Ooooh, sounds spooky. Wait… they just… rub poison on her? Are these queens giftless? So only Mirabella has powers? She sounds kinda full of herself. Oh, she’s not full of herself. Arsinoe, low magic doesn’t seem like such a good … Continue reading 20 Thoughts While Listening to Three Dark Crowns
Whoo, book nerds. Blogging, especially about books, has been an adventure. An adventure in wondering where my time went and why I requested this thing. Here are some things I wish I knew before I started. #1 That sounds terrible. … Continue reading 10 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Started Book Blogging
Books, books, books, books, books, books, books. It seems like we’ll never be able to get through our TBRs, like we can’t get enough pages, like we never have enough new titles. Well, good news, there’s an app for that. … Continue reading Apps for Booknerds
This narrator is so whispery… Whispery works for Xifeng, though. Ew. Wei. You suck, you controlling white-night complex. DID YOU GUYS KILL GUMA!? We’re in the forest. In the forest, in the forest, in the forest. Lady Swan… You cray. … Continue reading 15 Thoughts While Listening to Forest of a Thousand Lanterns
I really wanted to like Shadow of the Fox. The description alone reminded me of many animes that I binged on in high school and early college. But as I started reading Shadow of the Fox, I was turned off … Continue reading Shadow of the Fox ★☆☆☆☆
I don’t know if this is obvious, I love thrillers. Kacey is the new girl in Broken Falls. When she moved in with her father, she stepped into a brand-new life. A life with a stepbrother, a stepmother, and strangest … Continue reading Little Monsters ★★★★☆
A little slow and a little weird, but definitely worth the read. Mercedes Moreno is an artist. At least, she thinks she could be, even though she hasn’t been able to paint anything worthwhile since her award-winning piece Food Poisoning … Continue reading The Gallery of Unfinished Girls ★★★☆☆
Title: The Language of Spells
Author: Garret Weyr
Illustrator: Katie Harnett
Pub Date: June 26, 2018
Grisha is a dragon in a world that’s forgotten how to see him. Maggie is a unusual child who thinks she’s perfectly ordinary. They’re an unlikely duo—but magic, like friendship, is funny. Sometimes it chooses those who might not look so likely. And magic has chosen Grisha and Maggie to solve the darkest mystery in Vienna. Decades ago, when World War II broke out, someone decided that there were too many dragons for all of them to be free. As they investigate, Grisha and Maggie ask the question everyone’s forgotten: Where have the missing dragons gone? And is there a way to save them? At once richly magical and tragically historical, The Language of Spells is a novel full of adventure about remembering old stories, forging new ones, and the transformative power of friendship.
Definitely an adorable cozy read. Part of my love for it comes from mature conflicts and real life social issues, which makes it fun for everyone and not just for kids. And let’s face it: the best kids lit is fun for parents too. Continue reading “Language of Spells ★★★★☆”
Tessa Hart’s world feels very small. Confined to her bedroom with agoraphobia, her one escape is the online fandom for pop sensation Eric Thorn. When he tweets to his fans, it’s like his speaking directly to her…
Eric Thorn is frightened by his obsessive fans. They take their devotion way too far. It doesn’t help that his PR team keeps posting to encourage their fantasies.
When a fellow pop star is murdered at the hands of a fan, Eric knows he has to do something to shatter his online image fast—like take down one of his top Twitter followers. But Eric’s plan to troll @TessaHeartsEric unexpectedly evolves into an online relationship deeper than either could have imagined. And when the two arrange to meet IRL, what should have made for the world’s best episode of Catfish takes a deadly turn…
I love the cover. I love the format. And I love the alternating viewpoints. But I don’t love the third viewpoint or where it gets added. Continue reading “Follow Me Back ★★★☆☆½”
BEHOLD! FOR I HAVE FINALLY FINISHED THIS BOOK! And it was amazing.
Twins Carys and Andreus were never destined to rule Eden. With their older brother next in line to inherit the throne, the future of the kingdom was secure.
But appearances—and rivals—can be deceiving. When Eden’s king and crown prince are killed by assassins, Eden desperately needs a monarch, but the line of succession is no longer clear. With a ruling council scheming to gain power, Carys and Andreus are faced with only one option—to take part in a Trial of Succession that will determine which one of them is worthy of ruling the kingdom.
As sister and brother, Carys and Andreus have always kept each other safe—from their secrets, from the court, and from the monsters lurking in the mountains beyond the kingdom’s wall. But the Trial of Succession will test the bonds of trust and family.
With their country and their hearts divided, Carys and Andreus will discover exactly what each will do to win the crown. How long before suspicion takes hold and the thirst for power leads to the ultimate betrayal?