A book with a blue cover

Of Fire and Stars by Audrey Coulthurst Star rating: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars Summary: Princess Dennaleia arrives in the kingdom of Mynaria to meet her betrothed, the crown Prince Thandilimon. She meets his older sister Amaranthine, when she needs riding lessons for her upcoming wedding. Amid political turmoil the two princesses work together and begin toContinue reading “A book with a blue cover”

Yureka books unboxing

Hurray I got my second Yureka Books box! I’m loving this box more and more, this month was en pointe once again! Before I get to the contents I want to mention that if you want to get your own box you can sign up at yurekabooks.com and use referral code: BECKYMCMANNIS for 10% offContinue reading “Yureka books unboxing”

A murder mystery

“On the train on the way home, as I dissect all the ways that today went wrong, I’m surprised by the fact that I don’t feel as awful as I might do. Thinking about it, I know why that is: I didn’t have a drink last night, and I have no desire to have oneContinue reading “A murder mystery”

A book translated to English

Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon, Vol 1 by Naoko Takeuchi Star rating: ★★★★ ☆ 4/5 stars Summary: 14 year old Usagi discovers she is actually Sailor Moon, a guardian who must find the Legendary Silver Crystal and protect the princess who it belongs to. With the help of a talking cat named Luna, she finds alliesContinue reading “A book translated to English”

A political memoir

“A man cannot walk from one end of the chamber to the other without hearing talk of vampires! Never have I heard the subject so often discussed, and by so many! These long years I have thought myself privy to some dark secret–a secret I have kept hidden from my wife and kin. Yet here,Continue reading “A political memoir”

An autobiography

Where Am I Now?: True Stories of Girlhood and Accidental Fame by Mara Wilson Star rating: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars Summary: Now an adult, Mara Wilson (of Matilda and Mrs. Doubtfire fame) reflects on her life as a child star. Reasons for picking this book: I wanted to read a book actually categorized as an autobiographyContinue reading “An autobiography”