2016 & 2017

2016! For the most part it’s a pretty well despised year. Too many bad things that over-weighed the bad. But– I will say this for 2016, I did manage to successfully get back into reading. I read 51 books total (unless I end up finishing more before midnight but I am not holding out hopeContinue reading “2016 & 2017”

City of Saints & Thieves review

City of Saints & Thieves by Natalie C. Anderson Star rating: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars Summary: Tina, a refugee girl from Congo living in Kenya and turned thief has been working for five years to get revenge on her mother’s murder. As she is attempting the first steps in her plan of revenge she is interruptedContinue reading “City of Saints & Thieves review”

A classic from the 20th century

“I believe that on the first night I went to Gatsby’s house I was one of the few guests who had actually been invited. People were not invited– they went there. They got into automobiles which bore them out to Long Island, and somehow they ended up at Gatsby’s door.” The Great Gatsby by F.Continue reading “A classic from the 20th century”

A National Book Award winner

“But I don’t know how to fight. All I know how to do is stay alive.” The Color Purple by Alice Walker Star rating: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars Summary: Growing up in rural Georgia, Celie has already had a hard life handed to her. She’s abused by her family and handed off into a marriage withoutContinue reading “A National Book Award winner”

A book that’s guaranteed to bring you joy

“Bordertown is located in the Borderlands (aka the Nevernever) between Elfland and the World, where it grew out of the ruins of a human city abandoned when Elfland first appeared. Populated by both elves and humans, Bordertown is a famously uncomfortable place to live.” Welcome to Bordertown edited by Holly Black and Ellen Kushner StarContinue reading “A book that’s guaranteed to bring you joy”

Yureka Books Unboxing

December’s Yureka Books box arrived yesterday and it was excellent! It included a surprise I hadn’t expected which made this box being my last one extra special. I decided to cancel my subscription even though I love Yureka because I have a bit of a surplus of books I have waiting for me to readContinue reading “Yureka Books Unboxing”

A book you can finish in a day

“Why are the men here anyway? I guess the ladies needed escorts but the men must know the truth. This is all a colossal headhunt for the prince. His Royal Highness may think he’s selecting a bride but it’s the other way around. He is the rabbit. And we are the wolves.” Sinful Cinderella byContinue reading “A book you can finish in a day”

Winterspell review

“Then he would tell her stories. Sometimes his stories–of Cane, Clara now realized–would be dark, terrifying, violent, and Clara would listen to them with morbid fascination. On her nightmare visits, though, his stories would be soft and full of beauty–docile white dragons, as blind as babies; starlight on high, cold hills; lovers whose devotion wasContinue reading “Winterspell review”

Right Behind You review

Right Behind You by Lisa Gardner Star rating: ★★ ☆☆ ☆ 2/5 Summary: Eight years ago Sharlah’s brother beat their father to death when he killed their mother and then came after them with the same knife. Now Sharlah is thirteen and about to be adopted out of the foster care system when her brotherContinue reading “Right Behind You review”