The Art Of Wishing by Lindsay Ribar | Book Review

I really like the different places that young adult fantasy books take me. I especially like when young adult fantasy books take on less common mythical creatures and tread some paths that I have not really read before. The Art Of Wishing by Lindsay Ribar is a book that has been on my TBR pile for a … [continue]

The Mirk And Midnight Hour by Jane Nickerson | Audiobook Review


Why Did I Listen To This Book? The Mirk And Midnight Hour by Jane Nickerson is a retelling of Tam Lin, the Scottish ballad. This audiobook appealed to me because it is a retelling with a unique time and place setting. I mean, usually retellings are set in fairytale worlds or they seem to be […]


Blind by Rachel DeWoskin | DNF Book Review


I felt like this book was a bit much for me and I just was not in the mood for it.Blind is just not the book for me, it doesn’t have an exuberance that I enjoy.


Jackaby by William Ritter | Book Review

I feel like I have been anticipating reading Jackaby by William Ritter for like FOREVER. No, but seriously, it was a relatively decent book. Jackaby is described as Sherlock meets Dr. Who. As I’ve watched around fifteen minutes of Dr. Who, have only seen The Great Mouse Detective, I can’t quite testify to the accuracy of that comparison. What I can, however, testify to is the merits and drawbacks that I perceived while reading this book. On the whole, I liked Jackaby, yet it did not entirely gel with me. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a good book that’s worth recommending.


The Witch’s Boy by Kelly Barnhill | Book Review

The Witch’s Boy essentially opens with two little boys who decide to take a raft out on the river and to the sea. Tragedy strikes and one of the boys dies, while the other is left behind. The boy’s mother, a witch, sews his dead brother’s soul to his body and so, Ned, finds words jumbled up when he reads and when he speaks. Despite this, he’s a good boy, brave and pure of heart. Meanwhile, a Bandit King comes along to steal the magic of Ned’s mother, because she has the only magic left in the world in a jar in her house.


Tell Me Again How A Crush Should Feel by Sara Farizan | Book Review

The very first BEA book that I chose to read and finish this year was Tell Me Again How A Crush Should Feel by Sara Farizan. The book is pink and purse sized with lots of chapters, easy to read font and plenty of blank pages between the chapters. I decided I wanted Farizan’s book to be my first BEA read because I was feeling all kinds of We Need Diverse Books enthusiasm and what better way to feed into enthusiasm for such a great project than by reading a book that totally exemplifies diversity. Farizan’s Tell Me Again How A Crush Should Feel hits check boxes on two points – the main character is Iranian American AND happens to be a lesbian. I mean, books with Arab-American characters are rare enough, but with lesbian Arab-American characters? I have found the unicorn of diverse books and that is a very, very good thing.


Finnikin Of The Rock by Melina Marchetta | Book Review


Finnikin Of The Rock is a deeply romantic story of not just Finnikin and the dream walker Evanjalin, but of a people who have suffered unspeakable things who will finally, finally return to their land. This is the story for those who love an underdog.


A Little Something Different by Sandy Hall | Book Review


I straight up thought A Little Something Different was super cute and was super adorable. It was a perfect mid-week read for me — light reading with swoon peppered throughout. Although — confession: I wish there was more kissing.


Boomerang by Noelle August | Book Review


I am so beyond glad that Boomerang by Noelle August showed up in my mailbox. Even if it did not show up, at the current price of $1.99 as of August 12, 2014, I would have purchased it. Sometimes you just really need a light and funny book with the sexytimes. Furthermore, this book is exactly […]


The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater | Audiobook Review


I picked up The Dream Thieves which is the next book in the Raven Cycle on audible because I had recently listened to The Raven Boys and was at a loss for what to listen to next and I knew that I had the book on my shelves and that this would be a much faster way to get to it.

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