Blind by Rachel DeWoskin | DNF Book Review


Why'd I Pick This Book To Read? I was offered a netgalley review copy of Blind by Rachel DeWoskin. I thought the premise sounded interesting because it's about a girl who suddenly goes blind and has to adjust her life. Also, the blurb compares it to Looking For Alaska and I loved Looking For … [continue]

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.


Wildthorn by Jane Eagland | Book Review


I am very embarrassed to admit that an ARC of Wildthorn has been sitting in my house unread since 2010. I think most normal bloggers take review copies that have been on their pile that long and cull them because if you aren’t interested enough to read the book within four years of receiving it, what’s […]


Isla Is (Coming) Here Blog Tour | Graphic Novels Recommended Reading


Here is the thing — I am the absolute worst at doing things on time, especially when I am facing some life distractions. No details here, but suffice to say this post is a day late and a dollar short and my apologies to everyone who expected it on Wednesday (sidebar: how is it already […]

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