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 … Continue reading Review: Rhythm of War by Brandon Sanderson
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 … Continue reading Review: Burn This City by Brenda Poppy
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 … Continue reading Fun Friday: How I’m Preparing for my First NaNoWriMo
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 … Continue reading Review: The Midnight Bargain by C.L. Polk
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 … Continue reading Review: The Once and Future Witches by Alix Harrow
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 – … Continue reading Fun Friday: The 5 Ways I Started Listening to More Audiobooks
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, … Continue reading Review: The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by VE Schwab
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 … Continue reading Fun Friday: 18 books that’ll get the tears flowing
Hush by Dylan Farrow – 3/5 stars with an intriguing and dangerous magic system
There are a lot of books that have strongly influenced the way that I think, the way that I write, and the way that I approach other books when I read them. Not all of them are Timeless Classics that are beloved worldwide – a lot of them have come out quite recently and aren’t … Continue reading Fun Friday: Recent(ish) books that remind me why books are magic
To Sleep in a Sea of Stars was exciting and action-packed, but also very anxiety inducing for me.
Trying to make bookshelves look nice and organized when my book collection is growing at an exponential pace… key word is trying
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 … Continue reading Review: Legendborn by Tracy Deonn
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 … Continue reading Fun Friday: Comparing book covers from different countries
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