Book Review: Stepsister ~ Jennifer Donnelly | ★★★★✰

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.


Book Review: Follow Me Back (Follow Me Back #1) ~ A.V. Geiger | ★★✰✰✰

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.