I was so excited to receive the ARC of A Shadow Bright and Burning in the mail. I’d heard such good things and the cover was beautiful and the plot sounded so unique. I wasn’t disappointed. I really liked it. So let’s talk about it, shall we? My Review First, I loved the main character, Henrietta Howel. She had this strong, fiery (lol) personality. (Sidenote: Why is “fiery” spelled differently than “fire”??? Okay, anyway). I just really liked her. I felt she was really believable and honest. She kind of has it rough. She starts out as kind of a governess at this strict school, and there are […]
Let’s start with this statement: My favorite books are the ones that intrigue me, that provoke me to think long after I’ve read them, that make me start talking about it to my roommate who doesn’t really care but I just talk at her anyway. And this book did that for me. In a really interesting way. So let’s discuss, shall we? The focus of this book is on the teens who are in the backstory of what we usually read in YA books. There’s the crazy, unique, paranormal story happening—but that’s not really what’s important. The main characters are just a group […]
We are excited to announce that the young adult novel Poet Anderson…Of Nightmares by Tom DeLonge and Suzanne Young is now available for sale! Welcome to my tour stop, be sure to stop by the tour page for the full schedule. My Favorite Quotes I love quotes. So to find so many beautifully-written and imaginative lines is a wonderful thing. Here are some of my favorite quotes from this book: He was surrounded by love, and he used that power to create. “I love this old tree,” Alan said, running his hand over the twisted bark of its trunk as he stood […]
I read The Diviners in anticipation of the sequel coming out this month! It has super good reviews and the description seemed so interesting to me. 1920s. Flappers. Ghosts. Serial murders. Paranormal powers. So I grabbed it up my library and started reading with high hopes–despite the monster that it is at almost 600 pages. And I was not disappointed by this book at all! I have never read anything like it before.
I FINISHED THIS TRILOGY. In three weeks, I might add. And it’s a monster. The second was the longest of the year so far at 518, and then the third (this one) was even longer at 613. BUT I did it, all in June (in compliance with my Summer of Series goal). But, yes, I did. And I’m proud. And I loved this series. So much. I hold this characters is my heart. But let’s talk about the third one specifically: Dreams of Gods and Monsters. I really enjoyed it. Like basically everything good I’ve said in the first two books (here and here) […]
Days of Blood and Starlight is the second book in the Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy. Like the first, I loved it. Taylor has such a way of building this beautiful, yet horrible world. Normal yet fantastical. Familiar yet entirely new. And the second one didn’t disappoint