Bookwyrm Problems #1: Romance in YA

My friend and  were just have a discussion about the ACOTAR series and some other top-ranked YA books with SERIOUS relationship issues.  It seems like people miss the concept of what a relationship is and is not, so here are some helpful hints if you find yourself in a situation that has you questioning. If you…

Avatar the last Airbender: The Search Book Review

One of the BIGGEST questions in Avatar has finally been answered: What happened to Zuko’s mum? So this book had a bit of a deus ex machina, BUT I DON’T CARE BECAUSE URSA AND ZUKO AND JUST YAS. -coughs- Onto the review. You get to see Azula’s full-on craziness in this.  I don’t get what happened…

Avatar the last Airbender: The Rift Book Review

I am a HUGE Avatar fan.  By far one of the greatest TV shows ever made with one of the best stories.  A friend of mine told me about the comics, so I started getting them from the library.  I’m reading them out of order, but I can figure out pretty easily what’s going on. …

Book Review: Wonder Woman Warbringer

Since I actually read over half of this book back in January and skimmed the rest, I guess I do have a good idea of my thoughts on it, hence this review. She will become one of the world’s greatest heroes: WONDER WOMAN. But first she is Diana, Princess of the Amazons. And her fight…

Book Review: Now I Rise

Now I Rise?  More like now I fall down some stairs and crash and burn. **Update** since my friend had the guts to finish this book then told me things I missed, I have lowered the ratings to one star because the Jenassairy were cool.  And the cover is pretty.  That’s all I’m giving this…

Book Review: Starfish

As someone who suffers from little to no anxiety, I was blown away by the insight into someone’s mind who tackles anxiety on a regular basis.  That and the love of art made this book perfect for me. A gorgeous and emotionally resonant debut novel about a half-Japanese teen who grapples with social anxiety and…

Book Review: And I Darken

Definitely a solid four star book.  I had issues with some of the main characters (oddly enough not the main character, Lada). **MAY CONTAIN BRIEF SPOILERS** No one expects a princess to be brutal. And Lada Dragwlya likes it that way. Ever since she and her gentle younger brother, Radu, were wrenched from their homeland…

A-Z Bookish Survey

I just read NerdyBibliophile‘s post where she did this, so I had to because this is a cool idea! Author you’ve read the most books from: My beloved Brian Jacques.  Brian Jacques wrote the Redwall series, a collection of around twenty-five novels based in the real world, but focusing on anthropomorphic animals and their struggles…

Book review: Midnight Jewel

The first book was OK, but I went ahead and read Midnight Jewel.  It started off so strong, and then it nosedived. Will contain mild spoilers for both The Glittering Court and Mira/Grant’s relationship in Midnight Jewel. Mira is not like the other Glittering Court girls. She is a war refugee, cast out of her home…

Bookwyrm Problems #37: Genders

I will not be discussing anything LGBT in this, so if you’re looking for arguments/thoughts on that, this will not be it.  I want to focus on the issues of male vs. female genders in novels. Why can males in books not be feminine or flamboyant without being gay or bi?  In some ways, my…