Daughter of the Pirate King [Tricia Levenseller]; Throwback Thursday

Ironically, despite the fact that I do recognize Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller as a well-written book, I just did not like it at all. And I think what it came down to for me was character voice. I could not get past how much I hated Alosa. She was massively annoying in…

Arnica the Duck Princess [Ervin Lázár]; Throwback Thursday

I loved this book. It's such a silly cutesy fairy tale, but my gosh was it fun. Arnica the Duck Princess is a wonderful story that I began and finished within the span of a day and spent a good deal of time squealing over. If you've not read it, I feel you're sorely missing out. Now,…

Roomies [Christina Lauren]; Throwback Thursday

As someone who typically does not enjoy romance novels, I have to be honest here and say that I did not expect to like Roomies by Christina Lauren. I was excited when I won an ARC copy of it and liked the plot well enough--I'd recently watched a movie with something similar--so I started reading it…

The Princess of Baker Street [Mia Kerick]; Throwback Thursday

You know, if memory serves me correctly, I really loved The Princess of Baker Street by Mia Kerick, which is pretty exciting considering some of her books have been hit or miss for me. But this one was really compelling, the story of two young characters, a transgender young girl and the neglected boy who loved…

Haphaven [Noam Harper]; Throwback Thursday

I was pretty impressed, overall, with Haphaven by Norm Harper and Louie Joyce. A graphic novel centered around the idea of luck--be it good or bad--and the world in which it exists wholly to balance out ours, Haphaven was a monumentally fascinating story. I had so much fun reading it and really that's one of the best things…

Evermore [Sara Holland]; Throwback Thursday

I mean, damn, I liked Evermore way more than I ever liked Everless. Cause if I had based my entire opinion of this series on the way the first novel went...well, there's a high likelihood that I never would have read Evermore in the first place. And that's a real damn shame because I'm letting you all know…