The Wicked King (The Folk of the Air #2) by Holly Black – ARC Review

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*All quotes are taken from the ARC and are subject to change*

Release Date: January 8th, 2019
Overall: 5/5 Stars
Characters: 5/5
Setting: 5/5
Writing:
5/5
Plot and Themes: 5/5
Awesomeness Factor: 5/5
Review In A Nutshell: The Wicked King was everything you could ever want in a sequel. The stakes have risen and you will be hooked by the political intrigue, action, and betrayal in this amazing novel.

“Power is much easier to acquire than it is to hold on to.”

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Gemina (The Illuminae Files #2) by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff – Review

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Overall: 5/5 Stars
Characters: 5/5
Setting: 5/5
Writing: 5/5
Plot and Themes: 5/5
Awesomeness Factor: 5/5
Review in a Nutshell: Gemina is a breathtaking adventure, filled with epic action and hilarious writing.

“And now, born from the ashes, she’s a warrior in bloodied black.” 

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The Afterlife of Holly Chase by Cynthia Hand – Review

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Overall: 4/5 Stars
Characters: 4.5/5
Setting: 4/5
Writing: 4/5
Plot and Themes: 5/5
Awesomeness Factor: 4/5
Review in a Nutshell: The Afterlife of Holly Chase is a cute, funny story that will leave you feeling happy and in the holiday spirit.

“But love doesn’t always have to be about the happy ending. Love can be about beginnings, too.”

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A Thousand Pieces of You (Firebird #1) by Claudia Gray – Review

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Overall: 5/5 Stars
Characters: 5/5
Setting: 5/5
Writing: 4.5/5
Plot and Themes: 5/5
Awesomeness Factor: 5/5
Review in a Nutshell: A Thousand Pieces of You is a unique, fascinating sci-fi adventure with plenty of twists that will have you dying for the sequel.

“Now I know that grief is a whetstone that sharpens all your love, all your happiest memories, into blades that tear you apart from within.” 


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Lord of Shadows (The Dark Artifices #2) by Cassandra Clare – Review

Overall: 5/5 Stars
Characters: 5/5
Setting: 5/5
Writing: 5/5
Plot and Themes: 5/5
Awesomeness Factor: 5/5
Review in a Nutshell: Cassandra Clare somehow managed to make me fall deeper in love with this world and these characters, and absolutely crush me, in just under 700 pages.

“Everyone is afraid of something. We fear things because we value them. We fear losing people because we love them. We fear dying because we value being alive. Don’t wish you didn’t fear anything. All that would mean is that you didn’t feel anything.” 

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Stalking Jack the Ripper (Stalking Jack the Ripper #1) by Kerri Maniscalco- Review

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Overall: 5/5 Stars
Characters: 5/5
Setting: 5/5
Writing: 5/5
Plot and Themes: 4.5/5
Awesomeness Factor: 4.6/5
Review in a Nutshell: Stalking Jack the Ripper is an atmospheric mystery full of gruesome murders and fascinating characters.

“Fear is a hungry beast. The more you feed it, the more it grows.” 

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Lady Midnight (The Dark Artifices #1) by Cassandra Clare – Review

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Overall: 5/5 Stars
Characters: 5/5
Setting: 5/5
Writing: 5/5
Plot and Themes: 5/5
Awesomeness Factor: 5/5
Review in a Nutshell: Lady Midnight is a fantastic read that will hold you hostage until you finish.

“Lex malla, lex nulla. A bad law is no law.” 

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Review: Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy

Overall: 4/5 Stars
Characters: 3/5
Setting: 4/5
Writing: 4/5
Plot and Themes: 4.5/5
Awesomeness Factor: 3/5
Review in a Nutshell: Dumplin’ is a good book with an important message, but it lacked in the areas that first grabbed my attention. 

“Perfection is nothing more than a phantom shadow we’re all chasing”

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Review: Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare

Overall: 5/5 Stars
Characters: 5/5
Setting: 5/5
Writing: 5/5
Plot and Themes: 5/5
Awesomeness Factor: 5/5
Review in a Nutshell: Clockwork Angel is a fantastic introduction to a trilogy that will take over your life.

“Only the very weak-minded refuse to be influenced by literature and poetry.” 

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Review – The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi

Overall: 4.5/5 Stars
Characters: 5/5
Setting: 5/5
Writing: 5/5
Plot and Themes: 4/5
Awesomeness Factor: 5/5
Review in a Nutshell: The Star-Touched Queen is a beautifully written slow-burn novel that will enchant you.

“I know your soul. Everything else is just an ornament.” 

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