Wayward Reviews

Erratic reviews by a preposterous tea-drinking cat lady.

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 […]

“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 […]

  Rating: Review: “Technically, I’m a murderer, but I like to think that’s one of my better qualities.” This book is basically what the Little Mermaid would be if Ariel was a deadly siren who killed princes and collected their hearts. Lira is the daughter of the Sea Queen. Known as the ‘Prince’s Bane’ she […]

Rating: Review: Enne is a society girl at a finishing school in Bellamy, awaiting her mother’s return from a trip. When her mother doesn’t return from New Reynes, Enne takes the advice of her mother’s last message which said: ”If a storm were to further delay my return or another unforeseen circumstance occurs, you can […]

  Rating: Review: This is the third book of the Red Winter trilogy. This book picks up exactly where the last left off – right before the solstice that will end Emi’s life and signal the final battle to save the world. There’s always been a touch of angst to this relationship. Emi’s time is […]

  Rating: Review: So this book is the sequel to Red Winter, which I reviewed here: Red Winter Review This book picks up exactly where the last book left off. Emi and Shiro (and Yumei) are looking for the kunitsukami. Thankfully, they have a bit more direction of what to do. Obviously, Izanami is still lurking […]

  “I cannot let the broken girl inside of me inhale all that I’ve become. I cannot revert back to another version of myself. I will not shatter, not again, in the wake of an emotional earthquake.” Rating: Review: OK. I’m not sure what I can say here that isn’t a giant crazy spoiler. Here’s […]

  Rating: Review: Aru Shah is 12 years old, and has a flexible relationship with the truth. In an attempt to impress her classmates after they discover that she’s lied, she lights a cursed lamp. Lighting that lamp releases The Sleeper, whose duty is to wake the God of Destruction. To stop The Sleeper, Aru […]

  “After the first few seconds pass, it’s clear Pestilence doesn’t know what lips are supposed to do in a kiss. All his (hateful) enthusiasm is there, but it’s being held up by the rigid set of his mouth.” Rating: Review: So I received an ARC from the author for an honest review. The four […]

  Rating: Review: Emi is a young miko awaiting the day on the solstice in which she will become a host to the goddess. She has trained her whole life, and sacrificed normal experiences to keep herself a pure host. She is sent to a remote shrine to try to ensure her safety in the […]

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