Book: Three Dark Crowns, Book 1 of Three Dark Crowns Series Medium: Book Dates Read: Jan 1-3, 2018 Overall Review (out of 5): 4 light-hearted fluff points out of 5 There isn’t a better way to start off a reading year than with some good old YA. At least that’s what I find, as it’s always best to progress to more serious reading material as the year goes on then start there. YA keeps you reading in the meantime. My 4/5 rating is not that this is high-class fiction, but as YA novels go, Three Dark Crowns was a fun, inventive, […]
This collection contains lots of great horror stories. They are written by some really awesome YA authors as well. Sorry, I’m tired, so I’m going to direct you to my blog for more information. You can read my full review here.
3.5 stars. I can’t fully bump this up to 4 stars despite the interesting premise and great ending. There’s too much set up here to really consider this one as having a full narrative arc. However, it’s a very promising start to a series and I’d really recommend it if you’re looking for darker young adult fantasy. Three Dark Crowns takes place in a world where every generation has a set up triplets born to the queen. These triplets are claimed by different factions and raised by them to help them hopefully win the crown by killing the other two. […]
This review contains minor spoilers for the book. Nothing big, but if you like to approach a book completely blank, you may want to skip this. Like his father before him, Cas Lowood travels around the country and lays restless and malevolent ghosts to rest. He and his Wiccan mother rarely stay in one place for too long, and Cas makes very sure not to get too attached to any of the locals, as he’s just going to pack up and leave as soon as he’s done hunting and killing the local ghost legend. With every ghost he lays to […]
I’ll be honest, ghost stories are not my thing. Every once in a while, I’ll give one a try, and for the most part (major exception for Lost Boy, Lost Girl by Peter Straub, one of my favorites), they leave me wanting. Anna Dressed in Blood was the October pick for my book club, and is not a book I would normally choose to read. And I didn’t love it. I really don’t have much to say, so let me just hit a couple of quick points. Here’s what I liked about it: Like Buffy (the Vampire Slayer, of course), […]