I have mixed feelings on The Emperor's Blades. I want to love it, I really do - but I can't bring myself to get past "like." On paper, this book looks like a perfect fit for my tastes, but in practice I found it somewhat lacking.
The book focuses on the three children of the recently deceased Empe...(more)
What do you get when you cross Battle Royale and Ender's Game and then set them on Mars for good measure? Red Rising, that's what.
This book sucker punches you with its opening (see below) and then just keeps running. It's very much in the same vein as The Hunger Games, but with added class warfar...(more)
Well, this was a weird one.
See, for the first 1/3 of this novel, it's fairly typical YA boarding school fare: a minor mystery, a small group of enterprising young girls determined to solve it, quirky teachers, some small magics. Nothing terribly bad, but nothing terribly exciting or groundbreakin...(more)