Fantasy | Contemporary | YA | 'A Song Below Water' is a complex read with real eye-opening teenager voices.
Fantasy | MG | A sweet book set in a cool sea-related world (with dragons and a lot of magic) that weaves friendship, daughter-and-mother love, and adventure.
Fairy-tale retelling | YA | Take a huge dose of 'Caraval' vibe, mix it with light 'The Night Circus' enchantment, sprinkle it with a good bit of 'Alice In Wonderland' story style, add a pinch of 'Mulan' dynamics, throw in a bucket of crucial life messages, adapt it all as a sequel-slash-retelling of 'Cinderella'... And you get Stepsister. As marvelous as that.
Sci-fi + fantasy | YA | General + book-by-book reviews | This was a wild ride. Both reading the series and writing the reviews.
Historical fiction (1920s) | YA | This is a cute book, but it didn't strike me as thaaat special. It was mostly fluff with good characters but not an otherworldly story. Kudos to the last two chapters, though.
Historical fiction | The Girls at the Kingfisher Club is one of those books that fill your head with beautiful setting. The description is alive, it saturates the room you're in with colors and emotions.
Fantasy | Morgenstern must have dipped her manuscript into a river of magic and it came out soaked in mystery and wonder.
Historical fiction | Do you know that feeling when your mouth is dry so you get a glass of fresh water and it's just wonderful and healing and- heaven? Speak Easy, Speak Love is the literary version of it.
YA | Dystopia | Reading Legend again was like coming back home after years of looking for a place where I'd feel fully comfortable. Of course, sometimes I have found those, but... The home home makes your stomach tingle with some distinct warmth. Marie Lu built an incredibly realistic world and a story that catches you and never lets you go.
YA | Contemporary | Thriller | I saw a comment on Goodreads that said that 'Follow Me Back' reads too much like a fanfiction piece and... yeah. All in all, I feel a little sorry for not liking it. I wish I could have, because the idea is appealing and it's easy to feel the author's love for her story (I relate), but it was just too hard to see past the eye-roll-worthy moments.