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)
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!
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
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
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 TOG Marathon Finally Done!
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
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 My Heart to Cinders
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 We need more female knights: Quick Review
https://videopress.com/v/3yvXqSHW?preloadContent=metadata I've mentioned before that I'm not an audiobook gal. I have a hard time listening while doing other things in my life. (I'm not great at multitasking). I really can only listen to an audiobook when I'm alone and traveling whether it be walking or driving. This summer I would often make short drives … Continue reading The Hate U Give
I listened to the Barnes and Noble podcast where Neal and Jarrod Shusterman discussed this book, and I was immediately hooked. Shusterman does an amazing job with dystopia, and so I just knew he'd do an amazing job with the drought apocalypse. And they did an amazing job. https://videopress.com/v/bx3TAizu?preloadContent=metadata I can't decide if this book … Continue reading Dry: Because I needed another end of the world book