Category Fantasy

BOOK REVIEW: Hunted by Meagan Spooner

Title: Hunted Author: Meagan Spooner Series: N/A Genre: Fantasy, Fairy tale Retelling, Young Adult Published: March 14th 2017 by HarperTeen Rating: 5/5 stars ★★★★★ “Fairy tales are about lessons. Those who are virtuous and true are rewarded, while those who are wicked and greedy are punished.” SYNOPSIS: Beauty knows the Beast’s forest in her bones—and […]

BOOK OF THE MONTH (Mar ’17): Kiss of Snow by Nalini Singh

I like my books with strong female leads and Kiss of Snow delivered it perfectly. Sienna is one of the strongest female heroines I’ve read about and obviously, one of my favorites. This recommendation is a salute to all amazing women out there. Just as what Lifetime’s Women’s Month station ID says, welcome to Fempire! […]

SERIES REVIEW: Legend Trilogy by Marie Lu

Series Title: Legend Author: Marie Lu Status: Completed Number of Books: 3 Genre: Young Adult Dystopia Series (Average) Rating: 4.33/5 stars ★★★★ LEGEND is a young adult dystopian series set in a future America divided into two countries: the Republic and the Colonies. The story stars two teens–both ‘legends’ in their own rights–named June and […]

BOOK REVIEW: Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Title: Gemina Author: Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff Series: The Illuminae Files #2 Genre: Sci-Fi, Young Adult Published: October 18th 2016 by Knopf Books for Young Readers Rating: 5/5 stars ★★★★★ “And blood and tears and screams did not matter anymore, because at least they are together.” SYNOPSIS: Moving to a space station at the […]

BOOK REVIEW: Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Title: Illuminae Author: Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff Series: The Illuminae Files #1 Genre: Sci-Fi, Young Adult Published: October 20th 2015 by Knopf Books for Young Readers Rating: 5/5 stars ★★★★★ “You deserve every star in the galaxy laid out at your feet and a thousand diamonds in your hair. You deserve someone who’ll run […]

SERIES REVIEW: Starbound Trilogy by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

Series Title: Starbound Author: Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner Status: Completed Number of Books: 3 (All books are stand-alone; continuing story arc) Genre: Young Adult Sci-fi Series (Average) Rating: 4/5 stars ★★★★ It’s been quite a while since I posted a series review. I only do so when I really love all the characters. I […]

BOOK OF THE MONTH (MAY ’16): These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

May is my birth month and I feel like I need to feature a book that has become special to me. These Broken Stars fit the bill. I fell in love with the cover immediately after seeing it (just look at that beautiful gown and gorgeous boy!) and fell even more in love with the […]

SERIES REVIEW: Lila by Sarah Alderson

Series Title: Lila Author: Sarah Alderson Status: On-going Number of Books: 2 (+6 novellas) Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, Young Adult Series Rating: 3/5 stars ★★★   BOOK 1: Hunting Lila Book Rating: 4/5 stars ★★★★ “He who fears to suffer, Suffers from fear..” ✽✽✽ BLURB: 17-year-old Lila has two secrets she’s prepared to take to […]

SERIES REVIEW: Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi

Series Title: Under the Never Sky Author: Veronica Rossi Status: Completed Number of Books: 3 Genre: Fanstasy, Dystopia, Young Adult Series Rating: 3/5 stars ★★★ BOOK 1: Under the Never Sky “She looked up. “A world of nevers under a never sky.” She fit in well then, he thought. A girl who never shut up.” […]

BOOK REVIEW: This Shattered World by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

Title: This Shattered World Author: Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner Series: Starbound #2 (Stand-alone) Genre: Sci-Fi, Young Adult Published: December 23rd 2014 by Disney-Hyperion Rating: 3/5 stars ★★★ “Letting yourself get hurt isn’t brave, love. Brave is protecting others from hurt.” ❉❉❉ BLURB: The second installment in the epic Starbound trilogy introduces a new pair […]

BOOK REVIEW: Sunshine by Robin McKinley

Title: Sunshine Author: Robin McKinley Series: N/A Genre: Urban Fantasy Rating: 3/5 stars ★★★ “What we can do, we must do: we must use what we are given, and we must use it the best we can, however much or little help we have for the task. What you have been given is a hard […]

BOOK REVIEW: Opposition (Lux #5) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Title: Opposition (Lux #5) Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout Genre: Urban Fantasy, Young Adult Published: August 2014, Entangled Teen Rating: 4/5 stars ★★★★ BLURB: Katy knows the world changed the night the Luxen came. She can’t believe Daemon welcomed his race or stood by as his kind threatened to obliterate every last human and hybrid on […]

BOOK REVIEW: Origin (Lux #4) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Title: Origin (Lux #4) Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout Genre: Urban Fantasy, Young Adult Published: August 2013, Entangled Teen Rating: 4/5 stars ★★★★ BLURB: Daemon will do anything to get Katy back. After the successful but disastrous raid on Mount Weather, he’s facing the impossible. Katy is gone. Taken. Everything becomes about finding her. Taking out […]

BOOK REVIEW: Opal (Lux #3) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Title: Opal (Lux #3) Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout Genre: Urban Fantasy, Young Adult Published: December 2012, Entangled Teen Rating: 4/5 stars ★★★★ BLURB: After everything, I’m no longer the same Katy. I’m different… And I’m not sure what that will mean in the end. When each step we take in discovering the truth puts us […]

BOOK REVIEW: Onyx (Lux #2) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Title: Onyx (Lux #2) Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout Genre: Urban Fantasy, Young Adult Published: August 2012, Entangled Teen Rating: 3/5 stars ★★★ BLURB: Being connected to Daemon Black sucks… Thanks to his alien mojo, Daemon’s determined to prove what he feels for me is more than a product of our bizarro connection. So I’ve sworn […]