Series Review: Bad Girls Don’t Die

Series Review: Bad Girls Don't Die

Bad Girls Don’t Die by Katie Alender is a spooky series centred around supernatural encounters. With everything from creepy dolls to powerful ghosts, these books have an eerie atmosphere, but their more contemporary feel makes them readable for those who aren’t horror fans. These are quick reads that kept me engaged until I turned the final page, and they are perfect for getting into the fall spirit. Continue reading

A Curse So Dark and Lonely, Brigid Kemmerer

A Curse So Dark and Lonely, Brigid Kemmerer

A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer, inspired by Beauty and the Beast, reminded me how much I love a good fairytale retelling. I couldn’t help falling for the strong and caring main character, and there are many elements to the story that make it stand out from its source material. Those looking for a fast-paced retelling that still feels original will not want to miss this series. Continue reading

A Beautifully Foolish Endeavor by Hank Green

A Beautifully Foolish Endeavor by Hank Green

A Beautifully Foolish Endeavor by Hank Green, similar to An Absolutely Remarkable Thing, is up there with the strangest books I’ve read, and the smartest. After the way the first book in the duology ended, I was unsure how this sequel would unfold, but I found myself gripped by the new challenges the characters face in a world of confusion. Compared to An Absolutely Remarkable Thing, this one is heavier on the sci-fi elements and introduces a variety of narrators, but it contains the same humour and hard-hitting social commentary that one would expect from Hank Green’s work. Immensely entertaining and thought-provoking, this is a powerful series that will linger with the reader long after they turn the last page. Continue reading

Review: The Darkening by Sunya Mara

Review: The Darkening by Sunya Mara

The Darkening by Sunya Mara is the first instalment in a gripping new fantasy series that kept me hooked from page one. With experimental magic, a cursed storm, an undercover protagonist, and a royal love interest, this one contains so many elements that I love. I especially enjoyed the balance between worldbuilding and action, which makes this one a rich and unputdownable debut that fantasy fans will love. Continue reading