After finishing Zodiac Academy 7:Heartless Sky, we were desperate to get back to Solaria and our favorite characters. We decided to pick up Zodiac Academy: The Awakening As Told by the Boys, where the Celestial Heirs and Lance Orion get to tell their side of Zodiac Academy: The Awakening. Unlike the rest of the series, the first book is only told from Tory’s and Darcy’s POV.Continue reading “Review: Zodiac Academy: The Awakening As Told by the Boys by Caroline Peckham and Susanne Valenti”
Tag: YA Fantasy
Review: Zodiac Academy 7: Heartless Sky by Caroline Peckham and Susanne Valenti
We left Tory Vega, Darcy Vega and the Heirs after they went to battle with Lionel Acrux. After everything that happened, none of them can go back to Zodiac Academy. Luckily Geraldine’s dad and other anti-Lionel Fae have set up a safe bunker far away from the palace.
But everything has changed now and there’s no going back to normal for anyone, especially the Heirs, who Lionel has stripped of their titles for standing against him. To make things more complicated, Darius made a promise to the stars…that no one knows about. He’s ready to face the consequences, yet everyone he knows would try to stop him.
Nobody is safe in Solaria and with a civil war brewing and all Fae most pick a side. Stand with the Vegas or let Lionel and is Nymph army continue the totalitarian rule.Continue reading “Review: Zodiac Academy 7: Heartless Sky by Caroline Peckham and Susanne Valenti”
Review: Twin Crowns by Catherine Doyle and Katherine Webber
Twins Princess Rose Valhart and Wren Greenrock have lived completely different lives. Rose never wanted for anything at the beautiful palace. While Wren trained, always preparing to steal the crown from her sister.
When Rose wakes up one morning in the desert, she’s determined to get back home immediately. She has no idea who Shen Lee is and she doesn’t even realize she has a twin, let alone that Wren is pretending to be her back at the palace.Continue reading “Review: Twin Crowns by Catherine Doyle and Katherine Webber”
Review: Zodiac Academy 6: Fated Throne by Caroline Peckham and Susanne Valenti
A few weeks after the shocking events in Zodiac Academy 5: Cursed Fates, Darcy Vega and the Celestial Heirs are desperate to save Tory Vega from Lionel Acrux. It’s been a tough summer and the group is ready for another year at Zodiac Academy.Continue reading “Review: Zodiac Academy 6: Fated Throne by Caroline Peckham and Susanne Valenti”
Binge-Worthy YA Books
In need of a YA series to binge? We have some awesome recommendations for series to read through immediately. Whether you want something cute and fluffy for summer, or a dark thriller for autumn, we have something for everyone.
1. Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepard
Pretty Little Liars became a cult classic when the TV show released in 2010. But, we think the books are much better. Three years after Alison DeLaurentis disappears, former friends Aria, Spencer, Hanna and Emily start receiving mysterious text messages from someone named A. Pretty Little Liars is a perfect binge series because there are 16 books and two companion novels. Just get ready, the YA series is full of thrills and is even darker than the show.Continue reading “Binge-Worthy YA Books”
May 2022 Book Club: Twin Crowns by Catherine Doyle and Katherine Webber
Twin Crowns releases May 17, 2022.
Why did we pick this book?
We’ve been waiting for Catherine Doyle to publish another YA book for years! We loved her Blood for Blood series and couldn’t wait to see how she handled YA fantasy. We knew we wanted to read Twin Crowns with our book club for May when we saw the release date. If you’d like to join us, we’ll be meeting on May 22, 2022 at 5pm EDT. Email email@example.com to get the meeting link.Continue reading “May 2022 Book Club: Twin Crowns by Catherine Doyle and Katherine Webber”
Review: Zodiac Academy 5: Cursed Fates by Caroline Peckham and Susanne Valenti
In Zodiac Academy 4: Shadow Princess, we left both Darcy and Tory on the worst night of their lives. Darcy and Orion made a serious mistake, one that could hurt every Fae in Solaria. While Tory ruined her personal life, possibly ending any hope of being with Darius Acrux.
Tory and Darcy have no idea how to proceed when it feels like everything is falling apart. But surprisingly, they find three unexpected allies: Seth Capella, Caleb Altair and Max Rigel, who have stopped their asshole ways and start to help the Vega twins. The three come up with a plan to try to fix everything between Darius and Tory.Continue reading “Review: Zodiac Academy 5: Cursed Fates by Caroline Peckham and Susanne Valenti”
Unpopular Book Opinions: Books We DNF’d
We’re excited for out second unpopular book opinions post. In 2021 we wrote Unpopular Opinions: YA Ships, where we discussed couples we didn’t like and couples we believe should have been endgame.
In this post, we’re discussing popular YA books that we DNF’d. Just to be clear, we don’t DNF very often, it usually happens no more than two to three times a year. Let us know your thoughts in the comments and if you DNF’s any of the books we did.
1. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is a super popular YA book with of over a million ratings on Goodreads. The premise originally sounded interesting to us because we liked the idea of the MC visiting a creepy island full of secrets. We just found the writing to be dull and we didn’t connect with any of the characters. Unfortunately, this book was over-hyped and we couldn’t get through it.Continue reading “Unpopular Book Opinions: Books We DNF’d”
Review: Zodiac Academy 4: Shadow Princess by Caroline Peckham and Susanne Valenti
After the shocking ending of Zodiac Academy 3: The Reckoning, Tory Vega, Darcy Vega, Darius Acrux and Lance Orion are dealing with their new reality. Lionel Acrux has found a way to become even more powerful, threatening all of Solaria in the process. Despite Tory and Darcy’s reservations, they need Darius to keep their secrets and help them control their new power.Continue reading “Review: Zodiac Academy 4: Shadow Princess by Caroline Peckham and Susanne Valenti”
Review: These Hollow Vows by Lexi Ryan
Brie hates the Fae more than anything and wants to forget they even exist. But when her little sister is sold to the king of the Unseelie court to pay a debt, she’ll do anything to get her back. This means making a deal with this cruel king and stealing three magical relics from the Seelie court. While it’s easy to get to the Seelie court, the only reason she has to stay is to give herself as a potential bride for the prince.
Only, Prince Ronan isn’t who he seems and Brie is torn between hating his kind and falling in love with him. But at the same time, Brie spends time with some Unseelie outcasts who have an agenda of their own. She can’t help but be drawn to their mysterious leader Finn.Continue reading “Review: These Hollow Vows by Lexi Ryan”