recommendations and reviews for the aspiring reader

recommendations and reviews for the aspiring reader

Category: Fantasy

Recommendation: Sage Alexander and the Hall of Nightmares

Recommendation: Sage Alexander and the Hall of Nightmares

Sage Alexander and the Hall of Nightmares by Steve Copling   Do you remember that evil, cranky looking sun in the old-school Mario video games (if you were born any time after the 1900’s, you probably have no idea what I’m talking about) that was […]

Review: Children Shouldn’t Play With Dead Things

Review: Children Shouldn’t Play With Dead Things

Children Shouldn’t Play With Dead Things by Martina McAtee   It’s no secret that I enjoy the twists and turns of a good YA fantasy story. I like a gritty, layered series even more. If I can combine the two and add in a certain […]

Recommendation: The Cruel Prince

Recommendation: The Cruel Prince

The Cruel Prince by Holly Black   I used to never be a reader who gave into the hype and buzz a new book can sometimes bring along with it. But while Instagram has taken book marketing to an entirely different level, some books are […]

Recommendation: Throne of Glass

Recommendation: Throne of Glass

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas   Three years ago I was wandering the bookstore with my husband. Newly pregnant after several years and countless disappointments, we were taking this pregnancy slow. Not long into my first trimester, issues with my body arose and […]

Review: Tess of the Road

Review: Tess of the Road

Tess of the Road by Rachel Hartman   I was really excited when Tess of the Road came up for galley and I was given a chance to review this much anticipated novel. A spin-off of the fantasy hit Seraphina, in which a young court […]

Recommendation: 11-22-63

Recommendation: 11-22-63

11-22-63 by Stephen King   There was a time a couple of years ago when I felt like I never slept. (who am I kidding – I still barely sleep!) Having a newborn who nursed around-the-clock (or close enough to it) meant that Ebooks and […]

Review: The Belles

Review: The Belles

The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton   Enter a world of delightful decadence and of pure, unadulterated perfection that has the ability to be shaped and molded at will. For a price. In the island city of Orléans, the Belles are curators of everything that is […]

Recommendation: My Rotten Stepbrother Ruined Beauty and the Beast

Recommendation: My Rotten Stepbrother Ruined Beauty and the Beast

My Rotten Stepbrother Ruined Beauty and the Beast by Jerry Mahoney   11-year old Maddie watched with equal parts relief and horror as a plague descended upon her home. The sickness was of the love variety, and brought with it a union between her father […]

Recommendation: Passenger

Recommendation: Passenger

Passenger by Alexandra Bracken Passage, n. i. A brief section of music composed of a series of notes and flourishes. ii. A journey by water; a voyage. iii. The transition from one place to another, across space and time.   There are some fantasy worlds […]

Review: A Secret History of Witches

Review: A Secret History of Witches

A Secret History of Witches by Louisa Morgan   It was a night shrouded in dense clouds in the year 1821 when the grizzled and gray Ursule Orchiére realized that her family was not safe. Urging her granddaughters and their husbands along a gritty path […]