Currently Reading + Exciting News!

Happy Friday everyone! I hope your week has been going great. I decided to do an off the fly “Currently Reading” speel plus some recent exciting news. Here’s the scoop: I have been selected by The Fantastic Flying Book Club (FFBC on Twitter) to be on The Dire King blog tour! When I saw the email, I…

5 Reasons to Read In the Shadows of Blackbirds

Title: In The Shadow of Blackbirds Genre: YA Historical Fiction/Paranormal Release Date: April 2, 2013 Pages: 387 Awards: William C. Morris YA Debut Nominee (2013), Bram Stoker for Best Young Adult Novel winner (2014), Oregon Spirit Book Award for Young Adults (2013), Missouri Gateway Readers Nominee (2013)       Goodreads Synopsis: In 1918, the world…

New York Times by the Book Tag

I saw this going around for a while on Booktube, and knowing me, forgot about it. Then the awesome Heather @ the Sassy Book Geek do it and I really wanted to put my two cents in. If there’s any repeats, sorry lol. Let’s get going! 1. What book is on your nightstand right now?…

Seraphina and the Black Cloak Audio Book Review

Title: Seraphina and the Black Cloak (Seraphina #1) Genre: Middle Grade Fantasy Release Date: July 14, 2015 Narrator: Cassandra Campbell Listening Time: 8 hours, 40 minutes     I have seen this series floating a bit on Booktube as the books have been coming out. I hadn’t read middle grade since I was the proper…

T5W: Second Book is Best

The group has talked about series that are worth it, favorite finales and such. But many of us don’t usually like the middle books in series. But this topic highlights your favorite “second books.” I’m slightly cheating on this, since most series I’m mentioning are longer than a trilogy. But these are the books in…

August Monthly Recommendations: Oldies

With the recent T5W post being about your favorite children’s books, it really got me nostalgic. Then, the Monthly Recommendations group labeled this month as “Oldies.” I’m a huge nostalgia person and was over the moon with a couple “memory lane” posts pretty close together. So here’s some books and series published before 2010 that…

Six Months Later: Reflecting on Blogging

Hi guys! I wanted to take quick moment to announce that I’ve had my blog for 6 months now! When I started this blog back in Funerary, I had no idea of what would happen. But looking back, these last 6 months have been fun. It’s been nice to have a structure with my reviews,…

July Wrap Up 2017+ August TBR

Another month goes bye bye. This month was the lowest read books this month. My husband and I had company stay with us next to each other for a good amount of the month so I didn’t read a ton. It was also an okay reading month; I didn’t love one audio book, DNF’d a…

Double Review: Goldenhand+ Invictus (And ARC Thoughts)

Title: Goldenhand (Abhorsen #5) Genre: YA Fantasy Publication Date: October 11, 2016 Format: Audio Book Narrator: Heather Wilds Listening Time: 11 hours, 34 mins       No synopsis for this book since it’s book 5 in the series, technically book 4 in chronological order. Read this after the original trilogy, since this is spoilers…

July Monthly Recommendations: Auto Read Authors

This month’s topic highlights the authors that we either read everything they write/buy everything they publish or they can be an author who only has one novel out and you’re dying to read more from them. All the authors on this list are ones I’ve read almost all their works except for a couple; a…

5 Reasons to Read The Passion of Dolssa

Title: The Passion of Dolssa Genre: YA Historical Fiction Published: April 12, 2016 Format: Kindle Book Pages: 447 Awards: Printz Honor Book (2017)       Goodreads Synopsis: Dolssa is an upper-crust city girl with a secret lover and an uncanny gift. Branded a heretic, she’s on the run from the friar who condemned her mother…

T5W: Series that Got Better

Sometimes, the first book in a series can put people off. They want more world building, character development, etc…it’s always a list of why people don’t always like the first book. But this topic shows the series that are worth plowing through to get to the good stuff. My picks do have solid first books,…