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 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: 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 […]

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