Wayward Reviews

Erratic reviews by a preposterous tea-drinking cat lady.

  Rating: Review: Holly, my queen. I worship at your alter. I was truly blessed to read an ARC of this book. Picking up a few months after the end of The Cruel Prince, we catch up with Cardan and Jude. Cardan is now on the throne and Jude is pulling the strings. However, Jude […]

  Rating: Review: This was a strong conclusion to the Warcross duology. While I had a few reservations about Warcross, Wildcard put them to rest with a vengeance. While I found some of the descriptions of the tech in Warcross a little iffy, I was very pleased with it in Wildcard. I think Marie Lu […]

  Rating: Review: This book represents a significant increase in the maturity of Grace Draven’s work, both in terms of content and in terms of writing technique. Gilene has fire magic and so when her village needs to send a tithe to be burnt alive, she is chosen because she can survive. Year after year, […]

  Rating: Review: The Gilded Wolves is a unique story. One-part adventure, one-part heist, and one-part fantasy, this incredibly lush story will transport you to another time. It’s set during the turn of the 20th century in France (1890s roughly), but in a world that has a magic called Forging. Forging is the ability to […]

  Rating: Review: Kasie West is the queen of fluffy YA romance and she does not disappoint in her newest book. Kate doesn’t really like dealing with people. He life is on a waverunner somewhere in the water of her parents’ marina. However, her best friend Alana, convinces her to take a course making the […]

  Rating: Review: If you like Becky Albertalli or Adam Silvera, you need to read this book. Full stop. Arthur is in New York for the summer, interning at his mother’s law firm. He is missing his friends, and looking forward to the summer ending, so that he can go back home. Ben is a […]

  Rating: Review: Dead. I am dead. This book absolutely killed me and if there is not a sequel ASAP, I may riot. In a post-apocalyptic world, Eve lives with her grandfather and to pay for his meds, she takes up fighting robots at night. After a bit of trouble at a fight, Eve and […]

Rating: Review: I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. Is all Julie Kagawa like this? Because If so, I REALLY need to read her other work. This book was hands-down, one of the most amazing YA fantasy books I’ve read all year. Yumeko is half-kitsune, living in an isolated […]

  Rating: Review: Twinkle lonely at school. Her ex-best friend, Maddie has left her to hang out with the popular kids. Twinkle longs to become one of them so that she and Maddie can be friends again. Twinkle think that the best way to do this would be to date Neil Roy, a popular pre-Olympic […]

“Isn’t that what stories do, make real things fake, and fake things real?” Rating: Review: Kestrel is the Valorian daughter of a general in a land that was conquered by her peoples while she was young. Her love of music is disfavoured by society, though she practices at night in secret. Kestrel is also an […]

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