Book Breakdown

Book Breakdown: A Skinfull of Shadows

Goodreads | Amazon Release Date: September 21, 2017 Summary: A Skinful of Shadows is a dark YA historical fantasy set in the early part of the English Civil War. Makepeace is an illegitimate daughter of the aristocratic Fellmotte family, and as such, she shares their unique hereditary gift: the capacity to be possessed by ghosts.… Continue reading Book Breakdown: A Skinfull of Shadows

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Rants

Confessions of a Plus-Size Reader: On YA and Body Diversity (Again)

Maybe this is a dead horse and I'm still beating it with a stick. Maybe the turnip is out of blood. Maybe aforementioned dead horse has already bolted from the stable I just locked. Maybe the milk has spilt all over to carpet and I'm just sitting here sobbing. Are we done now? Because I'm… Continue reading Confessions of a Plus-Size Reader: On YA and Body Diversity (Again)

Reviews

Review: Flame in the Mist

3/4 The only daughter of a prominent samurai, Mariko has always known she’d been raised for one purpose and one purpose only: to marry. Never mind her cunning, which rivals that of her twin brother, Kenshin, or her skills as an accomplished alchemist. Since Mariko was not born a boy, her fate was sealed the… Continue reading Review: Flame in the Mist

Book Breakdown

Book Breakdown: Retribution Rails

Goodreads | Amazon I read Vengeance Road roughly a year ago I think, and I really enjoyed it. Something about the Wild West and good-old fashioned shoot em' outs have always appealed to me. So the release of a companion novel set in the same setting/world is exciting. If you're into the aesthetics of the… Continue reading Book Breakdown: Retribution Rails

Give Me Five Friday

Give Me Five Friday: 5 Books to Break Your Heart

My friends tell me I’m a picky reader. Sometimes I’m inclined to agree, but usually I don’t. I read so many books that I enjoy, love, and cherish, but when you read as much as I do eventually you reach a point where it takes an actually good book to earn those 5 star ratings,… Continue reading Give Me Five Friday: 5 Books to Break Your Heart

Reading Lists

June TBR

So, with May in the wraps it’s time for me to look to June and pick out the reading list for this coming month. Honestly, I’m super excited about it, since this is my first proper summer with monthly reading lists and me staying mostly on track. Last month I had the unintentional theme of… Continue reading June TBR

Reviews

Book Review: The Wrath and the Dawn

2/5 *Taken from Goodreads* In a land ruled by a murderous boy-king, each dawn brings heartache to a new family. Khalid, the eighteen-year-old Caliph of Khorasan, is a monster. Each night he takes a new bride only to have a silk cord wrapped around her throat come morning. When sixteen-year-old Shahrzad's dearest friend falls victim… Continue reading Book Review: The Wrath and the Dawn

Reviews

Review: The Book Thief

4/5 *Taken from Goodreads* It’s just a small story really, about among other things: a girl, some words, an accordionist, some fanatical Germans, a Jewish fist-fighter, and quite a lot of thievery. . . . Set during World War II in Germany, Markus Zusak’s groundbreaking new novel is the story of Liesel Meminger, a foster… Continue reading Review: The Book Thief

Reviews

Book Review: Ten Thousand Skies Above You

4/5 *Taken from Goodreads* Ever since she used the Firebird, her parents' invention, to cross into alternate dimensions, Marguerite has caught the attention of enemies who will do anything to force her into helping them dominate the multiverse—even hurting the people she loves. She resists until her boyfriend, Paul, is attacked and his consciousness scattered… Continue reading Book Review: Ten Thousand Skies Above You

Author Speaks, Rants

Agonies and Annoyances: Romanticizing Male Love Interests

Maybe I'm not the best person for this post. I make it known that I'm not a love story, happy ending, teenage drama kind of book reader. (There is the occasional exception, like Anna and the French Kiss) But I'm here to say, for all the shippers that like to dominate YA, your boy ain't… Continue reading Agonies and Annoyances: Romanticizing Male Love Interests