Author: Julie Kagawa


Jul 25
Bite-Sized Reviews of Birthday, Soul of the Sword, My Fate According to the Butterfly and Teen Titans: Raven

Bite-Sized Reviews of Birthday, Soul of the Sword, My Fate According to the Butterfly and Teen Titans: Raven

Reviews 20 ★★★★★

I’ve got four reviews for you today: a YA contemp, a YA fantasy, a MG contemp and a YA graphic novel. I hope these bite-sized reviews will be enough to feed your fiction addiction! This book!! This book made my heart hurt and also made it incredibly happy. I have to warn you, there were tears shed. If you’ve ever wanted to understand how someone could feel a different gender than the one they were assigned at birth, you need to read this book. (Obviously this book can’t represent every transgender person’s experience, but it does a great job of portraying one person’s experience.) Being inside Morgan’s head makes it so clear—the struggle to fit in when you just feel wrong somehow, the fears of how others will react, the painful process of coming to terms with a reality you might not want to face at first. The book chronicles four… Read more »


May 21
Bite-Sized Reviews of The Truth About Leaving, City of Ghosts, The Forever Song, & Educated

Bite-Sized Reviews of The Truth About Leaving, City of Ghosts, The Forever Song, & Educated

Reviews 22 ★★★★

I’ve got four reviews for you today: a YA contemporary, a MG contemporary fantasy, a YA fantasy and a memoir. I hope these bite-sized reviews will be enough to feed your fiction addiction! Lucy has spent her whole life living for other people: when her mom moves for work, she sacrifices her own time and energy to help take care of her little brothers; when it’s time to think about college, she doesn’t consider anywhere but where her parents want her to go; when her boyfriend wants more of her time, she quits dance, her one true outlet. She doesn’t know who she wants to be because she’s never given herself a chance to think about it—she just fills whatever roles are “assigned” to her in life. This book is about Lucy finding herself in a sea of other people’s expectations.  When Lucy meets Dov, her perceptions of the world… Read more »


Sep 27
Bite-Sized Reviews of Shadow of the Fox, The Talon Series, Misfits, and Drama

Bite-Sized Reviews of Shadow of the Fox, The Talon Series, Misfits, and Drama

Reviews 20 ★★★★

I’ve got four reviews for you today: two YA fantasies, a MG fantasy, and a YA/MG graphic novel. I hope these bite-sized reviews will be enough to feed your fiction addiction! Steeped in Japanese folklore, Shadow of the Fox is sure to please anyone who’s a fan of anime or manga or any reader who loves fantastical stories based on traditional lore. The book is dual-narrated: First we have Yumeko, who is half kitsune and is constantly trying to balance her human and yokai sides. Her yokai brethren encourage her to shed her humanity, something she is loathe to do, but she also fears how humans will react if they know about her kitsune heritage. Then there’s the mysterious samurai, Tatsumi. His powerful sword that is infused with an angry and bloodthirsty demon killer who constantly threatens to overcome Tatsumi and turn him into a senseless killing machine. When these… Read more »


Aug 03
Bite-Sized Reviews of Bring Me Their Hearts, The Mermaid, and A Thousand Beginnings and Endings

Bite-Sized Reviews of Bring Me Their Hearts, The Mermaid, and A Thousand Beginnings and Endings

Reviews 22 ★★★★½

I’ve got three reviews for you today, one YA fantasy, one historical fantasy (or paranormal, I guess?), and one collection of short stories. I hope these bite-sized reviews will be enough to feed your fiction addiction! I wasn’t sure what to expect with this book, but I knew I liked it right from the start. Zera is full of snark—just the way I like my YA MCs. I loved the fact that she was a sort of reluctant hero. She’s badass, but we also saw her truly genuine goodness underneath the mask that she holds up to hide her pain. Some of the elements of the story were predictable, I have to admit (hmmm… Zera’s supposed to make the prince fall for her and then steal his heart, I wonder how that’s going to turn out for her?), but I still enjoyed pretty much every minute of the journey. And… Read more »


Nov 08
Review – Talon by Julie Kagawa

Review – Talon by Julie Kagawa

Reviews 17 ★★★★

Talon was one of my most anticipated reads of the year. So much so, that I was almost afraid to read it. I LOVE Kagawa (was so excited to meet her at BEA) and I also adore dragons, so this seemed like a match made in heaven! Then some reviews started trickling in, and they weren’t all that favorable – I started to get very nervous. But, on the positive side I knew a little bit more what to expect, so that helped me when I went to go read the book. The basics of those reviews that I was reading was this – this book isn’t heavy on dragons and dragon-lore. It reads more like a typical paranormal YA with a dragon storyline at its base. So, knowing that going in helped me to set my expectations a bit. I found that I actually ended up being pleasantly surprised by the… Read more »


Oct 15
ARC Review – The Iron Traitor (The Iron Fey: Call of the Forgotten #2) by Julie Kagawa

ARC Review – The Iron Traitor (The Iron Fey: Call of the Forgotten #2) by Julie Kagawa

Reviews 0 ★★★★

Title: The Iron Traitor Series: The Iron Fey: Call of the Forgotten #2 Author: Julie Kagawa Publisher: Harlequin Teen Release Date: October 29, 2013 Pages: 384, Paperback Goodreads Rating: 4.31 stars My Rating: 4/5 stars My Content Rating: PG (Nothing more than kissing) Summary from Goodreads: IN THE REAL WORLD, WHEN YOU VANISH INTO THIN AIR FOR A WEEK, PEOPLE TEND TO NOTICE After his unexpected journey into the lands of the fey, Ethan Chase just wants to get back to normal. Well, as “normal” as you can be when you see faeries every day of your life. Suddenly the former loner with the bad reputation has someone to try for-his girlfriend, Kenzie. Never mind that he’s forbidden to see her again.  But when your name is Ethan Chase and your sister is one of the most powerful faeries in the Nevernever, “normal” simply isn’t to be. For Ethan’s nephew, Keirran, is missing, and may be on the verge of… Read more »


Jun 02
Review: The Eternity Cure (Blood of Eden #2) by Julie Kagawa

Review: The Eternity Cure (Blood of Eden #2) by Julie Kagawa

All-Time Favorites, Reviews 10 ★★★★★

  If you haven’t read The Immortal Rules yet, go get it NOW (and then come back and read this review later—it contains spoilers from the first book in the series). Oh, Julie Kagawa, why do you torture me so?  That ending, REALLY?  REALLY?!  Okay, I think I can calm myself enough to write a review now, but honestly it’s going to be hard.  Let me start by saying, I could not wait for this book – I absolutely loved The Immortal Rules and I was a little nervous that this second book might be a bit of a let-down.  Um, no. Honestly, this book had everything I could have possibly wanted in a second book.  The same old Allison, a strong, fierce vampire fighting to hold onto her humanity.  In The Eternity Cure, Allison goes on a rescue mission, intent on saving her sire Kanin from the evil and… Read more »