Books Young Adult Fiction

Huntress by Malinda Lo

October 29, 2020
Huntress by Malinda Lo

I read Ash a very long time ago and adored it so I expected to love Huntress. I didn't. The characters were very one dimensional, there was no growth and the resolution didn't resolve anything. The quest was finished but then the personal issues that characters had remained. I found both Kaede and Taisin unlikeable and quite honestly forgettable. Similarly the plot was easy to guess, it was…

Books Wrap Ups

June Wrap Up

September 3, 2020
June Wrap Up 2020

I do see that the month now reads Septemeber on the calendar but let's move past that, okay? Wonderful. June (all those many months ago) was an average reading month in quantity but fantastic for quality. I read outside of my comfort zone, found a new favourite author and finally completed a series that I've been reading since 2010. Despite the fact that it's a while ago I'm…

Books Graphic Novel Reviews

Lumberjanes Volume Five

August 5, 2020
Lumberjanes Volume Five

Each volume of this series is full of fun and whimsy. It's especially when the volume includes mermaids. What could be more magical and whimsical than mermaids I hear you ask...mermaids that have a battle of the bands underwater! I loved the plot of this volume. Whilst there are different topics and problems brought up in each volume, but friendship is constant throughout. Its importance is emphasised, how…

Books Children's Fiction Reviews

Pax* by Sara Pennypacker

June 26, 2019
Pax* by Sara Pennypacker

I had no idea I could get so emotional over a children's book about a boy and his fox. But I did. Sam will tell you. I was crying texting him venting about how beautiful but heartbreaking this book was. Admittedly, I do get very emotionally invested in books... What was perhaps my favourite aspect of this book was the style of narration. It was from both Pax's…