recommendations and reviews for the aspiring reader

recommendations and reviews for the aspiring reader

Category: Series

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]