Review: ‘Watchmen’ by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons

This Hugo Award-winning graphic novel chronicles the fall from grace of a group of super-heroes plagued by all-too-human failings. Along the way, the concept of the super-hero is dissected as the heroes are stalked by an unknown assassin. One of the most influential graphic novels of all time and a perennial best-seller, Watchmen has beenContinue reading “Review: ‘Watchmen’ by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons”

Review: ‘My Name Is Leon’ by Kit de Waal

A brother chosen. A brother left behind. And the only way home is to find him. Leon is nine, and has a perfect baby brother called Jake. They have gone to live with Maureen, who has fuzzy red hair like a halo, and a belly like Father Christmas. But the adults are speaking in lowContinue reading “Review: ‘My Name Is Leon’ by Kit de Waal”

Review: ‘The Young Elites’ by Marie Lu

I am tired of being used, hurt, and cast aside. Adelina Amouteru is a survivor of the blood fever. A decade ago, the deadly illness swept through her nation. Most of the infected perished, while many of the children who survived were left with strange markings. Adelina’s black hair turned silver, her lashes went pale, andContinue reading “Review: ‘The Young Elites’ by Marie Lu”

Review: ‘Dead of Night’ by Carlyle Labuschagne

In a dark and desolated After Earth, love still does exist, but the cost of bearing such a flaw is death. World War III has left Earth in utter turmoil. People’s beliefs are said to be the cause of the worldwide destruction. After The Clearing new laws are set about – to show certitude inContinue reading “Review: ‘Dead of Night’ by Carlyle Labuschagne”

Review: ‘Lady Midnight’ by Cassandra Clare

In a kingdom by the sea… In a secret world where half-angel warriors are sworn to fight demons, parabatai is a sacred word. A parabatai is your partner in battle. A parabatai is your best friend. Parabatai can be everything to each other—but they can never fall in love. Emma Carstairs is a warrior, a Shadowhunter, and the best in her generation. SheContinue reading “Review: ‘Lady Midnight’ by Cassandra Clare”

Review: ‘Six of Crows’ by Leigh Bardugo

Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price—and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker. Kaz is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams. But he can’t pull it off alone… A convict with aContinue reading “Review: ‘Six of Crows’ by Leigh Bardugo”

Saturday Spotlight #11 – ‘Lady Midnight’ Feels Galore

Saturday Spotlight is a weekly feature in which I honor a book, character, or author that has consumed my mind and may be the cause of future therapy sessions. I’m going to try my very best to control myself and act like the adult I’m supposed to be as I write this post. It’s cool.Continue reading “Saturday Spotlight #11 – ‘Lady Midnight’ Feels Galore”

Saturday Spotlight #10

Saturday Spotlight is a weekly feature in which I honor a book, character, or author that has consumed my mind and may be the cause of future therapy sessions.  {This week my Spotlight turned into a half-rant, half-fangirling session. But hey, that’s why I have this feature – to express my feels here so thatContinue reading “Saturday Spotlight #10”

Review: ‘Starflight’ by Melissa Landers

Life in the outer realm is a lawless, dirty, hard existence, and Solara Brooks is hungry for it. Just out of the orphanage, she needs a fresh start in a place where nobody cares about the engine grease beneath her fingernails or the felony tattoos across her knuckles. She’s so desperate to reach the realmContinue reading “Review: ‘Starflight’ by Melissa Landers”

Saturday Spotlight #9

Saturday Spotlight is a weekly feature in which I honor a book, character, or author that has consumed my mind and may be the cause of future therapy sessions.  This week has been a crazy rollercoaster of new experiences. Technically speaking, it was my first “real” week of university, meaning I spent most of myContinue reading “Saturday Spotlight #9”