Review: Klaw: The First Cycle

When I first saw Klaw: The First Cycle, what immediately drew me in was the cover. While being immensely minimalistic, there was just something captivating about the sharpness of the tiger and the young man. There was a magic behind it that lured me towards its contents with great interest. When I was offered an…

Review: Paper Girls, Vol. 1

Paper Girls is another fantastically original story from the brilliant mind behind Saga, Volume 1, Mr. Brian K. Vaughan. Halloween morning has arrived. Teenagers are traipsing through town, dressed in their scary, villainous costumes. In the midst of it all, we have four teenage girls who go about their paper delivery routes. But starts off…

Review: Beautiful Redemption

Beautiful Redemption was somewhat of a shock for me. After my disappointing experience with the third installment, Beautiful Chaos, I had extremely low expectations of what was to come with the finale, however. Everything that I disliked (or hated) about book three, seems to have been remedied in book four! In the previous novel, Ethan…

Shinobi Life Manga Review

Shinobi Life is a manga series about an adolescent boy who falls through a time “tear” and travels from historical Japan to the present. Upon his arrival he meets a girl who is the descendant of the princess that he was charged with protecting from his original era. This girl just so happens to look…

Review: Strange Sweet Song

Strange Sweet Song by Adi Rule My rating: 3 of 5 stars Strange Sweet Song came to me in February’s BookCase.Club subscription box. I picked it up, skimmed the synopsis, and found myself eager to sit down and dive right into it. Classical music has been one of my most favored things in life since…

Review: Beautiful Chaos

Beautiful Chaos by Kami Garcia My rating: 3 of 5 stars When I think about Beautiful Chaos the one phrase that appears before my eyes in crazy, weird font is: bloody-freaking predictable, which doesn’t necessarily mean it was a bad book…because it really wasn’t. I have realized that the one thing I can count on…

Review: I, Ripper: A Novel

Jack the Ripper is a worldwide phenomenon, even one-hundred twenty-eight years later. The gruesome murders that he committed, the visceral portraits of scarlet and flesh that adorned walls and alleys, continue to fascinate and terrify here in the 21st century. The fact that he has never been caught just adds more glamour to his immortality.…

February Bookcase.Club UNBOXING!

I did it, I finally sucked it up and signed up for a monthly subscription box! I used to be subscribed to Loot Crate, but in all honesty, it just never felt like my money was being used for something worthwhile. After two months, I nicked that weed for good. Shortly afterwards, this subscription gimmick…

Review: Beautiful Darkness

Beautiful Darkness by Kami Garcia My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars When I began Beautiful Darkness, I was just starting to fall into a reading rut. I had a difficult time getting into the first fifty to hundred pages. But as the story unfolded and started to pick up some pace, it lured me out…

January’s Book Haul (Albeit Slightly Late)

Good evening my fellow readers! I recently put together some ravishing red bookshelves with my flatmate and darling significant other, The Bookbear (check out his Booktube here), and it occurred to me that I had completely procrastinated on doing a book haul for the lovely month of January. January was a rather low-key month for…

Review: The Carrie Diaries

The Carrie Diaries by Candace Bushnell My rating: 2.5 of 5 stars The Carrie Diaries was a frustrating read for me. There is a lot of potential between the pages of this adolescent prequel to Sex in the City, but the terrible writing along with the format of the whole piece just degraded the overall…

Review: Beautiful Creatures

Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars Beautiful Creatures was quite the little curiosity for me. I went into it with a bit of skepticism, assuming that it would be an immature and semi-poorly written piece of young adult fiction. As I began reading the first page of…

Review: Koko Takes a Holiday

How do I even begin a review for a book like this? I mean, seriously, there was so much…vibrancy within the three-hundred-forty some odd pages that I’m at a loss for creative introductions. While the author, Kieran Shea, claims that this is his first novel (publications in literary magazines aside) I feel the need to…

Review: Crimson Peak (Novel)

Crimson Peak was quite the unexpected delight for me in many ways. I didn’t get a chance to see the movie while it was running in theaters, but the desire to do so had been there. A swoon-worthy British gentleman like Tom Hiddleston stars in it, after all, how could you not want to relish…

Review: 1Q84

Haruki Murakami has been one of my favorite authors for quite a long time. My first experience with his work came in the form of a slim book titled South of the Border, West of the Sun. It was a tender coming-of-age love story that swept me into the night with a marathon reading. That…