Category: Reviews


Review: 4 stars to Magnus Chase & The Sword Of Summer by Rick Riordan

Review: 4 stars to Magnus Chase & The Sword Of Summer by Rick Riordan

Magnus Chase has always been a troubled kid. Since his mother’s mysterious death, he’s lived alone on the streets of Boston, surviving by his wits, keeping one step ahead of the police and the truant officers. One day, he’s tracked down by an uncle he’s never met—a man his mother claimed was dangerous. His uncle tells him an impossible secret: Magnus is the son of a Norse god. The Viking myths are true. The gods of Asgard are preparing for war. Trolls, giants and worse […]


Review: 4 stars to Vicious by V.E. Schwab #Adult #Superpowers

Review: 4 stars to Vicious by V.E. Schwab #Adult #Superpowers

A masterful tale of ambition, jealousy, desire, and superpowers. Victor and Eli started out as college roommates?brilliant, arrogant, lonely boys who recognised the same sharpness and ambition in each other. In their senior year, a shared research interest in adrenaline, near-death experiences, and seemingly supernatural events reveals an intriguing possibility: that under the right conditions, someone could develop extraordinary abilities. But when their thesis moves from the academic to the experimental, things go horribly wrong. Ten years later, Victor breaks out of prison, determined to […]


ARC Review: 5 stars to Tell Us Something True by Dana Reinhardt

Posted 26 May, 2016 by katheryn13 in Contemporary, Funny, Reviews, Romance, YA / 0 Comments
ARC Review: 5 stars to Tell Us Something True by Dana Reinhardt

Seventeen-year-old River doesn’t know what to do with himself when Penny, the girl he adores, breaks up with him. He lives in LA, where nobody walks anywhere, and Penny was his ride; he never bothered getting a license. He’s stuck. He’s desperate. Okay . . . he’s got to learn to drive. But first, he does the unthinkable—he starts walking. He stumbles upon a support group for teens with various addictions. He fakes his way into the meetings, and begins to connect with the other […]



Review: 4 stars to The Blood Of Olympus (Heroes of Olympus #5) by Rick Riordan

Posted 17 May, 2016 by katheryn13 in Fantasy, Reviews, Updates, YA / 2 Comments
Review: 4 stars to The Blood Of Olympus (Heroes of Olympus #5) by Rick Riordan

Though the Greek and Roman crew members of the Argo II have made progress in their many quests, they still seem no closer to defeating the earth mother, Gaea. Her giants have risen—all of them—and they’re stronger than ever. They must be stopped before the Feast of Spes, when Gaea plans to have two demigods sacrificed in Athens. She needs their blood—the blood of Olympus—in order to wake. The demigods are having more frequent visions of a terrible battle at Camp Half-Blood. The Roman legion […]


Review: Splintered by A.G. Howard

Posted 22 April, 2016 by katheryn13 in Adventure, Fantasy, Mystery, Reviews, Romance, YA / 0 Comments
Review: Splintered by A.G. Howard

Alyssa Gardner hears the whispers of bugs and flowers—precisely the affliction that landed her mother in a mental hospital years before. This family curse stretches back to her ancestor Alice Liddell, the real-life inspiration for Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Alyssa might be crazy, but she manages to keep it together. For now. When her mother’s mental health takes a turn for the worse, Alyssa learns that what she thought was fiction is based in terrifying reality. The real Wonderland is a place far […]



Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Of My Most Recent 5 Star Reads

Top Ten Tuesday:  Ten Of My Most Recent 5 Star Reads

    Good day, all. Here’s another TTT going and this one is about 10 Of My Most Recent 5 Star Reads (Or Ten Of The Best Books I’ve Read Recently if you don’t 5 star stuff…or you could do 5 of my latest five star reads & five of my most disappointing or 1 star reads). This challenge is set by the wonderful people at The Broke and the Bookish .  I’ll do this in order or how I read them. From most recent to […]


Review: Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy by Cassandra Clare (ft: Maureen Johnson, Sarah Rees Brennan and Robin Wasserman)

Posted 25 March, 2016 by katheryn13 in Fantasy, Reviews, YA / 0 Comments
Review: Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy by Cassandra Clare (ft: Maureen Johnson, Sarah Rees Brennan and Robin Wasserman)

    So basically. I finished the Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy novellas. All 10 of them. PURE. BEAUTY! It had been ages since I’d been involved in the world of Shadowhunters (and I really don’t count the show..) and so reading about Simon and his friends and our friends and all the friends…I can’t help but fall in love with it all over again. So. Here’s a really long post on what I thought. Ready? Set? GO! P.S. There may be some spoilers. It’s […]


4 stars to The Young Elites by Marie Lu

Posted 20 February, 2016 by katheryn13 in Fantasy, Reviews, Romance, Supernatural, Updates, YA / 0 Comments
4 stars to The Young Elites by Marie Lu

I am tired of being used, hurt, and cast aside. Adelina Amouteru is a survivor of the blood fever. A decade ago, the deadly illness swept through her nation. Most of the infected perished, while many of the children who survived were left with strange markings. Adelina’s black hair turned silver, her lashes went pale, and now she has only a jagged scar where her left eye once was. Her cruel father believes she is a malfetto, an abomination, ruining their family’s good name and […]


(Video) My January Wrap Up | 2016

I thought I’d try to share what I put on youtube these days on my blog and so here we are. I made a mild mistake on my video, where I didn’t explain what any of the books are about. (FAIL!) So at least now I know for next time. I’m still learning. I hate it. I also need to learn to do cover photos. It’s funny, I filmed a whole load, but then realised I couldn’t really spoil on a video compiled of a […]


Bout of Books 15 | Day 4

Bout of Books 15 | Day 4

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, January 4th and runs through Sunday, January 10th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 15 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books […]


It’s Review Time! #YA

It’s Review Time! #YA

Happy New Year! I hope you all had a good Christmas and are ready for another cracking year. I hope 2016 lives up to its expectations. Okay folks, it has been far too long since I did a review. So instead I’m doing mini reviews to keep it short and sweet. I have 7 books to tell you about, and so I guess I better start!   Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff This book. What can I say that hasn’t already been said in […]


Audiobook review: 5 stars to You’re Never Weird On The Internet (almost) by Felicia Day #memoir #autobiographical

Posted 17 November, 2015 by katheryn13 in Audiobooks, Reviews, Updates / 3 Comments
Audiobook review: 5 stars to You’re Never Weird On The Internet (almost) by Felicia Day #memoir #autobiographical

From online entertainment mogul, actress, and “queen of the geeks” Felicia Day, a funny, quirky, and inspiring memoir about her unusual upbringing, her rise to Internet-stardom, and embracing her individuality to find success in Hollywood. The Internet isn’t all cat videos. There’s also Felicia Day—violinist, filmmaker, Internet entrepreneur, compulsive gamer, hoagie specialist, and former lonely homeschooled girl who overcame her isolated childhood to become the ruler of a new world…or at least semi-influential in the world of Internet Geeks and Goodreads book clubs. After growing […]


#Review | Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Posted 19 October, 2015 by katheryn13 in Reviews, Supernatural, Updates, YA / 0 Comments
#Review | Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of curious photographs. A horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a deserted island for good reason. And somehow—impossible though it seems—they may still […]