Shattered Dreams: My Life as a Polygamist’s Wife (Review)
reviews / January 6, 2015

Listening to this book was painful.

Not because it was poorly written, or because the narration was bad. Not at all. It was painful because I just wanted to shake the author and everyone around her throughout pretty much the entire story. It was like watching a disaster happen and not being able to stop it.

No Humans Involved (Review)
reviews / December 16, 2014

The first time that Jaime appeared in an earlier book, I wasn’t sure how I felt about her. She was a bit ditzy, and seemed to use her supernatural powers mostly to make money. But by the time I got to this book, I’d started to sort of like her.

No Humans Involved was probably the book in the series that I found the creepiest so far.

The Harlequin (Review)
reviews / December 3, 2014

Honestly, this was probably one of my least favourite books in the series.

I liked the idea of the Harlequin, the pseudo-secret police force of the vampires, and could even follow along with them going rogue and trying to take over St. Louis. But there was just too much unexplainable magic – on both sides – for me to be able to take in.

Wicked Lovely (Review)
reviews / November 6, 2014

My last year of teaching in Canada, one of my students asked if I had read any Melissa Marr. I had heard of her, but didn’t even know what kind of books she wrote. I told him I would look into it, and then promptly forgot.

So when I got more into reading YA fantasy series this year, and found the Wicked Lovely books in my library’s online collection, I had to pick them up. And after reading the Iron Fey series, I had already realized that I liked books about the fae more than I had thought I would. So I went into this series with fairly high hopes.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid (Review)
reviews / October 31, 2014

Last year, I taught this book to some of my higher-level ESL students in Abu Dhabi. Lots of them had seen the movie, but almost none of them had known it was a book first.