Review: What Big Teeth by Rose Szabo

Book cover for What Big Teeth by Rose Szabo. Illustration of a white teenage girl with white-blond hair looking at the camera. Half of her mouth has been scratched off like in a painting, showing fanged teeth underneath.

Title: What Big Teeth
Author: Rose Szabo
Genre: YA Fantasy | Horror
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date: February 2, 2021
Format / source: eBook / ARC from publisher
Purchase: Macmillan
Content warnings: death, animal death, blood, gore, confinement
Rating: ★★★☆☆

I’ve finally got a review for you! This one was a bit of a miss for me, especially after my high anticipation for it, but it’s still an interesting Addams Family-like story of a family of murderous creatures. Thanks to Raincoast Books for an e-ARC!

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Mini Reviews: S is for …

Now that I’m caught up on 2020 reviews, I can get into my thoughts on the books I’ve read so far this year! January was a pretty good reading month so I have some mini reviews planned to talk about all of these books. Let’s get into it!

Today’s collection of books all start with S (hence the title of this post), or at least they do when you don’t include articles like “the”.

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Review: The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab

Book cover for The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue. Gold title text against a black background, Seven stars form a constellation over the title.

Title: The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue
Author: V.E. Schwab
Genre: Fantasy | Romance
Publisher: Tor Books
Publication Date: October 6, 2020
Format / source: eBook / ARC from publisher
Purchase: Macmillan
Content warnings: death, suicidal thoughts, depression, emotional abuse, sexual assault, alcoholism, drug abuse
Rating: ★★★★☆

Another review today! Besides seeing chatter about this book that seemed to suggest this was everyone’s most anticipated release, I knew nothing about the story before starting and hadn’t read anything by Schwab before. There’s certainly a lot of hype for this book, which can be understandably off-putting. While I didn’t find it as impeccably stunning as many have, it did make me very, very sad which is why it’s one of my top reads from last year 😛 Thanks to Raincoast Books for an e-ARC!

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