Review: Daughter of Smoke & Bone – Laini Taylor (Daughter of Smoke & Bone #1)

Published: Little, Brown, & Company, 2011 Genre: Young adult, fantasy, paranormal romance My rating: 2/5 stars "Meet Karou. She fills her sketchbooks with monsters that may or may not be real, she’s prone to disappearing on mysterious "errands", she speaks many languages - not all of them human - and her bright blue hair actually grows out … Continue reading Review: Daughter of Smoke & Bone – Laini Taylor (Daughter of Smoke & Bone #1)

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Review: A House at the Bottom of a Lake by Josh Malerman

Published: This is Horror, 2016 Genre: "Horror," fantasy, young adult My rating: 1/5 stars "Both seventeen. Both afraid. But both saying yes. It sounded like the perfect first date: canoeing across a chain of lakes, sandwiches and beer in the cooler. But teenagers Amelia and James discover something below the water’s surface that changes their lives … Continue reading Review: A House at the Bottom of a Lake by Josh Malerman

Review: How to Ruin Everything by George Watsky

Published: Plume, 2016 Genre: Nonfiction, essays My rating: 2/5 stars "In this brutally honest and humorous debut, musician and artist George Watsky chronicles the small triumphs over humiliation that make life bearable and how he has come to accept defeat as necessary to personal progress. The essays in How to Ruin Everything range from the … Continue reading Review: How to Ruin Everything by George Watsky