Book Review: Unraveling by Elizabeth Norris

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Series: Unraveling
Genre: YA | Science Fiction | Fantasy
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
My rating: 
Sixteen-year-old Janelle Tenner is used to having a lot of responsibility. She balances working as a lifeguard in San Diego with an intense academic schedule. Janelle's mother is bipolar, and her dad is a workaholic FBI agent, which means Janelle also has to look out for her younger brother, Jared. And that was before she died... and is brought back to life by Ben Michaels, a mysterious, alluring loner from her high school. When she discovers a strange clock that seems to be counting down to the earth's destruction, Janelle learns she has twenty-four days to figure out how to stop the clock and save the planet.

Loving Problematic Books

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Recently I got a message on tumblr, criticising me for liking Sarah J. Maas "problematic books". 
At first I was pretty confused. While reading the first books of the series I didn't notice any problematic stuff. So I decided to educate myself and after a quick search on tumblr and a bit of asking around I realized, that yes, the Throne of Glass, as well as A Court of Thorns and Roses are both indeed problematic.
And this made me wonder, aren't all books problematic? And can't I just enjoy them nevertheless?

Book Review: Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas

Monday, September 07, 2015

Series: Throne of Glass
Genre: YA | Fantasy
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens
My rating: 
Everyone Celaena Sardothien loves has been taken from her. But she's at last returned to the empire—for vengeance, to rescue her once-glorious kingdom, and to confront the shadows of her past . . . She will fight for her cousin, a warrior prepared to die just to see her again. She will fight for her friend, a young man trapped in an unspeakable prison. And she will fight for her people, enslaved to a brutal king and awaiting their lost queen's triumphant return. Celaena’s epic journey has captured the hearts and imaginations of millions across the globe. This fourth volume will hold readers rapt as Celaena’s story builds to a passionate, agonizing crescendo that might just shatter her world.