April Reads

I've been reading a lot lately, and I've racked up quite a list. Some of my favorite reads this month span from contemporary all the way to high fantasy. Maybe you'll be interested in something in this list too! The Hate U Give One of my faves this month, I just couldn't put it down. … Continue reading April Reads

Review: The Abyss Surrounds Us ★★★★★

If there's anything that can be said for me, is that I love my fiction to have a hearty dosage of pirates. And queer girls. And queer pirate girls. The Abyss Surrounds Us is that, and more. So much more. For Cassandra Leung, bossing around sea monsters is just the family business. She’s been a Reckoner … Continue reading Review: The Abyss Surrounds Us ★★★★★

Review: The Shadow Hour ★★★★☆

Sequels are hard; sequels in trilogies are even harder. So many of them suffer through Sagging Middle Syndrome™ that some people aren't even able to finish them. I read and reviewed The Girl at Midnight by Melissa Grey last year, and I fell head over heels and finished it in one go. It's sequel, The Shadow Hour, … Continue reading Review: The Shadow Hour ★★★★☆

Review: Labyrinth Lost 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Review: The Wolf in the Attic ★☆☆☆☆

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 ★☆☆☆☆

Review: Akarnae ★★☆☆☆

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 ★★☆☆☆

Review: Glass Sword 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Review: Beyond the Red 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Review: California Skies ★★★★☆

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 ★★★★☆

Neverlove Review – ★☆☆☆☆

If there's one thing that saddens me the most, it's a story that starts off strong—promising, full of emotion and a great hook—and turns sour too soon. Something that could have been fun, driven with intrigue and complexity but becomes so bad that it makes it virtually unreadable. That's how I felt about Neverlove by Angela … Continue reading Neverlove Review – ★☆☆☆☆