Ruin & Rising | Book Review


By: Leigh Bardugo

The Shadow and Bone Trilogy #3 | 422 Pages | Pub. 2014

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Ruin & Rising at a Glance

  • Overall Rating: ★★★★
  • Heroine: Why is she in charge of anything?
  • Dude: He deserves better. #teammal
  • Steaminess: The glass windows fogged a touch
  • Brutality: Ripped apart by bird-things

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Illuminae | Book Review


By: Jay Kristoff & Amie Kaufman

The Illuminae Files #1 | 599 Pages | Pub. 2015

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Illuminae at a Glance

  • Overall Rating: ★★★★
  • Heroine: She is probably in my computer now
  • Dude: Lucky bastard
  • Originality: 10/10 would recommend
  • Brutality: If you don’t like the purge then don’t read this

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Freeze dried Margarita

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Queen of Air and Darkness (Wait, what?! x100) | Book Review

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By: Cassandra Clare

The Dark Artifices #3 | 880 Pages | Pub. 2018

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Queen of Air and Darkness at a Glance

  • Overall Rating: ★★★★1/2
  • Heroine: My stab-happy hero
  • Steaminess: Three times the steam
  • Brutality: Head popped like a bottle top


Oh lord, how do I even begin? I have no words and all the words at the same time. First of all, this is my favorite shadowhunter series. I love the others, but Clare’s writing has grown and with it, her characters. I am going to have to do a love hate breakdown on this and I can’t write it without spoilers so if you haven’t read any of The Dark Artifices STOP NOW.

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Nightchaser | Spoiler Free ARC Review

By: Amanda Bouchet

Endeavor #1 | 416 Pages | Pub. Jan 1, 2019

Nightchaser at a Glance

  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Heroine: Rebel to the core
  • Dude: Make a decision man!
  • Steaminess: Titanic hand on the podship window
  • Brutality: Chopping off your own hand

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The Moonwalk

  • 1 part fresh grapefruit juice
  • 1 part Grand Marnier
  • 2 dashes of rosewater
  • champagne
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Winter | Book Review

By: Marissa Meyer

The Lunar Chronicles #4 | 827 Pages | Pub. 2015

Winter at a Glance

  • Overall Rating: ★★★1/2
  • Heroine: Which one?
  • Dude: King of deadpan
  • Steaminess: Keepin’ it PG
  • Brutality: Lots of blood… lots.

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Washington Apple

  • 1 oz whiskey
  • 1 oz sour apple schnapps
  • 1 oz cranberry juice
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