Thinking about A Court of Thorns and Roses evokes a whole range of emotions in me — all negative. Of the books I’ve read this year, only The Miniaturist received a lower rating from me. After accounting for all my variables (prose, characterisation, plot, depth, originality, impact & voice), my final rating is a measly 0.857 out of 5. Rounded up that means 1 star.
Epic Recs: May 2015
GRAFFITI MOON by Cath Crowley
My favourite undergrad project was graffiti. I spent an entire semester studying the subculture of graffiti, which was a more than colourful endeavour. What I noticed then was the lack of representation of graffiti in YA literature. Perhaps it’s the deviant nature of it that precludes it from being written about so freely? Or maybe it’s also the difficulty of access, which could be limiting authors’ understanding of graffiti.
Epic Recs: March 2015
This month I picked The Archived by Victoria Schwab for Hazel and she picked Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins for me. Schwab is an excellent storyteller, so I can’t wait to see what Hazel thinks of The Archived.
Epic Recs: February 2015
To start off, Hazel recommended Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley. It’s one of her favourite contemporary/Australian YA books. The best part is I already owned it, so I just had to bump it up my TBR pile.