• Book Reviews

    review; unspoken

    Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan Kami Glass loves someone she’s never met… a boy she’s talked to in her head ever since she was born. She wasn’t silent about her imaginary friend during her childhood, and is thus a bit of an outsider in her sleepy English town of Sorry-in-the-Vale. Still, Kami hasn’t suffered too much from not fitting in. She has a best friend, runs the school newspaper, and is only occasionally caught talking to herself. Her life is in order, just the way she likes it, despite the voice in her head. But all that changes when the Lynburns return. The Lynburn family has owned the spectacular and…

  • Book Reviews

    review; illuminae

    Illuminae by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff This morning, Kady thought breaking up with Ezra was the hardest thing she’d have to do. This afternoon, her planet was invaded. The year is 2575, and two rival megacorporations are at war over a planet that’s little more than an ice-covered speck at the edge of the universe. Too bad nobody thought to warn the people living on it. With enemy fire raining down on them, Kady and Ezra—who are barely even talking to each other—are forced to fight their way onto an evacuating fleet, with an enemy warship in hot pursuit. But their problems are just getting started. A deadly plague…

  • Meet Your Match

    meet your match; the fantasy edition part 1

    Meet Your Match is a creation of the Violet Team for the Book Blogger Creativity Project, organised and hosted by the wonderful Nori @ ReadWriteLove28. It is a genre-based quiz that will prompt a suggestion for your next read. If you’ve read the book you’re suggested at the end of the quiz, well, that’s okay! Let’s talk about it, and you can try with another quiz next time around. This was planned as a monthly feature, but for now we’re starting slow, with just a few basic genres, though we hope to recommend a variety of genres and topics. What are you looking for in your protagonist? a) a teenage…

  • Discussion Post,  Top Ten Tuesdays

    top ten; book blogger facts

    This week’s Top Ten Tuesday by The Broke And The Bookish has such a broad topic that I got a bit confused for a second as to what I wanted to do. I mean, facts about me? As a person or as a blogger or as a reader? It made sense to put together a list of book blogger facts about me. What I did, I will admit, is check out Cait @ Paper Fury‘s What Does A Book Blogger Actually Do? and 10 Things Book Bloggers Should Not Be Worrying About and see what applied to me as a blogger. A lot of the things on Cait’s lists applied…

  • Book Reviews

    review; princess of glass

    Princess Of Glass by Jessica Day George Hoping to escape the troubles in her kingdom, Princess Poppy reluctantly agrees to take part in a royal exchange program, whereby young princes and princesses travel to each other’s countries in the name of better political alliances–and potential marriages. It’s got the makings of a fairy tale–until a hapless servant named Eleanor is tricked by a vengeful fairy godmother into competing with Poppy for the eligible prince. Ballgowns, cinders, and enchanted glass slippers fly in this romantic and action-packed happily-ever-after quest from an author with a flair for embroidering tales in her own delightful way. Review:

  • Discussion Post

    hashtag twitter book chats;

    It’s been a while since I’ve posted a proper discussion on the blog. June was unproductive for me, and on some fronts, July looks like it might be the same. But I’ve had this in my drafts for a while, and I’ve finally gotten down to actually finishing up this post! I think almost all book bloggers agree that twitter chats are a good basis for not just getting to know more bloggers and getting to interact with more like-minded people, but also for finding more books to add to our TBRs! (Maybe too many? Nah. No such thing as too many!) I was taking part in a few twitter…

  • Discussion Post,  Top Ten Tuesdays

    top ten; books that are under rated

    It’s been a few weeks since I’ve taken part in The Broke And The Bookish‘s Top Ten Tuesday, but this one intrigued me. I mean, books that I enjoyed that have under 2000 ratings on Goodreads. My first thought was, how do I check how many ratings there are? (Thankfully, they were kind enough to provide suggestions on their blog, and I used the first one, and it was simpler than I thought.) My second thought was, did I actually enjoy these books? Also – wow, I’ve read books that have A LOT of ratings… Some of these books come from the same series, and some are books I read…

  • Book Reviews

    review; princess of the silver woods

    Princess Of The Silver Woods by Jessica Day George When Petunia, the youngest of King Gregor’s twelve dancing daughters, is invited to visit an elderly friend in the neighboring country of Westfalin, she welcomes the change of scenery. But in order to reach Westfalin, Petunia must pass through a forest where strange two-legged wolves are rumored to exist. Wolves intent on redistributing the wealth of the noble citizens who have entered their territory. But the bandit-wolves prove more rakishly handsome than truly dangerous, and it’s not until Petunia reaches her destination that she realizes the kindly grandmother she has been summoned to visit is really an enemy bent on restoring…