So I've seen this Q&A floating around, and I don't know who made it, but yay to you!! It was super fun to do, and a perfect backup post while I attempt to get my busy life back together... 1. Best book I’ve read so far? This is TOO HARD of a question, so I'll … Continue reading Mid-Year Book Freak-Out Tag // In which I appropriately freak out over books.
The Passion of Dolssa by Julie Berry Rating: 5 Stars Release Date: April 12, 2016 Genre: YA Historical Fiction Dolssa is a young gentlewoman with uncanny gifts, on the run from an obsessed friar determined to burn her as a heretic for the passion she refuses to tame. Botille is a wily and charismatic peasant, … Continue reading The Passion of Dolssa by Julie Berry // Please excuse me while I cry in this corner.
I have really some terrible habits when it comes to reading. I'm also really terrible at coming up with introductions for my blog posts, so, tragically, there isn't going to be one. Starting 51270 books at once and only finishing a couple Seriously. I use Overdrive, which is an app that lets me download e-books … Continue reading My Worst Reading Habits // Someone please take Overdrive AWAY from me.
Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco Rating: 2 Stars Release Date: September 20, 2016 Genre: YA Historical Fiction / Murder Mystery Seventeen-year-old Audrey Rose Wadsworth was born a lord's daughter, with a life of wealth and privilege stretched out before her. But between the social teas and silk dress fittings, she leads a forbidden … Continue reading Stalking Jack The Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco // Yes, dear book, we know you’re gruesome. // Audrey Rose, dear, SHUT UP.
Some people are normal, and cry when a book is sad. Some people (a.k.a. me) are monsters and never cry over books. Actually, I cry all the time, but for some reason I rarely cry over books. In fact, I can count on one hand the number books and movies COMBINED that have made me … Continue reading Books That (Miraculously) Made Me Cry
The Cure for Dreaming by Cat Winters Rating: 5 (million) Stars Release Date: October 14, 2014 Genre: YA Historical Fiction Olivia Mead is a headstrong, independent girl—a suffragist—in an age that prefers its girls to be docile. It’s 1900 in Oregon, and Olivia’s father, concerned that she’s headed for trouble, convinces a stage mesmerist to … Continue reading The Cure for Dreaming by Cat Winters // I am hopelessly in love // There is an almost-French hypnotist in this book
Blood Rose Rebellion by Rosalyn Eves Rating: DNF Release Date: March 28, 2017 Genre: YA Historical Fantasy Sixteen-year-old Anna Arden is barred from society by a defect of blood. Though her family is part of the Luminate, powerful users of magic, she is Barren, unable to perform the simplest spells. Anna would do anything to … Continue reading Blood Rose Rebellion by Rosalyn Eves
UPDATE: Sadly I was LIED to, (read: I misunderstood, which happens more often than I care to admit) and I will not have internet access for the next two weeks. 😥 So no posts, and one invisible me. I'll see you all in a while!! Miraculously, this wrap-up is four days early instead of approximately … Continue reading May Wrap-Up // Book Haul
Thick as Thieves by Megan Whalen Turner Rating: 3 Stars Release Date: May 16, 2017 Genre: YA Fantasy Deep within the palace of the Mede emperor, in an alcove off the main room of his master’s apartments,. Kamet minds his master’s business and his own. Carefully keeping the accounts, and his own counsel, Kamet has … Continue reading Thick as Thieves by Megan Whalen Turner
For some strange reason, when I first started blogging, I had it in my head that in order to be a book blogger, I could only review popular books or brand-new-2017 book releases. There were several problems with this approach: 1) I felt like a lot of my enjoyment was taken out of reading, because … Continue reading Discussion: Reviewing New vs. Old Releases and Popular vs. Lesser-Known books