ARC Review: Stealing Snow by Danielle Paige

ARC Review: Stealing Snow by Danielle Paige
My Thoughts What intrigued me initially was the mental hospital (I'm a sucker for that setting) and the fantasy. Of course, I didn't get much of the mental hospital, since it quickly moved into fantasy, and that was okay. There were some imaginative and interesting aspects of the world-building, but I'd definitely call it 'fantasy lite'. There were also plot points that annoyed me, but maybe that's to be expected. Overall, it was a light, easy read with some magic and intrigue. Nothing truly grabbed...

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ARC Review: A Fierce and Subtle Poison by Samantha Mabry

ARC Review: A Fierce and Subtle Poison by Samantha Mabry
My Thoughts I've had some trouble putting my thoughts together on this book, and I'm not sure why. On the one hand, A Fierce and Subtle Poison was an interesting experience, with a setting and theme that aren't my typical fare. On the other hand, I suppose I felt a bit disconnected from the story. The book is set in Puerto Rico and I think this is one of my favorite things about it. At times, I almost felt like I was there -- I could feel the heat and humidity, imagine swatting those mosquitoes...

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ARC Review: Dreamology by Lucy Keating

ARC Review: Dreamology by Lucy Keating
My Thoughts I wanted to read Dreamology because — hello, dreams! I'm fascinated by dreams and love reading about them (as evidenced by my Sci-Fi Month posts from 2014). So of course I wanted to read a book about people who hang out in each other's dreams! (Honestly, it's what my husband and I WISH we could do!) This book was pretty much exactly what I was expecting. It didn't dive too heavily into anything very scientific or philosophical or ~meta~... but it was an entertaining, imaginative, and...

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ARC Review: Reign of Shadows by Sophie Jordan

ARC Review: Reign of Shadows by Sophie Jordan
My Thoughts Okay, let me just say that this book was my first experience with Sophie Jordan's writing, and I think it confirmed some things for me. First, it confirmed that her style is not exactly my favorite — BUT, she definitely knows how to tell an entertaining story (hence the 3.5-star rating). Reign of Shadows has many things going for it, which really tickled my fancy. The world was dark (literally), dangerous, and had a distinctly fairytale-like atmosphere about it. The relationships...

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June Mini Reviews 2015

Mini Reviews
Kelley gives quick feedback about books she read in June 2015: Ruin & Rising (The Grisha Trilogy #3) by Leigh Bardugo, I Am the Messenger by Markus Zusak, Perfect State by Brandon Sanderson, The Intelligence Director (Unremembered #?) by Jessica Brody, The Human Engineer (Unremembered #?) by Jessica Brody, and Unleashed (Unremembered #2.5) by Jessica Brody...

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