Book Review: Dark Matter by Michelle Paver

I’m not usually a horror reader -- I’m pretty much frightened of my own shadow -- but a lovely and trusted bookish friend had been telling me about Dark Matter for ages and it caught my interest. I was totally delighted to receive a copy from my Amazon wishlist from my amazing friend Jenn in December! I cracked it open and, for the first time in a long while, was unable to tear myself away. I was completely lost in this chilling ghost story and I loved it.

Weekly Wrap-Up: 24 January 2020

Happy Friday, everyone! I skipped last week's wrap-up (oops), but am back to catch you up on all the bookish things that have happened this week. Thanks to the Off the Grid readathon, I actually managed to finish a bunch of books and I am feeling confident in my ARC reading!

Book Review: A Big Ship at the Edge of the Universe by Alex White

A Big Ship at the Edge of the Universe is a book that caught my eye with its gorgeous cover, amazing blurbs (Nicholas Eames!), and fun premise. Despite buying it over a year ago, it sat on my shelf until January (typical) when I picked it up for a buddy read with my friend and fellow BookTuber Amber. Unfortunately, I came away from this book incredibly disappointed! The buddy read is the only thing that kept me from DNFing it early on.

Book Review: The Toll by Neil Schusterman

The Arc of the Scythe series is a funny one for me, because while I really enjoyed the second book, Thunderhead, I nearly didn’t read it. Scythe had a great concept but I felt the  main characters were poorly executed and Schusterman didn’t let his amazing worldbuilding and ideas shine. Therefore The Toll had a lot of expectation riding on it and I have to say, I didn't love it. What the hell happened in this book?