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

If I’m Being Honest Review: Taming of the Shrew “retelling”

I can't remember how I came across If I'm Being Honest, but I remember reading the summary of it and thinking "this is the kind of romance I am very interested in reading." Cameron was a little rough to enjoy at the beginning of the book, but that was part of her character development. This … Continue reading If I’m Being Honest Review: Taming of the Shrew “retelling”

Monsters of Men Review: one of the most memorable series I’ve ever read

This quickly became one of my favorite series ever. Todd and Viola are such believable, lovable, and flawed characters to follow. Even as I want to shake the book because they aren't completely communicating with each other, I also understand how difficult the decisions they are having to make are. This post has spoilers in … Continue reading Monsters of Men Review: one of the most memorable series I’ve ever read

May 2021 Wrap Up: graduating college and indecisive reading

I graduated from college this month and I had a book hangover from Rule of Wolves so that all affected my reading this month. I've also been in the mood for a good YA romance but haven't been able to find one that caught my undivided attention. However, I DID manage to get some reading … Continue reading May 2021 Wrap Up: graduating college and indecisive reading