Posts By: Alise

Review: The Winner’s Kiss by Marie Rutkoski

Review: The Winner’s Kiss by Marie Rutkoski

January 15, 2018 Review 2 ★★★★

Wow, this was a huge improvement from the romance-focused THE WINNER’S CURSE and the angst-ridden THE WINNER’S CRIME. I’m really impressed how everything came together to form an explosive conclusion. This review will be a short one because I don’t want to spoil anything. I actually only have two qualms with this book, and one was the beginning. It was […]

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Review: Like a River Glorious by Rae Carson

Review: Like a River Glorious by Rae Carson

January 9, 2018 Review 3 ★★★

So I’ve been doing really good when it comes to continuing series instead of starting all the new pretty ones. Trust me when I say that’s a challenge. Anyways, after I finished this one I looked at my review for the first book in the series, WALK ON EARTH A STRANGER. Sadly, looking at my feelings for that book and […]

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Review: The Empress by S.J. Kincaid

Review: The Empress by S.J. Kincaid

January 6, 2018 Review 4 ★★★

When I read THE DIABOLIC I was confident in saying that it really added something unique to the YA genre. THE EMPRESS, however, is on a whole new level. It was a pretty epic book, but it was a book that is going to inspire some mixed feelings, simply because everything you thought you knew will be tested. THE EMPRESS […]

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Review: Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson

Review: Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson

December 24, 2017 Review 8 ★★★★

After really enjoying THE UNEXPECTED EVERYTHING (dogs) by Morgan Matson, I wanted to check out her other books. SINCE YOU’VE BEEN GONE had somewhat of a fun, interesting premise as well: Emily’s best friend has disappeared, but she left a list behind full of things to complete. As an introverted person I could definitely relate to Emily and her struggle […]

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Review: The Winner’s Crime by Marie Rutkoski

Review: The Winner’s Crime by Marie Rutkoski

December 18, 2017 Review 10 ★★½

I’ll start off by saying that I really enjoyed THE WINNER’S CURSE, the first novel in this series. However, this installment, THE WINNER’S CRIME, feels very much like a filler book. In fact, I read it a few weeks ago and can barely tell you anything that happened in it. I’m definitely in the minority with this one, but I […]

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Review: Unearthed by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

Review: Unearthed by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

December 11, 2017 Review 6 ★★★

Full disclosure: I struggle with sci-fi novels. I’m not sure why, but even the best science fictions novels are hard for me to get through. So, keep that in mind when I talk about the pacing of this novel. This feels very much like a setup book. There is a ton of world building and explanation in the beginning, exploration […]

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Review: Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas

Review: Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas

November 6, 2017 Review 10 ★★★★

Hold up. A Sarah J. Maas book I actually rated four stars and not five? Well, yes. But let me explain. First of all, you need to know TOWER OF DAWN runs parallel to EMPIRE OF STORMS. It is not a sequel to EMPIRE OF STORMS. So remove the latter from your memory for a moment and go back to […]

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