Gleeful Grace Book Review

where a blatant bookworm reviews books



Mini-Review: The Most Beautiful Book in the World by Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt//Now I HAVE TO read this book!

That. Title.

Not going to lie, but it was the title and the cover that drew me towards this book. Such an overtly arrogant title paired with a magical cover image of a woman reading in levitation, and I’m sold. I couldn’t wait to see for myself what the most beautiful book would look like. Continue reading “Mini-Review: The Most Beautiful Book in the World by Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt//Now I HAVE TO read this book!”


My Sister Rosa by Justine Larbalestier

I have never been so scared by a little girl–a fictional one, no less (except maybe those creepy girls in the Shining)! A few years ago, I went through a phase where psychopathy and sociopaths intrigued me deeply (don’t get me wrong I’m a good noodle I swear!), and I read many books on this topic. A twisted, heartless child psychopath just makes everything so much more exciting, and I couldn’t wait to see what devious acts she could come up with. Continue reading “My Sister Rosa by Justine Larbalestier”

Our Dark Duet//Finally Here!!!//

I remember loving This Savage Song (that title!) and basically all Victoria Schwab has to offer, and I’ve been waiting for the second half of the duology for a long time. I was ecstatic that Our Dark Duet (and this title!) was finally here, and I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it. Continue reading “Our Dark Duet//Finally Here!!!//”

Review: The Butterfly Garden by Dot Hutchison

I came upon this book through a recommendation list and was unhealthily excited about it. Girls escaping a sick kidnapper with a penchant for butterflies? Sounds thrilling indeed. And the book did deliver to some points; I’m not saying it’ll squeeze you in a suspenseful grip, but it presents a chilling tale of girls and monsters.

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Velveteen by Daniel Marks // Raging Ghost Girl and Crumbling Underworld Society

Oh, well well. One of those book I started forever ago but never dug into. I wonder why I didn’t finish this book the first time round, because it’s quite interesting. The premise of ghosts hustling in purgatory sounded quite a delight.

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The Beginning Woods by Malcolm McNeill // Vanishing People and Colliding Worlds

I received a copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

This book immediately reeled me in with its magical atmosphere and fairytale plot. I love the premise of worlds interlacing and colliding with each other, causing seemingly inexplicable Vanishings.

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The Impostor Queen by Sarah Fine//Slightly Interesting Magic Battles

I’ve never read any books by Sarah Fine, though I’m intrigued by the premise of The Impostor Queen to give it a try (adventurous me). While it’s a decent enough YA fantasy read, I feel like it’s just that: decent. Not extraordinary but also not cringe-worthily bad. It has all the right elements but just wasn’t enough to blow my mind.

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Review: Shift by Em Bailey

I got this book from way back but only recently picked it up from my huge TBR pile (do I smell a trend here. HALP.) For some reason I went into this book with great anticipation. Maybe it’s the premise: humanoid shapeshifter lurking among and attaching themselves to clueless human victims like parasites. How exciting! That cover is also pretty suitable and pretty! #coverlove Continue reading “Review: Shift by Em Bailey”

Review: Belzhar by Meg Wolitzer

I started this book a long long time ago but for some reason never progressed beyond chapter 4. Last week, I just said to myself, “see how short, how puny this book is? Of course you can finish it. You can do it.” I read and liked Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar, so after I remembered Belzhar is inspired by that book, I got way more interested.

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