Review: The Wrath & The Dawn by Renee Ahdieh

A great YA retelling, The Wrath and the Dawn tells the story of Shahrzad, a sixteen-year-old girl out for vengeance, and Khalid, a young king who marries a new young woman each night and then strangles each the following morning. It's a retelling of 1,001 Nights, but is much more than that. I was initially afraid I … Continue reading Review: The Wrath & The Dawn by Renee Ahdieh

Review: The Reader by Traci Chee

Reading is magic. If you're a reader, you know this. Likely, if you're reading this blog, you think that. In The Reader, it's actually true. A slow burn of a YA fantasy, The Reader is probably one of my favorite books I've read this year. It's suspenseful at times, beautiful at others. The language is language to … Continue reading Review: The Reader by Traci Chee

Waiting on Wednesday: King’s Cage by Victoria Aveyard

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine. In it, bloggers highlight an upcoming release they are excited for. This week, I have a pick I'm surprised I haven't posted about yet, because the previous book in the series just floored me with its ending. It is.... King's Cage … Continue reading Waiting on Wednesday: King’s Cage by Victoria Aveyard

Top Ten Tuesday: Top 10 Literary Villains

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly event sponsored by the bloggers at The Broke and the Bookish. Each week has a different theme from which to build a top 10 list. This week the theme is...villains! I thought I would go ahead and write on my top 10 literary villains this week. (Sorry in advance … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Top 10 Literary Villains

Review: Illuminae by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

Illuminae is a suspenseful, engrossing non-traditional novel, and I loved it! The story of the novel follows Kady and her very recently ex-boyfriend Ezra after they have survived the obliteration of the mining colony they lived on. Now on separate spaceships, the novel follows their adventures as they attempt to not only survive, but discover the … Continue reading Review: Illuminae by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

Waiting on Wednesday: Gemina by Amie Kauffman & Jay Kristoff, illustrated by Marie Lu

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine. In it, bloggers highlight an upcoming release they are excited for. This week, my pick is: Gemina by Amie Kauffman & Jay Kristoff, illustrated by Marie Lu Anticipated Release Date: October 18, 2016 From Amazon: Moving to a space station at the edge … Continue reading Waiting on Wednesday: Gemina by Amie Kauffman & Jay Kristoff, illustrated by Marie Lu

Review: The King Raven Trilogy by Stephen Lawhead

The King Raven trilogy by Stephen Lawhead is an amazing Robin Hood retelling. It sets the story of Robin Hood against the backdrop of medieval England and a Norman invasion. It uses the wild setting and Celtic mythology to build the legend of King Raven, a Robin Hood-esque figure who some people swear is half-Raven. … Continue reading Review: The King Raven Trilogy by Stephen Lawhead

Waiting on Wednesday: Goldenhand by Garth Nix

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine. In it, bloggers highlight an upcoming release they are excited for. This week, my pick is:   Goldenhand by Garth Nix Release Date: October 11, 2016 From Amazon: The long-awaited fifth installment in Garth Nix’s New York Times bestselling Old Kingdom series, … Continue reading Waiting on Wednesday: Goldenhand by Garth Nix

Spotlight on a New Release: Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Cordova

I really liked this book! I reviewed it last week here, but I'm also featuring it today because the publisher is doing a giveaway (and sent me a bunch of information & goodies to share)!!! I did receive the galley of the book from Netgalley & Sourcebooks FIRE in exchange for a fair and honest review. … Continue reading Spotlight on a New Release: Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Cordova

Review: Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Cordova

Labyrinth Lost is a darkly enchanting young adult novel. The protagonist is Alex, a teenaged bruja who wants nothing to do with her magic. Despite the fact that she's very powerful, and everyone in her life thinks she should feel blessed, Alex just feels lost, much like any teenager. She doesn't want her birthright, as … Continue reading Review: Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Cordova