Into the Jewish Woods

The Sisters of the Winter Wood by Rena Rossner My rating: 3 of 5 stars Thank you, Hachette Book Group, for giving me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Jews always come out battered, bruised, but still triumphant. Because we believe in God, in community, in compassion, and in the… Continue reading Into the Jewish Woods

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Perfect Like Snowflakes

Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch My rating: 4.75 of 5 stars Even the strongest blizzards start with a single snowflake. Why in the world was this book at the bottom of my TBR??? I would've read it sooner had I known it would be this freakin' good. I admit it was off to a… Continue reading Perfect Like Snowflakes

The Ruler of Prolonged Suspense

Rule by Ellen Goodlett My rating: 3 of 5 stars Thank you, Hachette Book Group, for giving me a finished copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Whoever their blackmailer was, they were still out there. I haven't felt this frustrated in quite a while. It's not necessarily a bad thing since… Continue reading The Ruler of Prolonged Suspense

The Beauty of Endings

The Beauty of Darkness by Mary E. Pearson My rating: 5 of 5 stars I am yours, and you are mine, and no kingdom will ever come between us. This is undeniably one of the best books I have ever read. It made me feel a myriad of emotions, ranging from uncontrollable joy to heartbreaking… Continue reading The Beauty of Endings

Everyone Has Heart Problems

Heart of Thorns by Bree Barton My rating: 4 of 5 stars The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it? —Jeremiah 17:9 Heart of Thorns earned a place on my TBR shelf because I thought that this book was inspired by Sleeping Beauty. Just look at that thorny cover… Continue reading Everyone Has Heart Problems

Don’t Read This Book in the Dark

Give the Dark My Love by Beth Revis My rating: 4 of 5 stars Thank you, Penguin Random House, for giving me an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. Was this what necromancy was? Raising the bodies but losing the souls? What point was there in that? Beth Revis is one… Continue reading Don’t Read This Book in the Dark

Hating Such a Heartless Nemesis

With my last dying breath, I would make him regret the day he ever laid eyes on me. —Lia Ouch. That ending was utterly painful. The last time I felt this way was when I read The Winner's Crime. There were so many evocative scenes crammed into the last hundred pages. My brother recently asked… Continue reading Hating Such a Heartless Nemesis

Boredom Can Be a Very Sharp Sword

Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard My rating: 2 of 5 stars If I am a sword, I am a sword made of glass, and I feel myself beginning to shatter. Honestly, I would have enjoyed this book if it had been less than 440 pages. 300 pages would've sufficed. A lot of things do happen… Continue reading Boredom Can Be a Very Sharp Sword

Pidgey, I Choose You!

Black Wings Beating by Alex London My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars Thank you, Macmillan, for giving me an ARC in exchange for an honest review. There was an invisible tether that bound them to each other. Each of them was the falcon, each the falconer. Have you ever read a book reminiscent of Pokemon?… Continue reading Pidgey, I Choose You!

Peculiar Enjoyment

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children: The Graphic Novel by Ransom Riggs My rating: 4 of 5 stars I used to dream about escaping my ordinary life, but my life was never ordinary. I had simply failed to notice how extraordinary it was. After two pathetic attempts to finish the actual novelized form of Miss… Continue reading Peculiar Enjoyment