The Girl Who Drank the Moon

 4.5/5 The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill The Girl Who Drank The Moon is an outstanding children’s book with gorgeous themes, a gorgeous cover (OBVIOUSLY), and gorgeous language. I was especially impressed with the earlier halves of the book. The characters were interesting and fun, which is something I expect from …


Kingdom of Back

 4.5/5 Kingdom of Back by Marie Lu Kingdom of Back got stuck on my currently-reading shelf for more time than I’d care to admit. This book started with some pacing issues, and it wasn’t until the middle of the book that I really became invested in reading it…and finished it all in one night. …


Axiom’s End

 4/5 Axiom’s End by Lindsey Ellis Y’all. Lindsey Ellis, the queen of critic, accidentally without knowing at all who I am, asked me to critique her book. …I’ve realized that I’ve just set myself up for failure here. Well, if you haven’t heard of Lindsey Ellis, she’s the most hilarious, cerebral part of my …



 2.9/5 Highfire by Eoin Colfer Everyone, take a second to ponder: Have you ever thought to yourself, what if Dreamwork’s Shrek took place in Louisiana, and Shrek was a dragon, and Lord Farquaad was a middle aged veteran, and Donkey was a pubescent boy with nine fingers? Ohhoho. I have news for you. Eoin …


When We Were Vikings

 3.75/5 When We Were Vikings by Andrew David MacDonald Honestly, When We Were Vikings was really difficult to read at times. But in the end, I adored the message. And I think the things that made it heartbreakingly painful and endearingly meaningful were one and the same. This book was painful to read because …

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The Seventh Sun

 3.5/5 The Seventh Sun by Lani Forbes Okay, I saw Lani Forbes in person and she seemed really cute and also isn’t really a big author so I can’t be mean yet. Yet. lol So, this book started out iffy and then got a lot better for me. My favorite part, probably objectively the …

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The Downstairs Girl

 5/5 The Downstairs Girl by Stacey Lee Hey, friends, while we’re all stuck in our basement avoiding COVID-19, why not read about a girl stuck in someone else’s basement because of racial prejudice? That joke isn’t gonna age well, is it… Actually, this book is really dynamic and fun. The plot, which might come …

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Ninth House

 3/5 Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo I don’t think I’m alone in reading Ninth House because Leigh Bardugo broke my heart when she ended the Six of Crows series. Ninth House isn’t created to be compared to Six of Crows, but I’m going to do that anyway, because I am the worst. Spoiler alert: …