Review: “Renegades” by Marissa Meyer

Back when “Cinder” was first released, Marissa Meyer accomplished something that I didn’t think was possible:  She took a tired, overdone, overused trope (Cinderella) and breathed new life into it.  I thoroughly enjoyed “Cinder”.  It was fast paced and fun and had an abundance of likable characters.  So when I found out that Meyer’s next series was going to be superhero/villain themed, I was super stoked.  I love superheroes – even the corny old-timey ones who fight lame villains like Cheese Wheel Man or Foot Fetish Larry (these are totally real *wink*).

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Review; “Dread Nation” by Justina Ireland

Disclosure: This book was provided to me by Edelweiss free of charge in return for an honest and unbiased review. This book is scheduled to be released on April 03, 2018 by Balzer + Bray.

Can I just confess to you how much I love this cover.  I might be the only one who does this, but sometimes when I’m reading a book and it starts describing the main character, I will flip back and forth between the description and the cover just to see how on-point it is.  Needless to say, I’m usually disappointed.

Scoff.  She’s supposed to be a brunette not a blonde!  And why the hell is she walking a runway when it’s YA dystopian fantasy (Yeah, I’m looking at and judging you “Shattered”).  UGGGGH.  Slight temper tantrum ensues (And, yes, my tantrums do resemble those of Lucy from The Peanuts because I know that you were just dying to ask).

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Review: “The Hazel Wood” by Melissa Albert

Ok.  So we have a main character named Alice and there’s a fairytale world, The Hinterland, that she has to find her way to via the Hazel Wood (Of course it’s to rescue a loved one.  I swear!  Why do you always ask questions you already know the answers to?)  But I know what you’re thinking, “Jaime.  This is an ‘Alice in Wonderland’ retelling isn’t it?  C’mon.  You can tell me.  I won’t be angry.”

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Review: “Over Raging Tides” by Jennifer Ellision

Arr! A hearty Thank Ye to Netgalley for providing me with this ARC in exchange for an honest review!

Now, on we go!

Having recently read “Daughter of the Pirate King” by Tricia Levenseller I cautioned myself before digging into “Over Raging Tides”.

“Jaime” I whispered (I only speak to myself in hushed tones. It draws just the right amount of attention), “You just read a book about female pirates. Don’t you think that it might be overkill? That you might tire of reading about the swashbuckling, grog-filled, treasure hunting adventures of a posse of cussing, devil-may-care ladies who don’t need no man to get shit done?”

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Review: “Welcome to Night Vale” by Joseph Fink

My first introduction to the “Welcome to Night Vale” podcast was through a friend (isn’t it always?).  I’m not really a podcast person but I found myself charmed with the 20-odd minutes spent with Cecil Baldwin – the voice of Night Vale’s community radio.  I was excited, therefore, when the book was announced.  I mean, quirky, supernatural, AND tongue-in-cheek?  What’s not to like?!

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