Reviews written by Sage Knightly, Staff Reviewer

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Young Adult Fiction
Sage Knightly, Staff ReviewerSage Knightly, Staff Reviewer   September 10, 2017
Overall rating 
 
3.7
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0

Heart Break & Retalliation

Fireblood is the sequel to Frostblood and thus follows Ruby as her journey furthers through hardships, training, and heart break. I split it into three parts: 1. Court Life, 2. Training & Power, 3. Fix It. Fireblood is full of of action, knowledge, and...

Young Adult Fiction
Sage Knightly, Staff ReviewerSage Knightly, Staff Reviewer   September 10, 2017
(Updated: September 10, 2017)
Overall rating 
 
3.0
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0

A Good Start to the Series!

Frostblood follows a young girl through a journey of revenge and romance. Ruby is a Fireblood, one of the last alive and technically free after being broken out of prison. Brought to the home where Monks teach her and use her for their own purposes, Ruby learns how to strengthen...

Sage Knightly, Staff ReviewerSage Knightly, Staff Reviewer   July 13, 2017
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

Achingly Beautiful

Obsidian and Stars follows Mya as she begins a hopeful journey to Kol's clan as a means of introducing an engagement. Problems arise and suddenly she has to make a choice, lose her sister forever, or lose Kol in one way but not another....

Sage Knightly, Staff ReviewerSage Knightly, Staff Reviewer   July 13, 2017
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

Dangerously Witty and Adventerous!

The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue is a remarkable, witty, and outstanding adventure of a novel that will not only engage you, but enchant you. Filled with pirates, thefts, soiled reputations, and a man that deals in it all, this is a book...

Young Adult Fiction
Sage Knightly, Staff ReviewerSage Knightly, Staff Reviewer   July 13, 2017
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

Addictive and Engaging!

Omega is an addictive, engaging adventure that effortlessly combines fantasy, greek mythology, and dystopia. Not only does our MC Lyssa entertain a few monsters, she can also see the strands of life and thus can create or destroy anything as she sees fit. Once again reunited with two of...

Young Adult Fiction
Sage Knightly, Staff ReviewerSage Knightly, Staff Reviewer   July 07, 2017
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

Rich Adventure You Don't Want to Miss Out On!

Roar is an adventurous, richly imaginative tale bursting with magic, friendship, and loyalty. Roar is an action packed adventure full of fantasy, magic, and romance. In it we follow princess Aurora as she tries to make herself into someone she is not. Her lack of powers not only scares her,...

Sage Knightly, Staff ReviewerSage Knightly, Staff Reviewer   June 02, 2017
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0

Satisfying Ending to a Great Trilogy

As the last book in the Haunting of Sunshine Girl trilogy, The Sacrifice of Sunshine Girl is definitely one to remember. This is the peak of Sunshine's journey, the reason for all of her training. This is what the first two books were building...

Sage Knightly, Staff ReviewerSage Knightly, Staff Reviewer   June 02, 2017
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

A Thrilling Sequel You Have to Read!

The Awakening of Sunshine girl is the thrilling sequel to The Haunting of Sunshine Girl. Sunshine has now accepted what she is and her mentor has finally revealed himself only to take her to Mexico to a training facility. Not only does Sunshine learn...

Young Adult Fiction
Sage Knightly, Staff ReviewerSage Knightly, Staff Reviewer   June 02, 2017
Overall rating 
 
3.7
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0

Teeming With Spirits and Mystery!

The Haunting of Sunshine Girl is an intriguing novel capturing ghosts and the other world in a perfectly blended paranormal reality. Teeming with spirits, demons, and a species with powers to help the lost find peace, this is a novel you won't want to stay away from. ...

Young Adult Fiction
Sage Knightly, Staff ReviewerSage Knightly, Staff Reviewer   June 02, 2017
Overall rating 
 
3.3
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0

Mysterious and Full of Magic!

One Wish Away is a magical, quick read full of action, romance, and twists. In it, we follow Marielle, a young adult who just lost her grandfather and perhaps even her sanity. Unsure of what to make of the hallucinations and creepy eyes that seem to follow her everywhere, Marielle...

Young Adult Fiction
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

Sleeping Beauty Saves Herself in This One

"Light too can be a curse. It can illuminate things no one should ever have to witness." (6%) Spindle Fire is a retelling of Sleeping Beauty, full of royalty and magic, curses and riddles. In it we follow two sisters, Aurora and Isabelle,...

Young Adult Fiction
Sage Knightly, Staff ReviewerSage Knightly, Staff Reviewer   March 17, 2017
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

Rich and Captivating !

"She’s learned how to fight. Next she has to learn how to die." (2%) Defy the Stars is an adventure rich in world-building and diversity of cultures. In it we follow Noemi, a teenaged soldier, as she struggles to find a...

Young Adult Fiction
Sage Knightly, Staff ReviewerSage Knightly, Staff Reviewer   March 02, 2017
Overall rating 
 
3.3
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0

Scientific Queen

Long May She Reign has a lot of potential to be brilliant and puzzling. This is a tale about a girl who becomes Queen when just the day before, she was 23rd in line. So while she struggles with the responsibilities of being Queen,...

Young Adult Fiction
Sage Knightly, Staff ReviewerSage Knightly, Staff Reviewer   March 02, 2017
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

Dangerously Magical!

Caraval is the kind of book that has an abundance of amazing, gushing reviews about how glorious the writing is and how magical the story itself is, and how brilliant the characters and their development are. All the hype definitely intrigued me, as if the synopsis wasn't enough, and I...

Sage Knightly, Staff ReviewerSage Knightly, Staff Reviewer   March 02, 2017
(Updated: March 02, 2017)
Overall rating 
 
3.0
Plot 
 
2.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0

Rich and Unique!

The Bone Witch is an intriguing tale, rich in descriptions and full of unique settings. As we follow Tea, a girl of twelve years who discovers she is a Bone Witch after she raises her brother from the dead, we journey with her through training and knowledge until she is...

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