Book Review: Now I Rise by Kiersten White

"He would die on the wall tonight, between his brothers and his enemies, because he could no longer distinguish between the two. They had finally come to an end. Whichever side won, neither would triumph." Now I Rise is the second installment in White's conquerors saga, and while I was extremely unsure of the first… Continue reading Book Review: Now I Rise by Kiersten White

Book Review: The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

“I felt very still and empty, the way the eye of a tornado must feel, moving dully along in the middle of the surrounding hullabaloo.” The Bell Jar is a poignant and thoroughly impactful story that proves to be a brutally honest means of exploring and depicting a darker side of the human psyche. Here… Continue reading Book Review: The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

Book Review: This Is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El- Mohtar & Max Gladstone

"I want to meet you in every place I have loved. I don't know how it's done between such as us, Red. But I can't wait to find out together." This Is How You Lose the Time War is at its core lyrical and poetic, telling an intricate and delicately crafted love story between individuals… Continue reading Book Review: This Is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El- Mohtar & Max Gladstone

Book Review: And I Darken by Kiersten White

“So the question becomes, Daughter of the Dragon, what will you sacrifice? What will you let be taken away so that you, too, can have power?” And I Darken was undoubtedly a book with a brilliant premise! Afterall, what is not to love about a gender - bent historical fiction seeking to re-tell the story… Continue reading Book Review: And I Darken by Kiersten White

Book Review: The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

"There must have been moments even that afternoon when Daisy tumbled short of his dreams- not through her own fault, but because of the colossal vitality of his illusion." Within The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald expertly crafts a story critiquing the American Dream through the use of beautiful prose and interesting characterization. This is… Continue reading Book Review: The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Book Review: Red, White and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

“That's the choice. I love him, with all that, because of all that. On purpose. I love him on purpose.” Red, White and Royal Blue is an enemies to lovers novel that follows Alex, the first son of the United States, and Henry, the Prince of Wales, as they slowly realize they are in love yet have… Continue reading Book Review: Red, White and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

Book Review: A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab

“Everyone’s immortal until they’re not.” A Gathering of Shadows is the second installment of Schwab's shades of magic trilogy, and was a book that unfortunately left me feeling slightly disappointed. While I afforded the first novel a full five stars, I felt that I could only give this one 3.5. This preference for the first… Continue reading Book Review: A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab

Book Review: The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger

"You'll find that you're not the first person who was ever confused and frightened and even sickened by human behavior. You're by no means alone on that score, you'll be excited and stimulated to know. Many, many men have been just as troubled morally and spiritually as you are right now." The Catcher in the… Continue reading Book Review: The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger

Book Review: Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

“You’ll always be sad about this,” Mia said softly. “But it doesn’t mean you made the wrong choice. It’s just something that you have to carry.”  Little Fires Everywhere uses thorough character exploration to tell a story that is intricately and beautifully crafted. Much like the characters this is a story that is incredibly layered,… Continue reading Book Review: Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng