Book Review: This Savage Song by V.E Schwab

Tuesday, 21 June 2016 01:59
Title: This Savage Song
Author: V.E Schwab
Publication Date: June 7th, 2016
Genres: Young Adult, Urban Fantasy, Paranormal
Rating: 1 of 5 stars

There’s no such thing as safe in a city at war, a city overrun with monsters. In this dark urban fantasy from author Victoria Schwab, a young woman and a young man must choose whether to become heroes or villains—and friends or enemies—with the future of their home at stake. 

What were your thoughts when you read that? The first time I read that, I was intrigued and excited. I was ready for heartbreak and all the other feels because VICTORIA SCHWAB! She can write anything and make it my next favourite book. So, after some initial squealing-in-happiness and getting-weird-looks phase, I decided to stalk this book like any normal person would do. 

Then, I came across this from the author:

Sin City PLUS Romeo and Juliet MINUS romance PLUS monsters.

You can understand how high my expectations were and how crushed I am feeling right now.

From what I gathered from the blurb and my sleuth skills, I was expecting some kind of Vicious-esque book except with teenagers as the lead characters. I was expecting this story to be ruthless, vicious and filled with action. I thought Kate and August would provide some interesting dynamics to the story because they sounded so different from the typical YA leads. She's a human who wants to be a monster and he's a monster wanting to be human. What I got instead was two surprisingly dull characters and I found myself quickly losing interest in them.

Graphic Novel Review: Nimona by Noelle Stevenson

Saturday, 11 June 2016 23:48
Title: Nimona
Author: Noelle Stevenson
Publication Date: May 12th, 2015
Genres: Graphic Novel, Young Adult, Fantasy
Rating: 4 of 5 stars

Nimona has the perfect ingredients to a great and an entertaining graphic novel. Who wouldn't want to read a graphic novel about super villains and who doesn't adore sidekicks? You might think that this book sounds too good to be true and that it might disappoint. Worry no more because this book definitely does deliver on all fronts. It has humour, adventure, friendship and lots of super villain destructions! What more can you ask for?