The Philosopher’s War (The Philosopher’s Series, #2)

The Philosopher’s War (The Philosopher’s Series, #2)

Rating: 4/5 | I enjoyed The Philosopher's Flight. It was worth the read and I was happy to read the sequel. I'm glad I did — because The Philosopher's War was even better. Gone are the college days and courting of first love; this was a story of camaraderie, trauma, war, and the greater good. (Click the post to read more.)

Ninth House (Ninth House Series, #1)

Ninth House (Ninth House Series, #1)

Rating: 4.5/5 | I couldn't wait to get my hands on this one. I have loved all of Leigh Bardugo's past books, and while I knew that Ninth House was going to be really, really different, I trusted her to bring me something great. And both of those things are true: This book was WAY different than any of her other books, and it was also great work. (Click the post to read more.)

A Darker Shade of Magic (Shades of Magic, #1)

A Darker Shade of Magic (Shades of Magic, #1)

Rating: 4.5/5 | A Darker Shade of Magic is a breath of fresh air in the fantasy genre. Don't get me wrong, I love fantasy, but this one was just so light (in writing style, not subject matter) and enchanting and magical. I instantly fell in love with the world and its characters — even the bad ones. (Click the post to read more.)

King of Scars

King of Scars

Rating: 4/5 | It's hard to write a review about this book without spoilers, because all I want to do is talk about my ~feelings.~ For those unfamiliar, King of Scars is book 1 of a new duology set in the Grishaverse, following the Shadow and Bone trilogy and the Six of Crows duology. I love these characters so much, and getting so many of them back into my life was a true delight. (Click the post to read more.)

A Court of Wings and Ruin (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #3)

A Court of Wings and Ruin (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #3)

Rating: 4/5 | This was pretty much exactly the epic conclusion to the ACOTAR trilogy that I had come to expect. It was emotional, roller-coaster-esque, sexy, and magical. It tied up all the major loose ends while leaving a few undone (and introducing a few others) to make way for future installments. (Click the post to read more.)

A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #2)

A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #2)

Rating: 4.5/5 | OK, so A Court of Thorns and Roses was meh. It was fine. Feyre drove me nuts, but I dealt with it for the world-building. Well, I am SO glad that I stuck with this trilogy, because A Court of Mist and Fury was A GAZILLION TIMES BETTER. Such a good read. Engrossing, heart-wrenching, surprising, and exciting. (Click the post to read more.)