Reviews written by Sage Knightly, Staff Reviewer

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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...

Young Adult Fiction
Sage Knightly, Staff ReviewerSage Knightly, Staff Reviewer   January 01, 2017
Overall rating 
 
3.0
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0

Enjoyable To Read

Black Flowers, White Lies follows Ella as she struggles to accept her new family, her failing friendships, and how to distinguish what is real. This is a novel that centers on psychological affects and succeeds to be realistic and scary. ...

Young Adult Fiction
Sage Knightly, Staff ReviewerSage Knightly, Staff Reviewer   January 01, 2017
Overall rating 
 
3.3
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0

Cunning and Deadly

The Diabolic follows Nemesis, a diabolic (a genetically engineered human made emotionless and deadly) who serves her mistress Sidonia. Ever since she was bonded to Sidonia, Nemesis' mission has been to protect her at all costs, even if that means killing a few dozen...

Young Adult Fiction
Sage Knightly, Staff ReviewerSage Knightly, Staff Reviewer   December 29, 2016
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

Brilliantly Realistic and Engging!

Long Way Home by Katie McGarry is a riveting, engaging novel about love and war, dependence and independence, and family. Reign of Terror may sound like a violent, illegal motorcycle club, but they act and run like a family, making money to protect their...

Young Adult Fiction
Sage Knightly, Staff ReviewerSage Knightly, Staff Reviewer   December 15, 2016
(Updated: December 15, 2016)
Overall rating 
 
3.7
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0

Disturbing and Perfectly Creepy!

Do the women in your family keep disappearing? It's probably because you have a psychopath living in the walls. The Women in the Walls is a disturbing, thrilling piece of work that keeps you entertained. Not only is there a mysterious aspect of why the women are...

Young Adult Fiction
Sage Knightly, Staff ReviewerSage Knightly, Staff Reviewer   December 07, 2016
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

Rich and Deceptive

Juliet has found love, and she has decided to do everything within her power to keep it, even though she is bound by magic to kill her lover because he killed one of her kin, Tybalt. In her attempt to defy the magic, things...

Young Adult Fiction
Sage Knightly, Staff ReviewerSage Knightly, Staff Reviewer   December 07, 2016
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

A Rich, Realistic Tale

This is a rich, realistic tale about facing horrors and surviving through the darkness planted in your mind. I was hooked from the beginning, intrigued by the tone and voice of our young character Charlotte as she struggles with her life stuck in a cage, who copes with remembering the...

Young Adult Fiction
Sage Knightly, Staff ReviewerSage Knightly, Staff Reviewer   November 03, 2016
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

Amazing Fantasy Read!

CHARACTERS Britta: She is strong and determined. She has a lot of fight in her for someone who has lost so much. The journey of Britta not only accepting her emotions but also herself and others is a journey you won't soon forget. It rings true and...

Young Adult Fiction
Sage Knightly, Staff ReviewerSage Knightly, Staff Reviewer   August 03, 2016
(Updated: August 03, 2016)
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

Fantastic Journey to Discoveries

"But that's what they were: bodies. Human and yet not people." -5.8% Haven makes Replicas and uses them for testing. This is evident from the beginning as we read from Lyra's POV. Gemma, however, knows nothing about Haven other then the...

Young Adult Fiction
Sage Knightly, Staff ReviewerSage Knightly, Staff Reviewer   July 11, 2016
(Updated: July 11, 2016)
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

A Thrilling, Dangerous Adventure

With darkness in every corner, how do you fight your demons? This Savage Song is a brilliant, creatively dark and deceptive book filled with dancing shadows and thrilling darkness. I breezed through this book and already I can't wait for...

Young Adult Fiction
Sage Knightly, Staff ReviewerSage Knightly, Staff Reviewer   June 30, 2016
Overall rating 
 
3.7
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0

An Intriguing, Adventurous Tale

How to Disappear is an intriguing, adventurous tale about a girl running for her life, scared and lonely but incredibly determined. Nick is a fighter and a deceiver. She runs away and disguises herself...

Young Adult Fiction
Sage Knightly, Staff ReviewerSage Knightly, Staff Reviewer   June 30, 2016
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

Dancing Shadows and Devil's Lair. A Must Read

This book is brilliant. I thought about it constantly when I wasn’t reading it, and I still play over scenes in my head a week after! It’s incredibly easy to get lost in and to visualize the scenes, and that made for a very...

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