In case you've wondering who this Tizzy guy is, although his title of Destroyer of Worlds and Eater of the Innocent should really suffice.
A trio of amateur heroines battle an evil, lawsuit-happy science-fiction cult in the first novel in the Neitherlands series.
I find it a bit difficult giving this novel a genre, mostly because it’s a mish-mash of several, at times hitting the mark and at times missing it.
You see, The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue starts out like a very decided romance story. A bit of a strange one from my experience, as it goes a tad further than the other YA fare I’ve read yet doesn’t quite go far enough to be too much. I’d say the romance part, particularly on the first part of the novel, is closer to being scintillating than dreamy, and at times it can grow dense enough to not feel quite inviting.
I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga April 03, 2012 Review rating 3/5 I must start by saying this is actually a good novel. It is entertaining, weaves a story that remains interesting throughout, and has a few rather memorable characters or scenes. In fact, in general it is a very skillfully told tale about the […]
Rosemary and Rue (October Daye, #1) by Seanan McGuire September 1, 2009 Review rating 4/5 This is the best Urban Fantasy novel I’ve read, though then again only UF series I’ve read are the first two books of Shadowhunters (which has a decent storyline but reeks of incest too much for my taste) and the […]
Leah on the Offbeat (Creekwood #2) by Becky Albertalli April 24, 2018 Review rating 3/5 Light spoilers for Simon Vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda and Leah on the Offbeat follow. Read at your own risk. There’s a saying about sequels never being as good as the original, and it’s usually applied to works originally meant […]
Of Magic and Memory by Cristy Zinn November 28, 2017 Review rating 4/5 Very much a modern-day fairy tale. After her mother’s sudden passing, Ava finds herself alone as the world lacks what everyone used to think of as her mother’s magic, that touch and attitude with which she made everywhere a better place. Only, […]
In her sophomore effort, Albertalli delivers a heartwarming, somewhat darker storyline. But does she manage to replicate the uniqueness of Simon Vs. The Homo-Sapiens Agenda?
Hollow City by Random Riggs Janary 14, 2014 Review rating 4/5 Back to the peculiarverse… I loved the first book in this series. It was one of those rare occasions where a book is so well written and plotted the pages fly by on their own, where I feel like spending every spare minute I […]
This last week has been quite the trip, and the first time in a long while where every waking moment I spent not reading I spent it thinking about reading. For you see, Becky Albertalli made me fall in love with her novel, her characters, and her setting…