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: 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 […]

  Rating:  Review: Spinning Silver is a spiritual successor to Naomi Novik’s highly acclaimed Uprooted. It’s a rich and captivating retelling of Rumpelstiltskin. Miryem’s family are moneylenders, but when her father fails to collect the money that he’s owed from the local villagers, she takes it upon herself to go in her fathers’ stead. It […]

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