• Akarnae by Lynette Noni

    This is a spoiler free review of Akarnae by Lynette Noni. This is the first book in the Medoran Chronicles and I gave it 3.75/5 stars. This is a fantasy novel that takes place within a magical academy called Akarnae. Plot “Embrace the wonder” This novel follows Alexandra Jennings, a 16 year old student who’s about to go off to boarding school for the next eight months while her parents are away for work. After arriving at the boarding school, Alex walks through a doorway and is transported to the magical world of Medora. Her only chance of returning to her own world is with the help of Professor Marselle, the…

  • We Are The Ants By Shaun David Hutchinson

    This review will contain spoilers towards the end. I gave We Are The Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson 5/5 stars. This is a stand alone realistic fiction novel full of emotions, aliens, and beautifully lyrical writing. I just want to preface this review by saying that this book became my all time favorite novel (or at least tied for that) immediately after finishing it, I loved this book. Plot “We’re not words, Henry, we’re people. Words are how others define us, but we can define ourselves any way we choose”  This novel follows Henry Denton, a high school senior who, throughout his life, has been abducted by aliens multiple times.…

  • The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert

    This is a spoiler free review of The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert, the first book in The Hazel Wood Duology. I gave this book a 3/5 stars. The beginning of this story reads as a contemporary with an urban fantasy aspect introduced later in the story. General Thoughts “Look until the leaves turn red, Sew the worlds up with thread, If your journey’s left undone, Fear the rising of the sun.” This novel follows Alice Proserpine as she and her classmate Finch work together in order to rescue Alice’s mother after she was captured and taken to the Hinterland- A fairytale land in which Alice’s grandmother, Althea’s story is…

  • The Thousandth Floor By Katharine McGee

    This is a spoiler free review of The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee, the first book in the Thousandth Floor Trilogy. I gave this book a 4/5 stars. Though it is in the Sci-Fi genre, this book reads as more of a contemporary story that is just set in a futuristic world. General Thoughts “A thousand-story tower stretching into the sky. A glittering vision of the future where anything is possible—if you want it enough.”  This novel follows 5 main characters living in the Tower as all their lives become intertwined in a web of lies, deception, and power. The story takes place in what once was New York City.…