Give me a book about kickass magic wielding ladies set in an incredibly built world, and I'll fall in love. And I fell head over heels into a portal leading to Los Lagos. Zoraida Córdova's Labyrinth Lost was the type of book where, had I read it as an actual teenager, I would have reread it every … Continue reading Review: Labyrinth Lost 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
The Wolf in the Attic by Paul Kearney is the long winded tale of Anna, a Greek refugee living in London with her father in the early 20th century. There was exactly one exciting, plot driven scene in the first quarter of the book and everything else is countless pages of details, descriptions and character … Continue reading Review: The Wolf in the Attic ★☆☆☆☆
I always thought I loved portal fantasy stories; after all, I did spend ten years writing one, but Akarnae proved that I did not love portal fantasies as much as I thought I did. Dreading her first day at a new school, Alex is stunned when she walks through a doorway and finds herself stranded in … Continue reading Review: Akarnae ★★☆☆☆
If you've ever been curious as to what I've read (or have not been able to finish reading!) last month, here's your answer! I've posted a new video to my booktube channel! Check it out here!
I've picked up booktubing--in an attempt to be more active in bookish communities, I've started a YouTube channel called "alebookstacks" to vlog about bookish stuff! I've only got one video up so far (it took me four hours from recording to finally getting it posted; YouTube is not easy), but I'll have more soon!
I'm always enamored by girls in stories that seem innocent and invisible but use that to their advantage to carve their own path -- which is exactly what Faith Sunderly does in The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge. It's impossible to put down this historical mystery, set just after the advent of Darwin's On The … Continue reading Review: The Lie Tree ★★★★☆
If you gave me the option to read a book with dragons, versus one without, I will pick the dragons over everything else. I love dragons that much. So, of course, being promised an asteroid made of dragons, I was pretty excited. And Asteroid Made of Dragons by G. Derek Adams was pretty exciting--at first. When a … Continue reading Review: Asteroid Made of Dragons ★★★☆☆
If I could sum up my entire experience of Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard in a single gif, it would be this one: If you've spent any amount of time at Round Robin Writes, or listening to our Podcasts, you know how much of a fan Jess and I are of Victoria Aveyard. We fell in love … Continue reading Review: Glass Sword 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
When it comes to the broad sibling genre of Sci-Fi and Fantasy, I've always been more in the favor of Fantasy. But Beyond The Red by Ava Jae showed me a whole new world within the Sci-Fi realm, and I have fallen in love. Alien queen Kora has a problem as vast as the endless crimson … Continue reading Review: Beyond the Red 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
California Skies by Kayla Bashe is an endearing and exiting Western romance featuring Maggie Valerian, a spirited heiress and author, and California Talbot, the most dangerous bounty hunter in the West, and Maggie's childhood friend. Bandits came looking for the legendary emeralds belonging to Maggie's family, killing her older brother and scarring her face. She can't … Continue reading Review: California Skies ★★★★☆