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?

Everything I Thought I Knew Review: inexplicable magic/science (the best kind)

I am a sucker for books that contain just a little bit of magical or scientific phenomenon that is never explained. I don't know what it is about not getting an explanation, but I think it's that I can focus on the what instead of the why. I think it comes from my deep love … Continue reading Everything I Thought I Knew Review: inexplicable magic/science (the best kind)

November Wrap Up: finished my reading goal!

That's right! I've read over 75 books this year and am still going! I'd like to thank a year of COVID and being a CYBILS panelist for this achievement. Henna Wars By Adiba Jaigirdar This was an interesting romantic-coming-of-age-addressing-racism book. It also took place in Ireland I found that fact fun and I thought I'd … Continue reading November Wrap Up: finished my reading goal!

Parachutes Review: international students, friendship, and #metoo stories

I really enjoyed this book even though I felt on edge the entire time because I knew it was going to be a #metoo story. However, that didn't stop me from getting immersed in the story. I've been anticipating this book since I stumbled upon Kelly Yang's twitter for work. She was offering free online … Continue reading Parachutes Review: international students, friendship, and #metoo stories

October Wrap Up: the month of books blowing past my expectations

Overall this month was full of surprises as all these books were so amazing! I highly recommend all of them! Also I got to read some really good "spooky" or strange reads! Winterwood By Shea Ernshaw I thought this was a beautifully written witchy fairytale perfect for Halloween or winter. I highly recommend reading it … Continue reading October Wrap Up: the month of books blowing past my expectations

Kingdom of Ash Review: TOG Marathon Finally Done!

Friends. This is my last post about the Throne of Glass series! I actually finished the series months ago, but this summer/fall has been... well you probably know because you've been living your own version of what I've been living. So, I don't think me taking months to write this post about a series I … Continue reading Kingdom of Ash Review: TOG Marathon Finally Done!

Ninth House: Quick Review

Finally a fantasy book for college students. Bardugo is my favorite author and I am ecstatic that she wrote a dark magical book that takes place at college. I've had a few college friends ask me for a fantasy book that wasn't about young teenagers. They wanted something more mature. I read Ninth House and BOOM … Continue reading Ninth House: Quick Review

Aurora Burning Review: burning my heart to cinders

You can check out my review of the first book, Aurora Rising, here! As the title suggests, this book played with my emotions in a way that I knew was going to happen but still hurt none the less. We got so much more Kal in this book, for which I am so thankful. However, I realize … Continue reading Aurora Burning Review: burning my heart to cinders

The Darkest Part of the Forest Review: We need more female knights

I have dreamed all my life of being a knight. I felt that Hazel desperately understood that desire. Because of Hazel's dream to also be a knight, I definitely connected with Hazel on a personal level. She literally lives in a fairytale and I was in love with this story and its characters from pretty … Continue reading The Darkest Part of the Forest Review: We need more female knights