fable duology review! // my thoughts on fable + namesake

I haven’t really done an overall series review before, but I put up a poll on Twitter and this format won so here we are! Let’s do this! Also, it was my 18th birthday yesterday and I’m mourning the loss of my childhood. Luckily, I’m still quite immature so it’s only half a loss! I am viscerally obsessed with these two covers. They’re gorgeous and vibrant and quite the match. Wednesday Books just does not miss with covers. Anyways! Onto the actual books! Fable is a return to the Adrienne Young that made me fall absolutely in love with her … Continue reading fable duology review! // my thoughts on fable + namesake

the dark descent of elizabeth frankenstein review // feminist frankenstein retelling: yes or no?

The funny thing about being a mood reader is that occasionally, some random book from your backlog that you weren’t even really anticipating reading all that much suddenly appeals to you. So of course, you pick it up and dive in. That was the case with me about a month ago with The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein. (yeah, this review is kind of late). Abused by her caregiver, Elizabeth Lavenza finds her escape in a boy named Victor Frankenstein. She learns to be whatever he needs to be, do whatever he needs her to do, so she doesn’t lose … Continue reading the dark descent of elizabeth frankenstein review // feminist frankenstein retelling: yes or no?

these deadly games arc review! // the perfect YA thriller for any squid game fan

I loved Squid Game. So I was shocked to read this book and discover that it actually filled the hole Squid Game left in me, complete with edge-of-your-seat “games” and subtly discussing important issues. I’ll have content warnings at the … Continue reading these deadly games arc review! // the perfect YA thriller for any squid game fan

ghosts of the shadow market review // please stand by as i try to remember these short stories

I started reading Ghosts of the Shadow Market in January, but then couldn’t actually finish out the collection because I hadn’t finished Queen of Air and Darkness at that point. No matter! It’s time for me to put my Dory memory in overdrive and try to form coherent thoughts on each story! My final rating for this collection as a whole will be based on individual ratings. This collection of short stories follows Jem Carstairs and others throughout the years, and throughout the Shadow Markets. Cast Long Shadows | Goodness. I’m both excited and terrified to read The Last Hours … Continue reading ghosts of the shadow market review // please stand by as i try to remember these short stories

the southern book club’s guide to slaying vampires review // brace yourselves because a WORDwind is coming (get it haha okay bye)

Why the heck is WordPress constantly switching their editor around? I’m so confused. Anyways, I have good news and bad news! The good news is that … Continue reading the southern book club’s guide to slaying vampires review // brace yourselves because a WORDwind is coming (get it haha okay bye)

Is Squid Game Worth The Hype???

Ah, Squid Game. Do you even exist on the Internet if you haven’t heard of it yet? If you somehow have gotten away with living under a rock (I hope it’s a nice rock to make up for being out of the loop) let me enlighten you. People who are down on their luck, desperate and in debt, are invited to participate in Squid Game, a tournament of sorts where participants play children’s games to earn a huge sum of money. The catch? Failure will mean death. Squid Game is brutal. It isn’t just unforgiving in how it treats its … Continue reading Is Squid Game Worth The Hype???