Sep 042014
Review: Catching Fire

I am so late to the party on this one. In my defense, I really loved the first book, and didn’t want to have it potentially lessened by a less than stellar second book. I’ve finally cracked and read it because I do want to watch the movie, and I prefer to read the book first. While this book doesn’t stand up to the first one, it’s not a total dud either. I know, that doesn’t sound like a rousing recommendation. This book does have a lot of high points, like the visits to the districts, the scenes with Cinna, […]

Jul 032014
Genevieve Reviews: The Scorpio Races

I.LOVED. This. Book. There were a lot of things I really enjoyed about this one, but for the most part I just loved how weird it was. Let me explain. On the island of Thisby, killer horses come out of the water every October, and the islanders race them down the beach. When I first started reading I wasn’t sure if that concept would be too weird for me, but the book manages to killer horses and make them seem real. Thisby has its own traditions, like delicious, gooey November cakes, the rider’s parade, writing a wish backwards in ashes […]