Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo

So I didn't love this book. The good and bad of it were inextricably intertwined - Kaz's grand plan to set everything to rights was incredibly detailed and all-encompassing. Over and over the book took me to an emotional edge, and it wore on me. It may have been a case of bad timing -… Continue reading Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo

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This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab

I'm not addressing plot - it's too much fun to let you travel down that path with the book. It's no secret that I love Victoria Schwab. Vicious remains one of the most unique and memorable books I've read. TSS was enjoyable - action, an interesting and likable hero, and a really really cool premise.… Continue reading This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab

The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley by Hannah Tinti

Listen, man. You can't just be pretty. You need a point! I guess this is a story about a criminal father (arguably a "bad guy") and his love for his spunky daughter. But there's hardly any real point. The writing is lovely - lots of imagery - maybe too much detail. Even while tons of… Continue reading The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley by Hannah Tinti