Articles Posted in the " book review " Category

  • “Letters to Zell” Is a Quick and Satisfying Read

    I received a copy of Letters to Zell in exchange for an honest review, and though it took me a day (and about a third of the novel) to really get into it, in the end I finished it in about two days. Grittier retellings of fairy tales have interested me since I first read Gregory […]


  • Lois Lane Deals with the Fallout of Being Too Awesome

    Lois Lane, army brat, has just started her new school in Metropolis. She is determined to turn over a new leaf, hoping that her…behavioral issues…won’t follow her here. That plan gets shot to hell on her very first day, when she overhears a fellow student go to the principal asking for help dealing with bullies…and […]



  • “The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy” Wants You to Find Your Grail!

    First off, apologies for the Monty Python joke. I couldn’t resist. Second, and more importantly, it’s extremely necessary to have works sent out into the world where “fangirl” is not considered a dirty word, and in that respect, The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy: A Handbook for Girl Geeks by Sam Maggs is excellent. It’s an upbeat, […]



  • Review: “Captive Prince” by C.S. Pacat

    If I had a dollar for every time a fangirl lamented that they wished traditional fiction was more like slash I would have like $40… at least. Jokes aside, I do know a lot of us fangirls are looking for original fiction that utilizes the tropes and sexual freedoms found in slash without just filing […]



  • Welcome Back to Scion: A Review of “The Mime Order” by Samantha Shannon

    Are you ready to return to Scion London? Well, you’d better be, because The Mime Order, the second installment in Samantha Shannon’s The Bone Season series, picks up right where the first book left off. And when I say “right after”, I mean literally right after. When The Mime Order opens, the escapees from Sheol I are still on the train they […]


  • Happily Ever After, a Review of “Myth & Magic: Queer Fairy Tales”

    “Happily ever after” has always been a bit of a misnomer. After all, it isn’t possible that everyone can live happily ever after. And those happily ever afters were always a bit restrictive anyway, implying that only a certain type of people were allowed to have one. In Myth & Magic: Queer Fairy Tales, editors Radclyffe and […]


  • What’s Your Sign? A Review of “Zodiac” by Romina Russell

    It’s a commonly reoccurring theme in young adult literature — a teenaged girl discovers she is somehow special and must embark on a harrowing journey to save the known world. In the case of Rhoma Grace, the heroine in Romina Russell’s action-packed new book Zodiac (available today from Razorbill), it is up to her — and […]