew

Ruthless Magic wasn’t a terrible book – it will keep you entertained from cover and cover – and there is plenty of adventure. But it also wasn’t a particularly original or distinct read, either. You’ll have seen most of the … Continue reading

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Onyx & Ivory by Mindee Arnett

Although I am giving this a 4 out of 5 star rating, I have to admit that I do so more because Mindee Arnett’s writing is so strong rather than that I actually enjoyed the book as much as I … Continue reading

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Geekerella by Ashley Poston

I can see why Geekerella was so beloved upon release in 2017 – it is a charming remake of the fairy tale with an appropriate modern flavor. Relatable (if not very realistic) main leads make you want to root for … Continue reading

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