The Sweet Far Thing

The Sweet Far Thing The Gemma Doyle Trilogy By Libba Bray Gemma Doyle drove me up the wall with her indecisiveness in The Sweet Far Thing. This book is over 800 pages. It didn’t need to be. There are a fair few subplots that simply didn’t need to be there, and Gemma spends an ungodly

Rebel Angels

Rebel Angels The Gemma Doyle Trilogy By Libba Bray Book two!! I was a little hesitant with how the book started; Kartik’s point of view wasn’t bad, but I immediately missed Gemma and hoped the book wouldn’t continue to swap between the two characters. Thankfully, it didn’t! We get Kartik’s motives right out the gate,

A Great and Terrible Beauty

A Great and Terrible Beauty The Gemma Doyle Trilogy By Libba Bray I’ve had this book on my shelf for over a decade, and I am so sad I didn’t pick it up until now. A Great and Terrible Beauty is many of my favorite things in one pretty package: historical fiction, fantasy, and young

Shadow Spinner

Shadow Spinner By Susan Fletcher I don’t recall when I first read this book, but it was probably in 2002 or 2003. I loved it as a kid, and I love it still! I’ve always been intrigued with the story of Shahrazad and 1001 Nights and every other iteration of this tale. This particular version

The Lovely Bones

The Lovely Bones By Alice Sebold {Warnings for The Lovely Bones: sexual and physical violence} The Lovely Bones is about moving on, both after death and for those who are still living and have experienced a death or trauma. Its message is sound and practical, and leads with a semi-omniscient narrator, Susie. The point of


Sapphique By Catherine Fisher Okay, so it turns out, I did read Sapphique after Incarceron as a teenager. I didn’t forget about it! I actually mixed the two books into one in my head! Personally, I call that a good thing. Fisher’s two books smooth into one another without any hiccups, and the story moves


Incarceron By Catherine Fisher I have so much hype for Incarceron! If I recall correctly, this was the first book I read by Fisher back when it was new in 2007 or so. I really enjoyed it then, and I have the same feeling now. Incarceron is fast-paced, mysterious, and kind of creepy. Of course,

The Two Princesses of Bamarre

The Two Princesses of Bamarre By Gail Carson Levine Success! I read Levine’s The Two Princesses of Bamarre in one go, and I loved it so much. It’s been over a decade since I’ve read this book, and after Just Ella, I was prepared to be a little disappointed. Thankfully, that wasn’t the case, and

Just Ella

Just Ella By Margaret Peterson Haddix Part of me wishes I hadn’t read this again. For me, some of the magic really is gone from the pages of Just Ella. The first time I read this book, I was around nine years old and still in love with fairy tales and believing in the happy