• Blog Tour: 4 Reasons to Read The Sea of Ink & Gold Series by Traci Chee

    Traci Chee’s Sea of Ink & Gold follows the story of Sefia, a young girl whose father is brutally murdered, prompting her to flee with her aunt Nin with a mysterious object in tow. As if losing both her parents wasn’t bad enough, Aunt Nin is kidnapped and Sefia finds herself alone, left to figure out why her family’s being torn… [read on]

    Blog Tour: 4 Reasons to Read The Sea of Ink & Gold Series by Traci Chee
  • I’m quitting blogging. And that’s okay.

    Well, perhaps quitting is the wrong word to use. For one, I can’t bring myself to delete this blog no matter how hard I try, which means I have something holding me back. Maybe it’s the years of hard work I’ve put into it, or maybe it’s my unconscious’s way of telling me that I’m not really done just yet. Who knows.… [read on]

    I’m quitting blogging. And that’s okay.
  • 5 Fantasy Tropes I Love

    Fantasy (more specifically high fantasy) is one of those genres that I can never have enough of. Whether it’s television, the big screen, or books, fantasy is the one thing I always return to when I’m feeling uninspired or slump-y. And because I’m such a big fan of such a vast genre, I obviously have favorite tropes that I always… [read on]

    5 Fantasy Tropes I Love

Krampus by Brom – Review

Title: Krampus Author: Brom Genre: Fantasy  Summary:One Christmas Eve in a small hollow in Boone County, West Virginia, struggling songwriter Jesse Walker witnesses a strange spectacle: seven devilish figures chasing a man in a red suit toward a sleigh and eight reindeer. When the reindeer leap skyward, taking the sleigh, devil men, and Santa into the clouds, screams follow. Moments later, a large…

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Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater – Review

Name: Shiver (Wolves of Mercy Falls #1) Author: Maggie Stiefvater Genre: Young Adult | Paranormal | Romance Summary:For years, Grace has watched the wolves in the woods behind her house. One yellow-eyed wolf—her wolf—is a chilling presence she can’t seem to live without. Meanwhile, Sam has lived two lives: In winter, the frozen woods, the protection of the pack, and the silent company…

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Naked by David Sedaris – Review

Name: Naked Author: David Sedaris Genre: Non-fiction | Memoir | Humor Summary: Welcome to the hilarious, strange, elegiac, outrageous world of David Sedaris. In Naked, Sedaris turns the mania for memoir on its ear, mining the exceedingly rich terrain of his life, his family, and his unique worldview-a sensibility at once take-no-prisoners sharp and deeply charitable. A tart-tongued mother does dead-on imitations of her…

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Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson – Review

Title: Speak Author: Laurie Halse Anderson Genre: Young Adult | Contemporary Summary: Melinda Sordino busted an end-of-summer party by calling the cops. Now her old friends won’t talk to her, and people she doesn’t even know hate her from a distance. The safest place to be is alone, inside her own head. But even that’s not safe. Because there’s something she’s trying not to…

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The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness – Review

Title: The Knife of Never Letting Go (Chaos Walking Trilogy #1) Author: Patrick Ness Genre: Young Adult | SciFi – Dystopian  Summary: Todd Hewitt is the only boy in a town of men. Ever since the settlers were infected with the Noise germ, Todd can hear everything the men think, and they hear everything he thinks. Todd is just a month away from becoming…

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The Earth, My Butt and Other Big Round Things by Carolyn Mackler – Review

Title: The Earth, My Butt and Other Big Round Things by Carolyn Mackler Author: Carolyn Mackler Genre: Young Adult | Contemporary Summary: Fifteen-year-old Virginia Shreves has a larger-than-average body and a plus-size inferiority complex, especially when she compares herself to her slim, brilliant, picture-perfect family. But that’s before a shocking phone call — and a horrifying allegation — about her rugby-star brother changes everything….

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Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta – Review

Title: Jellicoe Road Author: Melina Marchetta Genre: Young Adult | Contemporary | Mystery Summary: At age eleven, Taylor Markham was abandoned by her mother. At fourteen, she ran away from boarding school, only to be tracked down and brought back by a mysterious stranger. Now seventeen, Taylor’s the reluctant leader of her school’s underground community, whose annual territory war with the Townies and visiting…

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The Infinite Moment of Us by Lauren Myracle – Review

Title: The Infinite Moment of Us Author: Lauren Myracle Genre: Young Adult | Romance | Contemporary Summary: For as long as she can remember, Wren Gray’s goal has been to please her parents. But as high school graduation nears, so does an uncomfortable realization: Pleasing her parents once overlapped with pleasing herself, but now… not so much. Wren needs to honor her own desires,…

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Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo – Review

Title: Shadow and Bone (Grisha Trilogy #1) Author: Leigh Bardugo Genre: Young Adult | Fantasy Summary: Surrounded by enemies, the once-great nation of Ravka has been torn in two by the Shadow Fold, a swath of near impenetrable darkness crawling with monsters who feast on human flesh. Now its fate may rest on the shoulders of one lonely refugee. Alina Starkov has never been…

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Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews – Review

Title: Me and Earl and the Dying Girl Author: Jesse Andrews Summary: Greg Gaines is the last master of high school espionage, able to disappear at will into any social environment. He has only one friend, Earl, and together they spend their time making movies, their own incomprehensible versions of Coppola and Herzog cult classics. Until Greg’s mother forces him to rekindle his…

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