There Are Monsters in This Book // Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia

Title: Eliza and Her Monsters Position: Standalone Author: Francesca Zappia (Made You Up) Genre: Contemporary Pages: 400 Rating: 3.5/5 Eighteen-year-old Eliza Mirk is the anonymous creator of Monstrous Sea, a wildly popular webcomic, but when a new boy at school tempts her to live a life offline, everything she’s worked for begins to crumble. In the real world, Eliza Mirk is … More There Are Monsters in This Book // Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia

SO MANY REVIEWS – I Apologize for Nothing // Mini-Reviews

Yep, there are a lot of reviews here, but with this post, I’m FINALLY CAUGHT UP! This is months-worth of books, so this is pretty exciting. Of course, I’m always reading, so this whole being on top of things isn’t going to last long, but I WILL TAKE IT. Anyway, onto the many reviews, including … More SO MANY REVIEWS – I Apologize for Nothing // Mini-Reviews

Starbucks, Computers, and Anxiety // Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella

I heard that this book involved anxiety, but I felt like I had heard mixed things (I don’t remember if I actually did hear mixed things, but that was my frame of mind going into this book), so I didn’t go into it with high expectations. Well, even though this was a slight book that’s … More Starbucks, Computers, and Anxiety // Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella

Something Wicked This Way Comes // As I Descended by Robin Talley

I’m a sucker for retellings – I’m not quite sure why, although I suspect it’s because it’s easier to read a modern retelling of a Shakespeare play than it is to read the play itself. And, let’s be honest, many of these great tales are products of their own time. Sometimes that means they’re problematic … More Something Wicked This Way Comes // As I Descended by Robin Talley

Hey At Least They’re Not Always Mini Right Now // Mini-Reviews

Up to This Pointe (Jennifer Longo) | Goodreads | 4 stars I did ballet for two years back in 4th and 5th grade (and a little bit when I was about 3 or so, but I don’t think that really counts), but I was never on the same level as Harper and her best friend, that’s for … More Hey At Least They’re Not Always Mini Right Now // Mini-Reviews

A Thousand And One Tales of Magic and Intrigue // The Rose and the Dagger by Renée Ahdieh

Aw, this beautiful Middle Eastern fantasy – even when you have your problems, you’re a beautiful little story. This sequel didn’t quite live up to my expectations of the spectacular The Wrath and the Dawn, but that’s simply the difference between a stellar 4.5 star debut and a pretty fantastic 4 star sophomore effort. < pro … More A Thousand And One Tales of Magic and Intrigue // The Rose and the Dagger by Renée Ahdieh

School’s Out Forever // Summer Days and Summer Nights edited by Stephanie Perkins

Title: Summer Days and Summer Nights Position: Standalone Anthology Editor: Stephanie Perkins (Anna and the French Kiss, Lola and the Boy Next Door, Isla and the Happily Ever After) Genres: Contemporary/Fantasy/Horror/Magical Realism/Paranormal/Science Fiction Pages: 384 Rating: 3.5/5 Maybe it’s the long, lazy days, or maybe it’s the heat making everyone a little bit crazy. Whatever the reason, summer is the … More School’s Out Forever // Summer Days and Summer Nights edited by Stephanie Perkins

Power is Everything // The Fixer & The Long Game by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

  The Fixer and The Long Game author: Jennifer Lynn Barnes (Raised by Wolves, Trial by Fire, Taken by Storm, and The Naturals) | genre: Mystery | rating: 4.5 stars   I don’t know why I avoided Jennifer Lynn Barnes’s books so long after enjoying her werewolf trilogy for the most part. Seriously, the only good thing … More Power is Everything // The Fixer & The Long Game by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Undercover With the Rich and Well-Connected // Diplomatic Immunity by Brodi Ashton

Title: Diplomatic Immunity Position: Standalone Author: Brodi Ashton (Everneath and Everbound) Genre: Contemporary Pages: 368 Rating: 4/5 Aspiring reporter Piper Baird decides to write a scathing exposé on the overprivileged students at an elite Washington, DC, school, only for her life to change when she begins to fall for the story’s main subject, in this new realistic contemporary romance from … More Undercover With the Rich and Well-Connected // Diplomatic Immunity by Brodi Ashton

Once Upon a Dream of Dragons // Kingdom of Ashes by Rhiannon Thomas

Once upon a time, there was a timid princess… As I surely mentioned in the review of this book’s companion, Sleeping Beauty was always my favorite princess for various reasons. That alone put some probably unfair expectations on A Wicked Thing, but it stood up to all that pretty well, well enough that there was even … More Once Upon a Dream of Dragons // Kingdom of Ashes by Rhiannon Thomas