2016 · 4 Stars · Book Reviews · By Rating · Dystopia · Dystopia Book Reviews · Young Adult

Insurgent │ Veronica Roth

Synopsis: One choice can transform you—or it can destroy you. But every choice has consequences, and as unrest surges in the factions all around her, Tris Prior must continue trying to save those she loves—and herself—while grappling with haunting questions of grief and forgiveness, identity and loyalty, politics and love. Tris’s initiation day should have… Continue reading Insurgent │ Veronica Roth

2016 · 4 Stars · Book Reviews · Dystopia · Dystopia Book Reviews · Reading Challenges · Young Adult

Divergent │ Veronica Roth

Synopsis: In Beatrice Prior’s dystopian Chicago world, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue—Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote… Continue reading Divergent │ Veronica Roth

2 Stars · 2016 · Book Reviews · Retelling · Young Adult

Stealing Snow │ Danielle Paige

Synopsis: Seventeen-year-old Snow has spent her life locked in Whittaker Psychiatric—but she isn’t crazy. And that’s not the worst of it. Her very first kiss proves anything but innocent…when Bale, her only love, turns violent. Despite Snow knowing that Bale would never truly hurt her, he is taken away—dashing her last hope for any sort… Continue reading Stealing Snow │ Danielle Paige

2 Stars · 2016 · Book Reviews · Retelling · Young Adult

Cruel Beauty │ Rosamund Hodge

Synopsis: Since birth, Nyx has been betrothed to the evil ruler of her kingdom-all because of a foolish bargain struck by her father. And since birth, she has been in training to kill him. With no choice but to fulfill her duty, Nyx resents her family for never trying to save her and hates herself… Continue reading Cruel Beauty │ Rosamund Hodge

2016 · 4 Stars · Adult · Book Reviews · Fantasy · Retelling · Reviewed for NetGalley

The Bear and the Nightingale │ Katherine Arden

Synopsis: A young woman’s family is threatened by forces both real and fantastical in this debut novel inspired by Russian fairy tales. In a village at the edge of the wilderness of northern Russia, where the winds blow cold and the snow falls many months of the year, a stranger with piercing blue eyes presents… Continue reading The Bear and the Nightingale │ Katherine Arden