Review: “Scarlet” by Marissa Meyer

I’ve managed to tackle a majority of September’s TBR thanks to my local library and their audiobooks. I listened to Cinder on audiobook a few months ago and enjoyed it, so I was excited to dive back into the Lunar Chronicles world with the next book in the series, Scarlet.

While it’s safe to say I wasn’t wholly disappointed, I didn’t like this book as much as Cinder. It’s also safe to say that I will continue to listen to the rest of the series in audiobook format because the narrator continues to do a fantastic job!

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Review: “Furthermore” by Tahereh Mafi

Here’s the thing: I don’t read a lot of middle grade. It isn’t really my thing but I’ve come to appreciate the differences between each genre of literature, especially in age gap genres like MG, YA, and NA (I still struggle with NA a bit but that’s another story).

When Mafi released Furthermore, I was a little hesitant about it. Although it sounded wonderful, I wasn’t sure what to make of it. I’ve only read the 1st book in the “Shatter Me” series and while I enjoyed it, it’s not something I’ve made a priority on my TBR pile. Don’t get me wrong, I did enjoy this book but… Not as much as I hoped. I wouldn’t necessarily put it along with “overhyped books” but let’s just say I was fairly underwhemled.

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Top Ten Tuesday: All about Audio(books)!

TTT was created by the Broke and the Bookish. Check out the other topics and don’t forget to leave your TTT so I can check it out! 🙂

So today’s TTT is all things audio. I could do 10 favorite audiobooks, albums, songs, bands, podcasts, whatever really. I’m going to focus on audiobooks. They don’t seem to get enough love but all the ones I’ve listened to are so good! And they really do a great job filling up the drive to and from work and home for me.

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Top Ten Tuesday: My ALL TIME Favorite Books of YA Fantasy

Omg, this is so hard, where do I even begin?! I thought about doing just fantasy but the truth is, I don’t read a lot of non-YA fantasy. YA is my go-to genre in everything so I though I at least could do myself a favor (!!!) by picking fantasy as my sub-genre! Still difficult though because there’s so many good ones! Ahhhhhh.

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Review: “A Torch Against the Night” by Sabaa Tahir

This book kept me up past my bedtime (which is saying a lot because I keep sleeping hours like an old person). I read at work when I was supposed to be working (oops!). I savored the last 100 pages. I savored the final chapter even more. All the characters I loved and even ones I didn’t think I would are back and if this book doesn’t give you a reason to follow Tahir throughout her writing career, look again. Tahir holds nothing back. There’s blood, death, violence, manipulation, but edging its way in all the dark places is light and hope and love.

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Review: “Lady Killer, Vol. 1” by Joëlle Jones & Jamie S. Rich

I picked up this book on a whim on a trip to my local library. I’d actually seen this comic around the comic book shops (when I actually went to them–it’s been a while) and I liked the premise and the art but I never did manage to buy it.

So of course I’m minding my own business, perusing the displays at the library, when I see a whole display of just comic volumes. I saw this and picked it up without question. I needed something easy to read and this was really perfect.

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