How the King of Elfhame Learned to Hate Stories Review

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

The Ones We’re Meant to Find Review: beautiful and challenging

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

House of Hollow Review: eerie and unexpected–a great spooky season read

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

Firekeeper’s Daughter Review: murder mystery thriller

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

Caraval Review: the magical circus book we deserve

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

The Graveyard Book Review: who would have thought a graveyard could feel like home?

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?

The CYBILS Awards is looking for bloggers!

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!

Wayne Review: a coming of age, road trip, and heroic story

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