Wayward Reviews

Erratic reviews by a preposterous tea-drinking cat lady.

  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: 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: 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 […]

  “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 […]

  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 […]

  Today there are a number of good books releasing. On my radar are the following: Love, Hate and Other Filters by Samira Ahmed (Looks like a wonderful #ownvoices book – pick it up!) Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson (Looks like an interesting YA thriller)   Technically Zenith comes out Jan. 16th as well, but […]

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