The Dire King Blog Tour: Book Review

I had the awesome opportunity to participate in The Fantastic Flying Book Club’s blog tour of the final Jackaby book The Dire King, which hit shelves earlier this week. If you haven’t been following the tour, here’s the tour link to where you can read people’s creative posts, interviews and book reviews. Plus, stay tuned until the…

A Reader’s Guide to the Old Kingdom

When Sabriel was published in 1995, it introduced a younger generation to fantasy books and influenced many current YA authors like Leigh Bardugo, Brandon Sanderson, Sarah J. Maas and others. With five books currently in the series and with more to come, there’s a few ways you can read the series. So if you’re not sure where…

T5W: Books Before Blogging

This topic was an interesting one for me. Having been in the blogging community for a little over 6 months now, I had to dig through my read books to see what books I loved before creating my blog. It’s a huge list and I know I’ve mentioned many of these on my blog. So…

A Reader’s Guide to Brandon Sanderson

He finished a long running fantasy series. He’s a college professor. Since his first novel publication in 2005, Brandon Sanderson has soared to the top of being of the most acclaimed, respected and amazing fantasy authors. But I know many people are confused of where to start with his books. Many of them are large…

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…