Review: End of Days

End of Days by Susan Ee My rating: 3 of 5 stars After a daring escape from the angels, Penryn and Raffe are on the run. They’re both desperate to find a doctor who can reverse the twisted changes inflicted by the angels on Raffe and Penryn’s sister. As they set off in search of … Continue reading Review: End of Days

Review: World After

World After by Susan Ee My rating: 4 of 5 stars In this sequel to the bestselling fantasy thriller, Angelfall, the survivors of the angel apocalypse begin to scrape back together what's left of the modern world. When a group of people capture Penryn's sister Paige, thinking she's a monster, the situation ends in a … Continue reading Review: World After

Review: Angelfall

Angelfall by Susan Ee My rating: 4 of 5 stars It's been six weeks since angels of the apocalypse descended to demolish the modern world. Street gangs rule the day while fear and superstition rule the night. When warrior angels fly away with a helpless little girl, her seventeen-year-old sister Penryn will do anything to … Continue reading Review: Angelfall

Review: Orange 1

Orange 1 by Ichigo Takano My rating: 4 of 5 stars One day, Takamiya Naho receives a letter written to herself from ten years in the future. As Naho reads on, the letter recites the exact events of the day, including the transfer of a new student into her class named Naruse Kakeru. The Naho … Continue reading Review: Orange 1

Review: Library of Souls

Library of Souls by Ransom Riggs My rating: 4 of 5 stars As the story opens, sixteen-year-old Jacob discovers a powerful new ability, and soon he’s diving through history to rescue his peculiar companions from a heavily guarded fortress. Accompanying Jacob on his journey are Emma Bloom, a girl with fire at her fingertips, and … Continue reading Review: Library of Souls

ARC Review: The Ship Beyond Time

The Ship Beyond Time by Heidi Heilig My rating: 5 of 5 stars Some things should not be stolen. After what seems like a lifetime of following her father across the globe and through the centuries, Nix has finally taken the helm of their time-traveling ship. Her future—and the horizon—is bright. Until she learns she … Continue reading ARC Review: The Ship Beyond Time

[Reblogged] Book Review: Roar

This post brings up the disturbing return of the alpha male trope in YA books, and how normalization of toxic love interests is unhealthy. Suffice to say, I won’t be reading/reviewing this, but in light of the fact that this book has high ratings on GR (4.07 stars as on 20 June 2017) I feel it would be enlightening to anyone hoping to read this book.

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Title: Roar

Author: Cora Carmack

Rating: 1/5 Stars

Series? Yes

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Eagle-eyed blog readers may note that the usual purchase links to online retailers is missing from this post. This was entirely intentional because I think every dollar that goes towards Roar is a dollar wasted. I went in expecting an entertaining fantasy, filled with storm magic and a princess discovering her destiny. While the book partially delivered on these expectations, it also came with a significant amount of toxic masculinity, two domineering and possessive love interests, a romance that perpetuates rape culture, and a woman of colour thrown under the bus to further the heroine’s own storyline.

Roar

I’ll get the lone positive out of the way first. The world building in Roar was compelling, set in a world haunted by tempestuous storms where gifted humans employ magic to control them. Since the internet has no shortage of glowing reviews…

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Top Ten Tuesday: Series I’ve Been Meaning To Start But Haven’t

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish wherein each week bloggers list out their Top Ten. You know, some days I wish I could keep up with all the new books released and lessen my TBR pile, but time passes and things slip through the cracks and whoops, … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Series I’ve Been Meaning To Start But Haven’t

ARC Review: The Dragon’s Price

The Dragon's Price by Bethany Wiggins My rating: 1.5 of 5 stars When two warring kingdoms unified against a deadly menace laying waste to both their lands, they had to make a choice: vow to marry their heirs to one another, or forfeit their lives to the dragon. Centuries later, everyone expects the sheltered princess Sorrowlynn … Continue reading ARC Review: The Dragon’s Price

ARC Review: Spindle Fire

Spindle Fire by Lexa Hillyer My rating: 5 of 5 stars Half sisters Isabelle and Aurora are polar opposites: Isabelle is the king’s headstrong illegitimate daughter, whose sight was tithed by faeries; Aurora, beautiful and sheltered, was tithed her sense of touch and voice on the same day. Despite their differences, the sisters have always … Continue reading ARC Review: Spindle Fire