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)

Reading Lists

Bedtime Bites: Books to Read Before Bedtime

Over the summer I was challenging myself to read a book a night, mostly to work my way through the piles of children's and middle grade books I've stockpiled through the years. So I'll be doing a few of these posts to give you all a list of books (four at a time) that you… Continue reading Bedtime Bites: Books to Read Before Bedtime

Author Audit, Rants, Reviews

Author Audit: Katie Alender

While I was at work the other day I was rehashing some of my recent reads in my head. One of the books was by an author that I had read several books by, but I had never heard of her before I found her books. That seems to be a prevalent theme in my… Continue reading Author Audit: Katie Alender

Book Tags

Books to Read in Pairs

When I saw this tag on my reader I thought it said "Books to Read in Paris" and since I didn't see Anna and the French Kiss in the banner I got really offended and clicked on it in my rage. After reading Thrice Read's intro I soon released my mistake and calmed down enough… Continue reading Books to Read in Pairs

Reviews

Review: Au Revoir, Crazy European Chic

Ferris Bueller meets La Femme Nikita in this funny, action-packed young adult novel. It’s prom night—and Perry just wants to stick to his own plan and finally play a much-anticipated gig with his band in the Big Apple. But when his mother makes him take Gobija Zaksauskas—their quiet, geeky Lithuanian exchange student—to the prom, he… Continue reading Review: Au Revoir, Crazy European Chic

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 Tags

The Your Favorite Music Tag: Books and Music -> a perfect combination

This tag was created by Debbie from Debbie’s Library and as much as I seem to avoid book tags on my blog I thought this one was pretty cool! While I wasn't tagged I did see that Lia from Lost in a Story (which is who I got the Down the TBR Hole tag from)… Continue reading The Your Favorite Music Tag: Books and Music -> a perfect combination

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

Reviews

Review: Lola and the Boy Next Door

  1/5 Budding designer Lola Nolan doesn’t believe in fashion... she believes in costume. The more expressive the outfit — more sparkly, more fun, more wild — the better. But even though Lola’s style is outrageous, she’s a devoted daughter and friend with some big plans for the future. And everything is pretty perfect (right… Continue reading Review: Lola and the Boy Next Door