Articles from March 2019



Review: A Million Shadows by Janci Patterson

4 stars. This is the sequel to A Thousand Faces, which is about a family of shapeshifters for hire in modern Los Angeles. The main character is their teenage daughter, who ends up in a lot of trouble when her parents go missing while on a corporate espionage mission. There’s romance that I thought was extremely […]

Review: Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

3.5 stars. I heard so many amazing things about this book on Twitter that I gave it a shot. At first it seemed like exactly my thing: a cross between Battlestar Galactica and 2001, with space zombies thrown in. It moved at a breathless pace pretty much from beginning to end. There was a lot […]

The Review Rating System

Here’s what I mean by my star system: DNF: Did not finish. This book had enough strikes against it that I gave up. These are the books I truly didn’t like. 1 Star: I finished the book, but I don’t recommend it. Ultimately, I was disappointed. 2 Stars: It was okay. I read it. Nothing […]

Review: If I Stay by Gayle Forman

  2.5 stars. I just happened across this at a library, recognized the title, and took it home. It’s the story of a teen girl whose family gets in a terrible car crash when they are all together, and she is teetering on the edge of death for most of the book, her spirit lingering […]