Book Review: The Cursed Sea by Lauren DeStefano (4/5)

My overall reaction - okay.   I loved The Glass Spare (the first in this duology) but this installment felt a bit detached from the first in terms of pacing, character arcs, and plot. To recap, The Glass Spare followed Wil, the spare heir and princess to the northern kingdom. She develops the power to turn … Continue reading Book Review: The Cursed Sea by Lauren DeStefano (4/5)

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Book Review: A Touch of Gold by Annie Sullivan (3/5 DNF)

King Midas once had the ability to turn all he touched into gold. But after his gift—or curse—almost killed his daughter, Midas relinquished The Touch forever. Ten years later, Princess Kora still bears the consequences of her father’s wish: her skin shines golden, rumors follow her everywhere she goes, and she harbors secret powers that … Continue reading Book Review: A Touch of Gold by Annie Sullivan (3/5 DNF)

Book Review: Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo (5/5)

Kaz Brekker and his crew have just pulled off a heist so daring even they didn't think they'd survive. But instead of divvying up a fat reward, they're right back to fighting for their lives. Double-crossed and badly weakened, the crew is low on resources, allies, and hope. As powerful forces from around the world … Continue reading Book Review: Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo (5/5)