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Book Review :: Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

The first in a YA high fantasy series, Throne of Glass is the story of Adarlan’s Assassin, who has been captured and put to work in a slave camp. Where most die within weeks, Celaena has survived an entire year…. Continue Reading →

Book Review :: Jackaby by William Ritter

Described as “Doctor Who meets Sherlock“, I had high expectations for Jackaby by William Ritter. And while the book was certainly enjoyable, it wasn’t quite the same level of The Doctor or Sherlock Holmes (at least the new Benedict Cumberbatch… Continue Reading →

Book Review :: Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith

I really wasn’t sure what to make of Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith, which I picked up to read for the Forever Young Adult Book Club. The novel is a coming-of-age story which takes place during the apocalyptic breakout of… Continue Reading →

Book Review :: Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

I’m a big fan of historical fiction, but I don’t know what it is about WWII, but I’m continually drawn to books set in and around the Second World War. I picked up Code Name Verity from the library a… Continue Reading →

Book Review :: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

I picked this up from the library after seeing it was a Forever Young Adult Book Club pick for July. I knew Rainbow Rowell was a YA author with all the buzz around Eleanor & Park (which is on my… Continue Reading →

Book Review :: Speaking from Among the Bones by Alan Bradley

I love Flavia de Luce! Speaking from Among the Bones is the fifth book in the Buckshaw Chronicles. I’ve read and reviewed the first four books: Sweetness from the Bottom of the Pie (book 1) The Weed that Strings the… Continue Reading →

Book Review :: Insurgent by Veronica Roth

I finished Divergent several months ago, and Insurgent picks up right where it left off, so it took me a little while to get back in the groove. One choice can transform you—or it can destroy you. But every choice… Continue Reading →

Book Review :: Beautiful Darkness by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

The second book in the Caster Chronicles by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl is Beautiful Darkness, which I read back in April of this year (oops). It’s a great second novel (published in 2010); a compelling young adult fantasy series… Continue Reading →

Book Review :: City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

City of Bones is the first book in Cassandra Clare‘s “Mortal Instruments” YA series. It sets a fast-paced, engaging tone with strong characters, a fascinating urban fantasy world, and a very thorough back-story. The Paranormal world is hidden in plain… Continue Reading →

Book Review :: Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl

I was a little apprehensive when I first read the jacket copy for Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl. But the book came highly recommended by a bookish friend, so I plunged ahead. Initially I was concerned my… Continue Reading →

Mailbox Monday

Mailbox Monday is a weekly meme that is hosted by Marcia at The Printed Page. Essentially, people share what books that they got in their mailboxes over the past week. I think it’s much more exciting to talk about all… Continue Reading →

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