Top Ten Tuesday

Top 10 Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a bookish meme/feature created by The Broke and the Bookish

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Review: Our Dark Duet by Victoria Schwab

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Publication: March 7th 2017
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
Pages:  336 pages
Source: Bookmobile
Genre: Fiction, Young Adult, Fantasy
My Rating: ⛤⛤⛤⛤

A bittersweet end to a beautiful duology, once again Schwab packs action and emotion into a YA series that will be missed by many.

In Our Dark Duet we’re back following our favourite monster hunter Kate and favourite monster August and see just exactly how their lives have changed since Our Savage Song. Kate is still hunting monsters, but this time in Prosperity where she’s found an underground team of vigilantes who want to fight Prosperity’s monsters but don’t know Continue reading

Review: The Song Rising by Samantha Shannon

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Publication: March 7th 2017
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Pages:  384 pages
Source: Bookmobile
Genre: Fiction, Young Adult, Adult, Fantasy, Romance, Science Fiction, Dystopia
My Rating: ⛤⛤⛤

“Never allow yourself to believe you should be silent” (Shannon 121).

I’ve loved Samantha Shannon’s work since first reading The Bone Season three years ago. I love the complex world she’s created in her books, the fully-dimensional characters, and the overall uniqueness of the series as a whole. So I was excited for The Song Rising, like really super excited, and I wanted to like this book more, I really really did. After the action, deception, and twists of The Mime Order I was so excited to read The Song Rising (even though it took much longer to come out then it should have, but at least Shannon acknowledges that, which is very brave of an author) and see what Shannon would add to Paige’s world, but unfortunately The Song Rising didn’t meet up to the high standards of the other two books. Continue reading

Review: A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab

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Publication: February 21st 2017
Publisher: Tor Books
Pages:  624 pages
Source: Bookmobile
Genre: Fiction, Young Adult, Adult, Fantasy, Romance, Adventure
My Rating: ⛤⛤⛤⛤⛤

“Love and loss are like a ship and the sea. They rise together. The more we love, the more we have to lose. But the only way to avoid loss is to avoid love. And what a sad world that would be” (Schwab 371).

There’s so much I want to say about this book. So much I can’t say because it’s new and I don’t want to spoil the magic for anyone. Continue reading

Review: The Edge of Everything by Jeff Giles

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Publication: February 1st 2017
Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens Books
Pages:  368 pages
Source: Bookmobile
Genre: Fiction, Young Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance
My Rating: ⛤⛤

“Everything he knew about loveliness began and ended with her” (Giles 122).

Well this was one weird book. It’s hard to even think about where to start with this review because it was NOTHING like how I expected the story to be and it was just so weird.

Some people on Goodreads thought this book was going to be a Contemporary, I thought it was going to be a Contemporary turned Dystopian, or a recent Dystopian society that hasn’t turned into full Dystopia yet, but it’s none of the above! Instead The Edge of Everything is a strange paranormal fantasyish romance. Continue reading

Review: Radiance by Catherynne M. Valente

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Publication: August 20th 2015
Publisher: Tor Books
Pages:  429 pages
Source: Bookmobile
Genre: Fiction, Fantasy, Young Adult, Adult, Science Fiction, Steampunk, Mystery, Speculative Fiction
My Rating: ⛤⛤⛤⛤⛤

Radiance, I love you right in the face!

I went through many different emotions when while reading this book. It started with interest, confusion, frustration, excitement, awe, and then getting unexpectedly hit with THE FEELS!

When I finished Radiance, I couldn’t help thinking about how long this must have taken Valente to write. Not only is it a fairly large book, it’s also written in a variety of styles from editorials, letters, diary entry’s, film scripts, noir, gothic, surreal, and a whole slew more I’m sure I’m forgetting. But then I found out it only takes Valente 30 days to write a novel, even a radiant one like this, and I got jealous, but she’s an amazing author so it only makes sense that a brilliant person could write such a brilliant story. Continue reading

The Core of the Sun by Johanna Sinisalo

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Publication: January 5th 2016
Publisher:  Grove Press, Black Cat
Pages:  304 pages
Source: Bookmobile
Genre: Fiction, Sci-fi, Dystopia
My Rating: ⛤⛤⛤⛤⛤

Hey Finland, how’s everything going on your side of the world? With all the dystopia literature set in the States (and the current dystopia narrative currently being written), sometimes we North Americans forget that dystopia narratives can happen in other parts of the world?

You doing okay? Your society hasn’t become a feminist dystopia? Just checking in. Continue reading

Change Places with Me by Lois Metzger Review

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Publication: June 14th 2016
Publisher:  Blazer + Bray
Pages:  224 pages
Source: Bookmobile
Genre: Fiction, Young Adult, Science Fiction, Mystery
My Rating: ⛤⛤⛤⛤

Another long time without a review! I keep apologizing for this, and I keep getting worse at writing more reviews. But I’m not giving up yet. I just need to learn to organize my time better, write reviews whenever I have the opportunity instead of procrastinating.

Let’s hope I stick with it this time. Continue reading