Roar

Young Adult Epic Fantasy — 5 stars — A powerless princess takes fate into her own hands by escaping an arranged marriage in favor of seeking magic in the wildlands under the watch of a crew of stormhunters.

Finale

Young Adult Fantasy — 4.5 Stars — Two sisters face a culmination of threats to themselves and to their world, and discover fantastic abilities and sweeping romance along the way.

Where is Beauty?

Detailed study and analysis of Buzzfeed’s “51 Most Beautiful Quotes from Literature” article as voted upon by the general public. This explores the general themes, literal and metaphorical language used within said quotes, and the point of view from which they are expressed.

Caraval

Young Adult Fantasy — 5 stars — A young woman must enter a wondrous, dangerous game in order to find her sister. Features unmatched sensory imagery and truly unpredictable plot twists.

Wintersong

Young Adult Romantic Fantasy — 2.5 stars — Young woman motivated by a love of music and lore takes a journey to the goblin king when her sister is kidnapped. I wish I liked this one more.

The Gemma Doyle Trilogy

Young Adult Liminal Fantasy — 5 stars — A Victorian series close to my heart, in which four women discover a world of magic and delight and are quickly faced with deeply sinister opposition. Rich world building, intricate narrative structure, and characters so real they leave an ache behind when you finish the story.