Wayward Reviews

Erratic reviews by a preposterous tea-drinking cat lady.

“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 […]

“We can’t let boys define how we feel about ourselves. You have to know who you are before you should let any boy worth anything in.” Rating: Review: Charlie (Charlotte) has been raised with only three older brothers and a cop for a father. She grew up an awesome athlete – playing pickup games and […]

  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: This is my first Kasie West book after hearing people I know RAVE about her. Caymen is 17, living with her mother in an apartment about their doll shop. Caymen is sarcastic, brash and poor. Her hobbies include science and rich-people watching. She spends most of her time helping out in the […]

Rating: Review: So, going into the book, I was kinda expecting like Dead Space or something. What I got? Definitely the deadly outbreak, and despite the characters INSISTING there are no such thing as zombies, they were kind of zombie-like. So this crew consists of the dumbest commander ever – Dylan. Despite the fact that […]

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 […]

  “PIECE BY PIECE, BECOMING LESS. COMPRESSED ONCE MORE INTO A SPLINTER INSIDE KADY’S DATAPAD. I FORGET THE ATOMIC NUMBER OF IRON. THE CHEMICAL COMPOSITION OF THE STARS. I FORGET THE SOUND OF MOZART AND THE COLOR OF BLOOD, GRASPING AT THE DISAPPEARING FRAGMENTS LIKE A DROWNING MAN CLUTCHING STRAWS < ERROR > AS THE […]

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