This book was better than I thought it would be. It was more fairy tale-like than I had expected, and I quite enjoyed that. It also gave a lot of insight into Cardan as a character. I know there has been some debate about whether or not Cardan is toxic or a bad example for … Continue reading How the King of Elfhame Learned to Hate Stories Review
This book was great and I'm still wrapping my mind around it in the way that a good book leaves you engaged long after you finish it. Cee and Kasey are both compelling characters living in a world that feels inevitable but also impossible. Inevitable and impossible are actually great words to describe this story. … Continue reading The Ones We’re Meant to Find Review: beautiful and challenging
This book's cover has been on my radar and I say that because I have seen the cover around but I hadn't read the description. When I did, I immediately checked it out at my library. I've recently been really into stand alone books and new/recreating fairy tales--so this book seemed perfect. It's been a … Continue reading House of Hollow Review: eerie and unexpected–a great spooky season read
This has been a long-anticipated book for me. My librarian friends have been speaking very highly of it. At first it was a little hard for me to get into it. However, it instantaneously hooked me at one point and I was all in. Boulley does a great job creating the setting and making the … Continue reading Firekeeper’s Daughter Review: murder mystery thriller
If you've read my review of the Night Circus, you'd know that I found it lackluster considering all the hype it had. It's not that I thought Caraval wouldn't live up to its hype. There are just some books where I wait for the hype to die down so I can get ahold of the … Continue reading Caraval Review: the magical circus book we deserve
Reading this book has been quite the feat. Not because it was difficult at all, but because I kept getting distracted from it. I've read it a little, listened to the audiobook a little, and taken way too many breaks. But FINALLY I finished it and it was totally worth it. Bod is a very … Continue reading The Graveyard Book Review: who would have thought a graveyard could feel like home?
Hello friends! The Children's and Young Adult Bloggers' Literary Awards is looking for bloggers who review children's and/or young adult literature! I've been a panelist for two years for young adult fiction and speculative fiction and it's been a great experience! I get to read so many more books that I wouldn't naturally come across. … Continue reading The CYBILS Awards is looking for bloggers!
Now that July is almost over I think I'll post my June wrap up, lol. This is very late and overdue, but it's been that kind of month. In good news, I got a job. In bad news I have not been reading much at all. This is probably one of the lowest reading periods … Continue reading June 2021 Monthly Wrap Up
The Language of Thorns was on my TBR for a long time and I finally decided to read it last month, and it was the perfect book to read before bed. They might not be the fairy tale stories you'd normally read before bed as a child, but I quite enjoyed them as an adult. … Continue reading The Language of Thorns Review: fairy tales with a twist
My dad had told me that I should check "Wayne" out but I kinda brushed it off because I wasn't really interested in a road trip story. Now, if he would have told me there were east coast Boston-esq accents, I would have been all over it from the very beginning. This story immediately captured … Continue reading Wayne Review: a coming of age, road trip, and heroic story