Book Reviews

The Cursed Child was fun, but it sucks

(This rant/review of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child contains ALL THE SPOILERS. If you want to read a nicer and spoiler-free review, here's one I wrote the day after the book came out.) So, it's been six months since I read Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and the nostalgia glasses have stopped working. They…

A Torch Against the Night Review

I'm so sad because of this book.  I really, really enjoyed An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir, and was hoping the sequel would live up to it. But it didn't.  A Torch Against the Night is the worst combination of POVs, bad decision making and love squares (not even triangles). The story follows…

City of Saints and Thieves Review

City of Saints and Thieves by Natalie C. Anderson tells the story of Tiny Girl, a refugee from Congo who knows who killed her mother and swears to get her revenge. And that's basically it. The protagonist must live in the streets of Kenya and join a gang to survive, there she learns what she needs in…

The Princess Saves Herself In This One Review

The Princess Saves Herself In This One (or, as I like to call it "Modern Poetry Is Just Hitting Enter Too Often") by Amanda Lovelace is a 2016 poetry book full of teenage angst.  I normally try to give impartial opinions, but I feel like it's my duty to tell the world how bad this…