Ash by Malinda Lo – A Book Review

Ash by Malinda Lo is a young adult fantasy novel that is a re-telling of the Cinderella fairy tale. It follows a young girl named Ash. When her father passes away, she’s left in the care of her new stepmother, who is very cruel to her. Consumed with in a shroud of grief and loneliness,…

Review: The Other Side of Gravity

Science-fiction is a huge weakness of mine, especially if the stories are on faraway planets with unique civilizations, crazy gadgets, and creative types of world building. I know that you aren’t supposed to judge a book by its cover, but with The Other Side of Gravity by Shelly Crane it is really difficult not to.…

Review: Monsterland

Monsterland by Michael Phillip Cash My rating: 2 of 5 stars Monsterland is a young-adult horror novel that revolves around a theme-park where creatures like vampires, zombies, and werewolves are held in captivity for the amusement (and fear) of spectators. It sounds very similar to a certain dinosaur story written many years ago, which unlike…

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…