Book Review: The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

So, if you’re on Twitter, Instagram, or planet Earth in general, you’ve probably heard of this little book called The Cruel Prince. The Cruel Prince is a YA fantasy novel by Holly Black, and the first in a series. It follows Jude, who, along with her twin sister, Taryn, and older sister, Vivi, was kidnapped […]

Book Review: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Ready Player One is a pretty popular (okay, that’s the understatement of the year—it’s hugely popular) dystopian sci-fi novel by Ernest Cline. The book is set in the year 2045, in a world in which many of the problems we are already starting to see today have come to a head—overcrowding/overpopulation, poverty, food shortages, gas […]

Book Review: Bird Box by Josh Malerman

I initially started seeing Bird Box around the bookstagram-phere (not a thing, you say? Well, it is now. I just made it up) quite a few months ago. I think it was a Book of the Month book back in the spring and maybe that’s why so many people seemed to be getting their hands […]

Book Review: Bonfire by Krysten Ritter

If you’ve been floating around the bookish community over the past few months, there’s a pretty good chance you’ve already heard of Bonfire. But in case you haven’t, let’s recap: Bonfire is a suspense/psychological thriller novel by Krysten Ritter, who, prior to penning this novel, was best known for being an actress in shows like […]

Book Review: Spellbook of the Lost & Found by Moira Fowley-Doyle

I usually try to be at least somewhat eloquent and, at the very least, coherent in my book reviews, but this book just made me want to yell OH MY GOD EVERYONE READ THIS NOW. Of course, I totally understand that you may want to know a bit more than that, so don’t worry. I […]

Book Review: Emma in the Night by Wendy Walker

Eep. I have some thoughts about this one. Emma in the Night is a psychological thriller by Wendy Walker that centers on the disappearance of Cass and Emma Tanner. Three years ago, the two sisters both mysteriously disappeared. Now, Cass shows back up without Emma telling a story about the two sisters being held against […]

Book Review: Disappearance at Devil’s Rock by Paul Tremblay

Paul Tremblay has an impeccable talent for blending difficult real life situations with the paranormal in a way that makes you question whether you’re more afraid of the unknown or of the horrible acts that human beings commit against each other, and Disappearance at Devil’s Rock is another excellent display of that skill. This novel […]

Book Review: Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour

Everything Leads To You is a YA contemporary by Nina LaCour. I actually recently discovered Nina LaCour when I read her novel We Are Okay (review here, by the way) and fell madly, deeply, and instantly in love with her writing. As soon as I finished reading that book, I said to myself, well, okay, now […]

Book Review: My Best Friend’s Exorcism by Grady Hendrix

With the overwhelming success of the Netflix series Stranger Things and the return of Stephen King’s It to theaters with the children’s storyline bumped forward by nearly thirty years, the 80s are having another major moment in horror—and My Best Friend’s Exorcism, by Grady Hendrix, is no exception. This horror novel has been on my […]

Book Review: A Map for Wrecked Girls by Jessica Taylor

Have you ever gotten in a fight with someone while you were in a car together, and then you had to just sit there with them…trapped…unable to go anywhere else and forced to either work through your issues or tear each other’s heads off? This book is basically that feeling, multiplied by about a thousand. […]