Chinese Cinderella: The True Story of an Unwanted Daughter by Adeline Yen Mah

Given my love of memoir, I knew that I had to find one for Read Harder's first task, a YA nonfiction book. It took a while to find a memoir that was YA, but it was a worthwhile effort. Chinese Cinderella is about a little girl who pretty much lived out Cinderella's story with a... Continue Reading →

Ash Princess by Laura Sebastian

I originally thought this was going to be an interesting retelling of Cinderella, which excited me a lot after Cinder became my all time favorite retelling collection, but this is actually so much better than a retelling. The book is more fantasy than I normally read, but I had been more intrigued whenever I read... Continue Reading →

Sapphire Blue and Emerald Green by Kerstin Gier, translated by Anthea Bell

Stars: 3 of 5  I'm reviewing these two together because I had the fortunate ability to read them in succession and am not even sure where the one left off and the other started. Of course, this wouldn't have been a problem if I had stopped to write the review of Sapphie Blue before starting... Continue Reading →

United: An Alienated Novel by Melissa Landers

Review:  United is the final book of the Alienated series by Melissa Landers. As a whole, the series has been fun, even though the love story is a bit nauseatingly adorable at times. It's the world building that really makes the series worth reading. As you might remember from Alienated and Invaded, there is much more at stake... Continue Reading →

The Archived by Victoria Schwab

Review: This is an entertaining YA fantasy. I put it on my Read Harder 2017 list for task 15: Read a YA or middle grade novel by an author who identifies as LGBTQ+. To discover author's that fit into this category, I took advice from the Goodreads group on the Read Harder challenge which has Schwab mentioned... Continue Reading →

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