Steph’s Book Reviews

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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie ★★★★☆
The Absolutist by John Boyne ★★★★★
The Accident Season by Moira Fowley-Doyle ★★★★☆
The Accidental Empress
by Allison Pataki ★★★☆☆
All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven ★★★☆☆
An Arrow’s Flight by Mark Merlis ★★★★★


The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden (The Winternight Trilogy #1) ★★★★★
Before She Ignites by Jodi Meadows ★★★★☆
The Bells by Richard Harvell ★★★★1/2
Beneath Wandering Stars by Ashlee Cowles ★★★☆☆
Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys ★★★★★
Bird Box by Josh Malerman ★★★★★
Blue Lily, Lily Blue
by Maggie Stiefvater (The Raven Cycle #3) ★★★★★
Bone Gap by Laura Ruby ★★★★★
The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon ★1/2☆☆☆
The Book Thief
by Markus Zusak ★★★★★
The Broken Girls by Simone St. James ★★★★☆
The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz ★★★★★
Burial Rites by Hannah Kent ★★★★★


Call Down the Hawk by Maggie Stiefvater ★★★★★
Carry On by Rainbow Rowell ★★★ 1/2
Cinder by Marissa Meyer (The Lunar Chronicles #1) ★★★★☆
Circe by Madeline Miller ★★★ 1/2
City of Thieves by David Benioff ★★★★★
A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab (Shades of Magic #3) ★★★★☆
Cress by Marissa Meyer (The Lunar Chronicles #3) ★★★★★ 
Crooked Kingdom
by Leigh Bardugo (Six of Crows Duology #2) ★★★★★
Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas (Throne of Glass #2) ★★ 1/2
The Curse of the Wendigo by Rick Yancey (The Monstrumologist #2) ★★★☆☆


A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab (Shades of Magic #1) ★★★★☆
The Darkest Part of the Forest
by Holly Black ★★★☆☆
by Bram Stoker  ★★★★☆
The Dream Thieves
by Maggie Stiefvater (The Raven Cycle #2) ★★★★★


Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia ★★★ 1/2
An Ember in the Ashes
by Sabaa Tahir (Ember in the Ashes #1) ★★★★☆
The English Wife by Lauren Willig ★★★ 1/2
Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng ★★★★★


Feel Me Fall by James Morris ★★★☆☆
The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis ★★★★ 1/2
Foolish Hearts by Emma Mills ★★★★☆
The Foxhole Court by Nora Sakavic (All for the Game #1)★★★★☆
Front Lines by Michael Grant (Front Lines #1) ★★☆☆☆
A Fugitive in Grass Valley by I.M. Flippy ★★★★☆


A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab (Shades of Magic #2) ★★★★☆
Geekerella by Ashley Poston ★★★★☆
The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee ★★★★☆
The Gilded Years
by Karin Tanabe ★★★☆☆
The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden (Winternight Trilogy #2) ★★★★☆
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins ★★★ 1/2
Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo ★★★★☆
Gone Rogue by Marissa Meyer and Stephen Gilpin (Wires and Nerve #2) ★★★★☆
The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah ★★★★☆


The Hammer of Thor by Rick Riordan (Magnus Chase #2) ★★★★★
The Heart’s Invisible Furies by John Boyne ★★★★★
by Marissa Meyer ★★★★1/2
The Hearts We Sold by Emily Lloyd-Jones  ★★★☆☆
His Bloody Project by Graeme Macrae Burnet ★★★★☆
Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones ★★★★★
Human Acts by Han Kang ★★★★★


The Idiot by Elif Batuman ★★★★★
I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson ★★★★★
If We Were Villains by M.L. Rio ★★★★☆
The Inexplicable Logic of My Life by Benjamin Alire Sáenz ★★★★☆


Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta ★★★★★


Kasper Mützenmacher’s Cursed Hat by Keith Fentonmiller 
Kids of Appetite by David Arnold ★★★☆☆
The King’s Men by Nora Sakavic (All for the Game #3) ★★★★☆
King of Scars (King of Scars Duology #1) ★★★.5
Know Not Why by Hannah Johnson ★★★☆☆


Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli ★★★★☆
A List of Cages
 by Robin Roe ★★★★☆
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng ★★★★☆
A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara ★★★★★


The Monstrumologist by Rick Yancey (The Monstrumologist #1) ★★★★★
More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera ★★★★☆


Names on a Map by Benjamin Alire Sáenz ★★★★☆
The Nightingale
by Kristin Hannah ★★★★★
Normal People by Sally Rooney ★★★★★


The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman ★★★★☆
One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus ★★★★☆
Out of the Silent Planet by C.S. Lewis ★★★☆☆


Pachinko by Min Jin Lee★★★★★
Pale Highway
by Nicholas Conley ★1/2☆☆☆
by Edward Rutherfurd ★★★★☆
Passenger by Alexandra Bracken (Passenger #1) ★★☆☆☆
The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang ★★★★☆
The Power by Naomi Alderman ★★ 1/2
Prince of Shadows by Rachel Caine ★★★ 1/2
Proxy by Alex London (Proxy #1) ★★☆☆☆



The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater (The Raven Cycle #1) ★★★★★
The Raven King by Nora Sakavic (All for the Game #2) ★★★★☆
The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater (The Raven Cycle #4) ★★★★☆
The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro ★★★★★
Renegades by Marissa Meyer (Renegades #1) ★★☆☆☆
The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness ★★★★☆
Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo (The Grisha Trilogy #3) ★★★★ 1/2


Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys★★★★☆
Saving Hamlet by Molly Booth ★★★ 1/2
Scarlet by Marissa Meyer (The Lunar Chronicles #2) ★★★★★
The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater ★★★★☆
The School for Good and Evil
by Soman Chainani ★★☆☆☆
Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo (The Grisha Trilogy #1) ★★★★☆
The Secret History by Donna Tartt ★★★★★
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid ★★★★★
The Ship of the Dead by Rick Riordan (Magnus Chase #3) ★★★★★
Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater (Wolves of Mercy Falls #1) ★★☆☆☆
Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo (The Grisha Trilogy #2) ★★★★☆
Silence by Shūsaku Endō ★★★★☆
Simon vs. the Homos Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli ★★★★★
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo (Six of Crows Duology #1) ★★★★★
Social Creature by Tara Isabella Burton ★★★★☆
The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi ★★★☆☆
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel ★★★★★
The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton ★★★★★
Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor (Strange the Dreamer #1) ★★★★☆
The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan (Magnus Chase  #1) ★★★★★


Timekeeper by Tara Sim (Timekeeper #1) ★★☆☆☆
A Torch Against the Night
by Sabaa Tahir (Ember in the Ashes #2) ★★★★1/2
This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab (Monsters of Verity #1) ★★★1/2
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas (Throne of Glass #1) ★1/2☆☆☆
Tin Man by Sarah Winman ★★★★★



The Vegetarian by Han Kang ★★★★★


Warcross by Marie Lu (Warcross #1) ★★★ 1/2 
When Dimple Met Rishi
by Sandhya Menon★★★☆☆
by Marissa Meyer (The Lunar Chronicles #4) ★★★★★
Wires and Nerve by Marissa Meyer & Douglas Holgate (Wires and Nerve #1) ★★★★☆
The Wonder by Emma Donoghue ★★★★☆
Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley ★★★ 1/2



You Bring the Distant Near by Mitali Perkins ★★★★☆


Zenn Diagram by Wendy Brant ★★★ 1/2