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Hank Green's novel A Beautifully Foolish Endeavor, with a globe and a snowglobe.

A Beautifully Foolish Endeavor

 2/5 A Beautifully Foolish Endeavor by Hank Green So…y’all might think you’ve heard me go off on a book before, but I’m about to actually go off on a book. Not that there aren’t things I enjoyed about this book. But I think someone with a brain and a handsomely paid editor can be …


Head Over Heels

 3/5 Head Over Heels by Hannah Orenstein This review contains vague spoilers. So, been a long time since I’ve read something that marketed itself just as a romance book. But this book was a lot more than that (and a lot less, too) which is why I feel pretty conflicted about it. When I …

Obsidio with headphones, hat, and shoes


 4/5 Obsidio by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff Did I start to cry while reading this? Yes. Do I start to cry while reading everything? Also, yes. But that doesn’t make the first point less relevant. Together, separately, I don’t know, but somehow Kaufman and Kristoff create magic, and have for every single book …

Whichwood book with lace and rose


 2/5 Whichwood by Tahereh Mafi Whichwood is just a middle grade novel, so I’m hesitant being too harsh on it. Still, it pales in comparison to the first book, and I didn’t even like the first book very much, to be honest. If you’re just judging a book by its cover, this one is …

Photograph of Under a Painted Sky cover with poncho, boots, and succulents
Five Star Reviews Reviews

Under a Painted Sky

 5/5 Under a Painted Sky by Stacey Lee Stacey Lee is my hero. A whole queen, if you will. I’ve read The Downstairs Girl before, but this book, despite having a similar historical premise, managed to be completely different…and I loved it. Still, it was clear to me that this book was an earlier …


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 …