• 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…

  • Monthly Wrap Up

    june 2016; it’s a wrap

    It’s coming to the end of the first month of summer. Or well, for some, it’s summer. I come from the land of perpetual summer. Or at least I used to. I’m back here for a break, anyway. I’m used to the heat. And the inactivity that comes with it. But then again, I do go through bouts of inactivity, even with blogging. It’s a really good thing I have a backlog of reviews to slowly post. I’ve been managing with that for a bit. The thing is, I’ve got the ideas for blog posts – even saved some of them as drafts – but no motivation to actually write…

  • Book Reviews

    review; thirteen reasons why

    Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher Clay Jensen returns home from school to find a mysterious box with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers thirteen cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker, his classmate and crush who committed suicide two weeks earlier. On tape, Hannah explains that there are thirteen reasons why she decided to end her life. Clay is one of them. If he listens, he’ll find out how he made the list. Through Hannah and Clay’s dual narratives, debut author Jay Asher weaves an intricate and heartrending story of confusion and desperation that will deeply affect teen readers. Review:

  • Book Reviews

    review; scarlet

    Scarlet by Marissa Meyer Cinder, the cyborg mechanic, returns in the second thrilling installment of the bestselling Lunar Chronicles. She’s trying to break out of prison—even though if she succeeds, she’ll be the Commonwealth’s most wanted fugitive. Halfway around the world, Scarlet Benoit’s grandmother is missing. It turns out there are many things Scarlet doesn’t know about her grandmother or the grave danger she has lived in her whole life. When Scarlet encounters Wolf, a street fighter who may have information as to her grandmother’s whereabouts, she is loath to trust this stranger, but is inexplicably drawn to him, and he to her. As Scarlet and Wolf unravel one mystery, they encounter…

  • Book Reviews

    review; enchanted

    Enchanted by Alethea Kontis It isn’t easy being the rather overlooked and unhappy youngest sibling to sisters named for the other six days of the week. Sunday’s only comfort is writing stories, although what she writes has a terrible tendency to come true. When Sunday meets an enchanted frog who asks about her stories, the two become friends. Soon that friendship deepens into something magical. One night Sunday kisses her frog goodbye and leaves, not realizing that her love has transformed him back into Rumbold, the crown prince of Arilland—and a man Sunday’s family despises. The prince returns to his castle, intent on making Sunday fall in love with him…

  • The 'Did Not Finish' Shelf

    the DNF shelf; vampire acadamy

    Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead St. Vladimir’s Academy isn’t just any boarding school—it’s a hidden place where vampires are educated in the ways of magic and half-human teens train to protect them. Rose Hathaway is a Dhampir, a bodyguard for her best friend Lissa, a Moroi Vampire Princess. They’ve been on the run, but now they’re being dragged back to St. Vladimir’s—the very place where they’re most in danger… Rose and Lissa become enmeshed in forbidden romance, the Academy’s ruthless social scene, and unspeakable nighttime rituals. But they must be careful lest the Strigoi—the world’s fiercest and most dangerous vampires—make Lissa one of them forever. Review:

  • Book Reviews

    review; cinder

    Cinder by Marissa Meyer Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl… Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order…