Review: Radio Silence by Alice Oseman | where has this book been all my life???

Author: Alice Oseman Published Feb. 25 2016 by HarperCollins 403 pages Genre: YA contemporary; lgbt+ Date finished: April 11 2018 goodreads Summary: Frances Janvier spends most of her time studying. Everyone knows Aled Last as that quiet boy who gets straight As. You probably think that they are going to fall in love or something. … Continue reading Review: Radio Silence by Alice Oseman | where has this book been all my life???

The pros and cons of rereading; aka, I need an intervention

I have a problem. I love rereading books. (First step is admitting you have a problem, so I can check that off my list.) But there are so many new books coming out all the time and old books that I hear about for the first time, so my to-read shelf on Goodreads just keeps … Continue reading The pros and cons of rereading; aka, I need an intervention

Review: Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

Author: Tomi Adeyemi Published March 6, 2018 by Henry Holt Books 525 pages Genre: YA fantasy Date finished: April 3, 2018 goodreads Summary Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zelie’s Reaper mother summoned forth souls.  But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under … Continue reading Review: Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

March Wrap Up | seeing Hamilton and reading 12 books!

Well, it's been another month. An incredibly busy, exhausting, stressful but sometimes wonderful month. I FINALLY SAW HAMILTON! More on that later. I also managed to read twelve books this month, only two of which were for school! Probably because I had spring break this month - and a lot of the books were pretty … Continue reading March Wrap Up | seeing Hamilton and reading 12 books!

Love, Simon – book vs. movie review

Y'all, Love, Simon is finally out and I'm so happy. Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli is one of my favorite YA contemporaries and I've been looking forward to this movie release for what feels like forever! Luckily, I just reread the book last week in preparation for the movie, so it's fresh in … Continue reading Love, Simon – book vs. movie review

Thoughts on “Opal” story (The Raven King) – SPOILERS!

My signed paperback copy of The Raven King arrived the other day! Isn't it gorgeous??? It also includes a new bonus story, "Opal," and this Opal tarot card! And listen . . . I reread The Raven Cycle less than two months ago, but reading this made me want to reread it again. Maggie Stiefvater's writing … Continue reading Thoughts on “Opal” story (The Raven King) – SPOILERS!

February Wrap Up | First Month of Blogging!

Okay, logically I know that February is the shortest month of the year, but EVERY TIME it takes me by surprise when it ends. I'm not ready for it to be March! Time is going by too quickly! I'm stressed! Anyway. This is my first monthly wrap up! I've been blogging for slightly less than … Continue reading February Wrap Up | First Month of Blogging!

Review: Death Comes to Pemberley by P.D. James

Published Dec. 6, 2011 by Alfred A. Knopf 292 pages Genre: mystery/historical fiction Date finished: Feb. 18, 2018 goodreads   Summary: The year is 1803, and Fitzwilliam Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet have been married for six years. There are now two handsome and healthy sons in the nursery, Elizabeth's beloved sister Jane and her husband … Continue reading Review: Death Comes to Pemberley by P.D. James

Review: The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale

Published May 1, 2005 by Bloomsbury Childrens 383 pages Genre: fantasy/fairy tale/retelling Date finished: Feb. 6, 2018 goodreads   Summary Anidori-Kiladra Talianna Isilee, Crown Princess of Kildenree, spends the first years of her life under her aunt's guidance learning to communicate with animals. As she grows up Ani develops the skills of animal speech, but … Continue reading Review: The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale