Because the Odds Were in Her Favor

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins My rating: 5 of 5 stars Destroying things is much easier than making them. Just like Twilight, The Hunger Games was one of the books that introduced me to the addictive world of YA literature. I loved it so much that I wrote about it in my undergraduate thesis. Looking [...]

A Fantastic Addition to the HP Universe

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay by J.K. Rowling My rating: 5 of 5 stars Please don't hurt my creatures—they are not dangerous. —Newt Scamander I practiced the Book Before Movie Policy in my approach to this beautiful screenplay. Why? Because there's just something about the feeling of seeing words come [...]

Cursed to Be a Disappointment

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts 1 & 2 by John Tiffany My rating: 1 of 5 stars Are you aware how stupid you've been? Bravery doesn't forgive stupidity. —Professor McGonagall Haters gonna hate! I did not expect that I would dislike this play so much. I refuse to place it in league with [...]

The Perks of Being a Fake Royal

The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen My rating: 5 of 5 stars I don't want power or wealth, Conner. I want to stay alive. —Sage Surprise, surprise! It's been a while since I've read a middle grade book. Heck, it is a truth universally acknowledged that YA books have dominated my TBR for the [...]