I've been reading a lot lately, and I've racked up quite a list. Some of my favorite reads this month span from contemporary all the way to high fantasy. Maybe you'll be interested in something in this list too! The Hate U Give One of my faves this month, I just couldn't put it down. … Continue reading April Reads
If there's anything that can be said for me, is that I love my fiction to have a hearty dosage of pirates. And queer girls. And queer pirate girls. The Abyss Surrounds Us is that, and more. So much more. For Cassandra Leung, bossing around sea monsters is just the family business. She’s been a Reckoner … Continue reading Review: The Abyss Surrounds Us ★★★★★
The semester is coming to a close a little too quickly for my liking; I've got less than two weeks to go before I'm done with my first year at SNC! It's a little strange to think about how I'm halfway through my MFA program when initially I hadn't even planned to attend one at … Continue reading We’re Almost There!
Sequels are hard; sequels in trilogies are even harder. So many of them suffer through Sagging Middle Syndrome™ that some people aren't even able to finish them. I read and reviewed The Girl at Midnight by Melissa Grey last year, and I fell head over heels and finished it in one go. It's sequel, The Shadow Hour, … Continue reading Review: The Shadow Hour ★★★★☆
Magic is my favorite thing in a story. I get to see how it works in the universe and how it affects the characters. Magic in a modern day world, like the one in A Tale of Highly Unusual Magic, where cell phones and blogs make a regular appearance, always intrigues me. How will magic and technology … Continue reading Review: A Tale of Highly Unusual Magic ★★★★★
Graphic novels have always had a special place in my heart, and Ghosts by Raina Telgemeier has taken my heart in its adorable fist and crushed it to smithereens. Catrina and her family are moving to the coast of Northern California because her little sister, Maya, is sick. Cat isn't happy about leaving her friends for … Continue reading Review: Ghosts ★★★★★
I know, I know, I keep saying I'm going to come back and be better at blogging, but something always comes up where I end up doing that instead of this. Round Robin, school work, more shifts at my Day Job, my ridiculous boyfriend buying me a Switch and let's be real, Legend of Zelda! Lots … Continue reading Back to Blogging!
Jessamine works with her mother pretending to be spiritualists—until the day where the pretending becomes real and she finds out she has mysterious powers. Ronald L. Smith has made a dark and memorable middle-grade story in The Mesmerist. Thirteen-year-old Jessamine Grace and her mother make a living as sham spiritualists—until they discover that Jess is a … Continue reading Review: The Mesmerist ★★★★☆