Alexandra Reviews

The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein

Just in time for the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Keirsten White is releasing The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein.  Dark Descent  is a retelling of the original novel...

8.2 Great

Obsidio Review

Obsidio is the last book in the Illuminae Files by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff. I’ve had nothing but love for the last two books, so Obsidio had a lot to live up to. First off, this book is da...

7.8 Good

God Complex Volume 1: Dogma

I received a copy of God Complex Volume One in exchange for an honest review. “Let me ask you something.Do you know what’s the worst thing that can happen to someone? It’s not findin...

7.2 Good

Strange the Dreamer

Laini Taylor’s Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy was polarizing for Chelsey and I. I loved it, Chelsey had her problems with it. Strange the Dreamer follows Lazlo Strange, an orphan who becomes a lib...

8.4 Great

The Invasion

The Invasion is the sequel to 2016’s The Call. The Call was a surprisingly dark venture for Scholastic that I couldn’t stop thinking about. I was interested to see how Peadar Ó Guilín followed up his ...

7.8 Good

Furyborn Review

I was lucky and received an ARC of Furyborn from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I’m a little late on posting this, but here it goes. I’ve previously read Claire Legrand’...

7.6 Good

The Hazel Wood Review

Writing a review for The Hazel Wood was very difficult. Unlike a lot of the books that I read this year this novel was very plot driven. For the sake of spoilers I won’t really go into that. Loo...

7.8 Good

When I Cast Your Shadow Review

When I Cast Your Shadow is Sarah Porter’s follow up to last year’s Vassa in the Night. If you thought that was dark… well do I have a surprise for you. When I Cast Your Shadow follow...

7.4 Good

The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue Review

Every once in a while you come across a book that was clearly written just for you. I’m a sucker for Victorian Era inspired fiction, especially if it’s witty. After looking for recommendat...

8 Great

Becoming Darkness

Becoming Darkness takes place in an alternate timeline where the Nazi’s won World War Two. Their victory was fully dependent on them releasing a plague which quickly went out of hand. The majori...

5 Average

Clockwork Prince Review

In the magical underworld of Victorian London, Tessa Gray has at last found safety with the Shadowhunters. But that safety proves fleeting when rogue forces in the Clave plot to see her protector, Cha...

6.4 Fair

The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett

It's not hard to relate to Hawthorn's isolation, humor and obsession with Lizzie Lovett's disappearance. The book is strange, unforgettable and unpredictable as it reminds you of exactly what it's lik...

Winter Sky: A Novel

Winter Sky was a well paced story about a man trying to remember who is while surrounded by the horrors of war. Though short, the novel packs a punch that will stick with you for a while. If you're a ...

7 Good

Hoolie and the Hooligans: The Alien That Ate My Socks

The Alien that Ate my Socks is the first book in the new middle grade series Hoolie and the Hooligans. Though the ending leaves a bit to be desired the strong first half and relatable characters more ...

6.2 Fair

Kill the Boy Band: Or How I Learned to Love Fandom

Just know from the start that it wasn’t supposed to go like this. All we wanted was to get near them. That’s why we got a room in the hotel where they were staying. We were not planning to kidnap one ...

7.4 Good
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