REVIEW: Wolves and Roses by Christina Bauer

REVIEW: Wolves and Roses by Christina Bauer

Say buh-bye to Twilight and The Mortal Instruments, because you're in for a treat with Christina Bauer's new series. For me, it was like expecting knock-off Gucci and then being hit in the face with the real deal. This is PNR as written by Julie James or Janet Evanovich.

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REVIEW ~ Post-Truth: How Bullshit Conquered the World by James Ball

REVIEW ~ Post-Truth: How Bullshit Conquered the World by James Ball

Without a doubt, Post-Truth is well-researched and authoritatively written, but I fear it suffers from being another of at least hundreds of populism-focused books in the wake of recent events. Compared to the rest of the crop, it doesn't stand out enough or offer enough distinct material to make you see things in a new light. Even more disheartening is the reality that the people reading Post-Truth and similar books are probably going to be the polar opposite of those who need to be reading it.

REVIEW: An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson

REVIEW: An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson

I have read few more convincing vindications of humanity's imperfection than An Enchantment of Ravens. Some reviews liken Rogerson's debut to A Court of Thorns and Roses, but I don't really find it a fair comparison. Similarities between the two books are mostly superficial and lie on the aesthetic side of things: When it comes to the message that each book is trying to say, Ravens effortlessly takes the cake.

REVIEW: Otherworld by Jason Segel and Kirsten Miller

REVIEW: Otherworld by Jason Segel and Kirsten Miller

If all the teenagers of r/WritingPrompts got together and wrote a sci-fi opus, Otherworld is probably something along the lines of what they'd come up with. It's entirely told from the perspective of an 18-year-old asocial nerd with mad gaming chops and an affinity for dick jokes. The totally casual tone (think Percy Jackson if Percy was an adult instead of a MG hero) makes Otherworld easy to read and alleviates much of the gloom-and-doom subject matter but also causes some of the heavier emotional moments to fall flat.