recommendations and reviews for the aspiring reader

recommendations and reviews for the aspiring reader

Category: Series

Recommendation: Burning Magic

Recommendation: Burning Magic

Burning Magic by Joshua Khan When last we saw the young and gothic Queen Lilith Shadow and her outlaw best friend Thorn, they were doing their best to protect the country of Gehenna from a lethal army of trolls, all while attempting to control the […]

Review: Be Careful What You Joust For

Review: Be Careful What You Joust For

Be Careful What You Joust For by Ryan Hauge & Ivy Smoak   Pentavia is a medieval world full of calculated espionage, treacherous alliances, and respect for the Old Gods and customs. Ever aware of the precarious beauty of their own slice of the land, the […]

Review: Furyborn

Review: Furyborn

Furyborn by Claire Legrand As a girl who has spent her life growing up surrounded by royalty and within the comfortable confines of the castle, Rielle Dardenne is no stranger to privilege and prestige. With best friends like the Crown Prince and his beloved cousin, […]

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: The First Kiss of Spring

Review: The First Kiss of Spring

The First Kiss of Spring by Emily March   In desperate need of a change, Caitlin Timberlake embraces the chance to return to her Colorado roots. As a bridesmaid in the upcoming wedding of an old friend, the petite blonde is sure that this respite […]

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: Every Boy’s Got One

Recommendation: Every Boy’s Got One

Every Boy’s Got One by Meg Cabot   So, what’s your weather like? It’s a question I always like to ask this time of year, as most areas begin their transition from winter into spring. Whether the groundhog saw didn’t see his shadow or decided […]

Recommendation: The Other Boleyn Girl

Recommendation: The Other Boleyn Girl

The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory   Who doesn’t love a retelling? While this one isn’t a fairy tale, as is all the current biblio-rage, it is a clever and gripping twist on a popular historic subject. The Tudor family and their shenanigans have […]

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 […]

Review: Next Year in Havana

Review: Next Year in Havana

Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton ” ‘To be in exile is to have the things you love most in the world – the air you breathe, the earth you walk upon – taken from you. They exist on the other side of a […]