Do It In 140 (24): Tweet-Short Reviews

Posted 28 September, 2015 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | Review, Tweet-Short Reviews | 4 Comments

17679544The Iron Traitor by Julie Kagawa

YA Fantasy, paperback, 342 pages; published October 29, 2013 by Harlequin Teen; source: publisher

Loved the first series in this world but Ethan is a whiny dick. Enjoyed the story despite him…Kagawa’s writing is immersive, as is the existing world. 3 stars.


22323658Ignite (Defy #2) by Sara B. Larson

YA Fantasy, hardcover, 304 pages; published December 30, 2014 by Scholastic Press; source: publisher

Spot-on fight scenes combined with a strong heroine add up to a great second installment in an already rock-solid series. Do wish story was a bit longer, more detailed. 4 stars.


20527903Suspicion by Alexandra Monir

YA Mystery Fantasy, hardcover, 296 pages; published December 9, 2014 by Delacorte Press; source: publisher

Really wanted the insides to be a beautiful as the outside but…disappointed. Cheesy magic, crater-sized plot holes, and an incredibly disappointing ending. 1 star.


22851315Deceptive (Illusive #2) by Emily Lloyd-Jones

YA SciFi, hardcover, 368 pages; published July 14, 2015 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers; source: publisher

An action-packed story filled with great characters — yeah, I can get behind that. It’d been a long while since I read the first story, so that was a challenge but well worth the effort. 4 stars.


23215450The Cage (The Cage #1) by Megan Shepherd

YA SciFi, hardcover, 400 pages; published May 26, 2015 by Balzer + Bray; source: publisher

Nearly DNFed this. Did not like the characters or the plot. They just didn’t DO anything. Also didn’t like the “must procreate” thing for YA. Squicky. 2 stars.

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