(My First) Top 5 Tuesday- Fictional Boyfriends

Hi there, fellow readers! For the first time, I’ll be participating in Top 5 Tuesdays! Top 5 Tuesdays is a feature hosted by the amazing Bionic Book Worm (doesn’t she just sound like a super hero?) and this week’s topic was too cute to miss! For a full list of this month’s topics, you can check out Shanah’s post. This week’s topic is Fictional Boyfriends, and I couldn’t resist an opportunity to fangirl, so here we go!Read More »

Let’s Talk: Tough Topic Tales

Recently, I read The Suffering Tree by Elle Cosimano. A few pages in, I ran into a bit of a dilemma which continued through the whole story. The protagonist deals with self-harm throughout the book. While the topic itself didn’t bother me, the way it was handled did (you can read more about it in my review.) But, it brought up an interesting question; should we hold books that cover tough topics to a higher standard than others, and, if so, how do we make sure the review is still fair?Read More »

A Great Premise That Didn’t Deliver

The Suffering Tree
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Title: The Suffering Tree
Author: Elle Cosimano
Type: Fiction
Genre: Paranormal (with some Historical Fiction Flashbacks)
Length: 368 pgs
Published by: Disney Hyperion
Pub date: June 13, 2017
Format: Digital
Source: A digital copy was provided via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

My Rating: ★★☆☆☆

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The short version: While I liked the story itself, I had a lot of issues with this book. The synopsis seemed interesting, but did very little to prepare me for the majority of the book.Read More »

ARC Review- Yvain: The Knight of the Lion

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Title: Yvain: The Knight of the Lion
Author: M. T. Anderson
Illustrator: Andrea Offermann
Type: Graphic Novel
Genre: Fantasy and/or Historical Fistion
Length: 144 pgs
Published by: Candlewick Press
Pub date: March 14th, 2017
Format: Paperback ARC
Source: I won this ARC via a raffle at Rochester Teen Book Fest

My Rating: ★★★★☆

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The short version: This was a fun, easy read. If you’re looking to break into graphic novels or Arthurian Tales for the first time, this is a great place to start.Read More »