• The Last Unkillable Thing by Emily Pittinos

    This is a review of the poetry collection, The Last Unkillable Thing by Emily Pittinos. I gave this 2.75/5 stars. Themes and General Thoughts “How much of enjoying a place is destroying it?” These poems all follow different directions but seem to culminate upon the central theme of mourning. I felt that some poems were clearly stronger than the others, and there was only one that I felt completely drawn into. There seemed to be a lack of flow in many of them, and the style of some (specifically the ones with colons separating every few words) didn’t work with their story. Every so often, the poems seem to fit…

  • February Wrap Up

    Happy March! While in some instances, February flew by, it also feels like it’s been February forever, so I’m excited for the new month! I didn’t read too much this month, but I got out of my reading slump, so I’m happy! Anyway, let’s just jump into my wrap-up! Reading Stats Books Read: Four Pages Read: 1,038 Longest Book: Jane Eyre (620 pages) Shortest Book: The Last Unkillable Thing (100 pages ish) Required Reading: Nothing On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong Contemporary I read and loved Vuong’s other work, Night Sky With Exit Wounds, and so I think I overhyped how much I would like this one, which…

  • At The Edge of The Universe by Shaun David Hutchinson

    This is a spoiler free review of At The Edge of The Universe by Shaun David Hutchinson, a standalone realistic fiction novel with sci-fi elements. I gave this novel 5/5 stars, and I highly enjoyed it. Plot  “Life’s truest horror is a door that slams shut that can never be opened again” At The Edge of The Universe follows seventeen year old Oswald Pinkerton after his boyfriend Tommy Ross vanished. But Tommy didn’t just vanish, he disappeared from history and Ozzie is the only person who remembers that he ever existed. Now Ozzie is trying to navigate life in a world without Tommy, a world in which the universe is…

  • The Wicker King by K. Ancrum

    This is a spoiler free review of The Wicker King by K. Ancrum, a standalone physiological thriller with fantasy elements. I gave this book 5/5 stars and I absolutely loved it! Plot  “And they’ll crescendo like beacons to the farthest reaches. With every new breath of life that forms in a world of darkness that came at the price of your hands and your mind.” The Wicker King follows best friends and high school seniors, August Bateman and Jack Rossi. Jack has a hallucinatory disorder that causes him to have visions of a fantastical kingdom in place of their own town. August, trying to help Jack as best as he…

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