Superman: Dawnbreaker | A YA Book Review

Superman: Dawnbreaker, DC Icons Book 4 by Matt de la Pena 4/5 stars I read all of the DC Icons books (disappointed from the get-go with the tampered down writing of Leigh Bardugo) and I thought this was by far the best book of the four. Keep in mind, I’m not into DC/Marvel outside of these books. I loosely know the history of certain characters due to pop culture, but I am not someone ingrained into the fandoms. This could influence your enjoyment of these books. That aside, I really liked the character of Clark Kent. I loved learning along with him about his true identity and I thought he was likable—not perfect, but it was definitely fun watching him try to hide his powers. The plot of the

When the Sky Fell on Splendor | A YA Book Review

When the Sky Fell on Splendor by Emily Henry 5/5 stars This book is magical. Full disclosure, I love all of Emily Henry’s books. She’s not afraid to touch on the deeper metaphysical topics. That said, if you don’t like thinking deeply and don’t like speculative fiction, metacognition, or contemplating your role in the vastness of the universe, you shouldn’t bother with Emily Henry’s books because you will not enjoy them. Moving on…this book really struck me in the feels (which I usually hate? But it’s okay when Emily does it.) There were some things in it that resonated with me on a personal level (some of the characters and the things that they did), but damn if this book didn’t have me hoo

A Question of Holmes | A YA Book Review

A Question of Holmes (Charlotte Holmes #4) by Brittany Cavallaro 5/5 stars When I read the third book in this series, a friend and I both mistakenly thought it was the last book in a trilogy. But then it was announced there would be a fourth book. And this gem came along. This is not like the other Charlotte Holmes books. A trademark of the other three books is Charlotte’s personal demons and her dark downward spirals. This book does not have that, instead it is more about Charlotte’s healing and search for an identity outside of the one that had been constructed for her in the past three books and in her life prior. Naturally, there’s still a case to solve—this time involving a college actr

The Wicked King | A YA Book Review

The Wicked King by Holly Black 3.5 out of 5 stars. I was slightly disappointed with this. I loved Cruel Prince and am a Holly Black fan (love Darkest Part of the Forest and Coldest Girl in Coldtown). But this was just...so...slow. I struggled through the first 100 pages. The next 50 were better, but the last 60 were the best part of the book. I love Cardan's character arc and can't wait to see why what happened at the very end of Wicked King happened the way that it did. Definitely a Jardan shipper regardless of outside appearances. Anyways, it's hard to get through a 360 page book solely for the last 60 pages. Maybe it was just second book syndrome?

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