Category: Book Reviews

Book reviews

Review: Giant-Size Little Marvel: AvX

Last year I found a piece of art that featured some Marvel characters as babies, and I loved it so much I looked up who the artist was. I found out it was an actual page from an actual existing comic, actually published by Marvel. So naturally, I looked up the comic, added it to my TBR and bought the volume when its price got reduced on Book Depository. Giant-Size Little Marvel follows the Avengers and the X-Men as they fight over a pair of twins that have just moved into Marville, their little (that’s a pun) zone on the planet […]

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Review: The Upside of Unrequited

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This has not changed my opinion in any way. In April last year, Becky Albertalli came to my country and I read Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda. While I probably didn’t love it as much as basically everyone else did, I enjoyed it very much and was curious for more of Becky’s books. Her new book, The Upside of Unrequited would be about a girl named Molly who has had crushes on twenty-six different guys; but zero boyfriends. When I saw it on Netgalley, I decided to […]

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Review: Wires and Nerve, vol. 1

Four years ago, I picked up a book called Cinder and over the years I fell head over heels in love with The Lunar Chronicles. After Stars Above was published, everyone thought ‘well that’s it’. The end of the Rampion gang and their adventures. Or was it? Suddenly, Marissa announced she was writing a graphic novel with Iko as the main focus, and let’s just say lots of people lost their minds, myself included. Wires and Nerve takes place after the events of Winter. Cinder/Selene is now queen of Luna, and all is well. But then, Cinder receives news that rogue packs […]

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Review: Carve the Mark

When it was first announced Veronica Roth, the author of one of my favourite book series ever, was writing another book, I was 100% going to buy it on publication date. I had no idea what the book would be about, or if it would even be ‘up my alley’, but I was going to buy it. As more got announced about the book, I got even more excited, because this was definitely up my alley. Carve the Mark tells the story of two people from different cultures. We have Cyra, a Shotet, whose currentgift not only brings other people pain but herself as […]

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Review: Traitor to the Throne

A few months ago I read a book called Rebel of the Sands and really enjoyed it. I was very much looking forward to reading its sequel when it came out, but to my surprise, I received a package in November that had an ARC of the second book in it. I’d again like to thank Lin for sending this to me, it was a very pleasant surprise! Traitor to the Throne continues Amani’s story, about half a year after she joined the rebellion. When a person Amani thought would be an ally betrays her, she ends up in the hands of the […]

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Review: And I Darken

In the summer of 2016, a book called And I Darken was released. A retelling of the story of Vlad the Impaler, but with a girl instead. I had seen many good ratings and reviews about this book, heard the whole book community rave about it the whole year. I had gotten really curious, and I was happy to receive an ARC from a friend in December. And I Darken tells the story of Ladislav ‘Lada’ Dracul, a female version of Vlad the Impaler, and her brother Radu. We follow them from the moment they are born all the way through their […]

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Review: The American Adventures

A while back I was browsing Netgalley and my eyes fell upon a Doctor Who book. For some reason (and apparently I wasn’t the only one) I thought it was a graphic novel, so I immediately clicked ‘Read Now’, and then let it sit on my tablet for a while. But when I saw there was a limited time left to read the book, I decided to pick it up between the physical books I was reading. I was only slightly disappointed when I realised it wasn’t a graphic novel, but still rather excited because it was still Doctor Who. The American Adventures is […]

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Review: Vanishing Girls

A couple of years ago, I read the Delirium trilogy, a series that I enjoyed very much. After this series, Lauren Oliver released a couple of other books, including Vanishing Girls a book that I hadn’t heard much about, to be honest. When Black Friday came along this year, some Dutch web shops had discounts going on, and I decided to check out one of the websites. It had this book with 20% discount, and no shipping, so I decided to order it. I thought the summary of this book sounded really interesting, especially when I read a quote that said […]

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