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Review: Rhythm of War by Brandon Sanderson

Title: Rhythm of WarAuthor: Brandon SandersonPublisher: TORGenres: FantasyLength: 1232 pagesMy Rating: ★★★★★5/5 stars Summary “After forming a coalition of human resistance against the enemy invasion, Dalinar Kholin and his Knights Radiant have spent a year fighting a protracted, brutal war. Neither side has gained an advantage, and the threat of a betrayal by Dalinar’s crafty…

Review: Burn This City by Brenda Poppy

Title: Burn This CityAuthor: Brenda PoppyPublisher: Glass Fish PublishingGenres: Science FictionLength: 303 pagesMy Rating: ★★★.53.5/5 stars Summary Kasis is an uninhabitable planet, yet there they were – inhabiting. It’s no wonder that prolonged colonization produced…side effects. Or gifts. But with a militarized government that persecutes people for being different, using such a gift could mean…

Fun Friday: How I’m Preparing for my First NaNoWriMo

  Obviously, it is October at the time of my posting this. National Novel Writing Month (otherwise referred to as NaNoWriMo) is not until November. If you’re wondering why the heck I’m writing about my experience before I experience it… congrats! You’re in the exact same shoes I was in a few weeks ago. But…

Review: The Midnight Bargain by C.L. Polk

Title: The Once and Future WitchesAuthor: C.L. PolkPublisher: Redhook BooksGenres: Fantasy, Historical FictionLength: 528 pagesMy Rating: ★★★★★5/5 stars SUMMARY “Beatrice Clayborn is a sorceress who practices magic in secret, terrified of the day she will be locked into a marital collar that will cut off her powers to protect her unborn children. She dreams of…

Review: The Once and Future Witches by Alix Harrow

Title: The Once and Future WitchesAuthor: Alix HarrowPublisher: Redhook BooksGenres: Fantasy, Historical FictionLength: 528 pagesMy Rating: ★★★★★5/5 stars SUMMARY “In 1893, there’s no such thing as witches. There used to be, in the wild, dark days before the burnings began, but now witching is nothing but tidy charms and nursery rhymes. If the modern woman…

Fun Friday: The 5 Ways I Started Listening to More Audiobooks

I know, I know. The audiobook debate is a very touchy topic in some circles – but studies have found that in brain scans, the regions and intensity of brain activity while reading books or listening to audiobooks are indistinguishable. Don’t let any debbie downer get in the way of you enjoying more books -…

Review: The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by VE Schwab

Title: The Invisible Life of Addie LaRueAuthor: VE SchwabPublisher: TORGenres: Fantasy, Historical Fiction, RomanceLength: 448 pagesMy Rating: ★★★★★5/5 stars Summary France, 1714: in a moment of desperation, a young woman makes a Faustian bargain to live forever and is cursed to be forgotten by everyone she meets. Thus begins the extraordinary life of Addie LaRue,…

Fun Friday: 18 books that’ll get the tears flowing

Happy Friday! This week, I read VE Schwab’s new book The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue. I’ll be posting a full review on Monday, but WOW. I was a mess throughout the whole ending. May or may not have been crying through most of the last couple of chapters. But, this week’s totally theoretical ugly…

Review: Legendborn by Tracy Deonn

Title: Legendborn Author: Tracy Deonn Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry books Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy Length: 490 pages My Rating: ★★★★.5 4.5/5 stars “After her mother dies in an accident, sixteen-year-old Bree Matthews wants nothing to do with her family memories or childhood home. A residential program for bright high schoolers at UNC–Chapel Hill seems like…

Fun Friday: Comparing book covers from different countries

Happy Friday! A quick reading update – this week, I finished Legendborn by Tracey Deonn and just started To Sleep in a Sea of Stars by Christopher Paolini. I also read an ARC of Each of Us a Desert by Mark Oshiro a while ago which released this week, so I’ll be trying to post…

Review: Fable by Adrienne Young

Book Review & Summary Title: FableAuthor: Adrienne YoungPublisher: Wednesday BooksGenres: Young Adult, Fantasy, RomanceLength: 368 pagesMy Rating: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars “As the daughter of the most powerful trader in the Narrows, the sea is the only home seventeen-year-old Fable has ever known. It’s been four years since the night she watched her mother drown during…


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