Reign of the Fallen by Sarah Glenn Marsh

Apparently I missed the memo that said this book was about a ‘bisexual necromancer’ and that was pretty much all everyone was talking about, because I don’t really hang out in social media for my book blogging. As such, I went into this book expecting a story about a necromancer who slays and then raises […]

Beasts Made of Night

The concept for this book is totally awesome. A Nigerian-inspired fantasy about young gifted people (‘aki’) who literally fight and Eat the sin summoned from others, absolving them and taking on the guilt themselves. That’s a show-stopping, rousing elevator pitch if ever I heard one. Unfortunately, the concept is all this book has going for […]

I Want to Join the Undead Girl Gang

Mila Flores is just about as outcast as a teenage girl can get: the opposite of popular, she’s Latina, fat, a Goth, a practicing witch, and her only friend lives above a funeral parlour. So when that BFF shows up dead in a suspected suicide pact with her high school’s resident Mean Girls, Mila takes […]

Where Is That Kid From ‘Matilda’ Now?

I don’t really review autobiographies or memoirs on this blog, it’s largely devoted to YA fiction, but these memoirs are written by the child actress who played, among other roles, beloved Matilda, Natalie in Mrs Doubtfire, and Susan from the remake of Miracle on 34th Street. Her name is Mara Wilson and she has some […]

The Glittering Court: Not So Much Court, Not So Much Glitter

The Glittering Court: Not So Much Court, Not So Much Glitter

SUMMARY To escape an arranged marriage, a countess impersonates her housemaid and joins the Glittering Court, an exclusive finishing school for lower class girls, teaching them to be worthy wives for the new nobility of Adoria, a new settlement across the sea. But Adelaide’s subterfuge is detected by the handsome Cedric Thorn, son of the […]

Blitz + Giveaway: The Glittering Court by Richelle Mead

Blitz + Giveaway: The Glittering Court by Richelle Mead

I’m a big fan of Richelle Mead’s Young Adult fiction, having read and enjoyed Vampire Academy (yes, even the film!), Bloodlines, and Soundless. I’m really excited that THE GLITTERING COURT releases today and I have a special giveaway to share as well as an exclusive excerpt! The giveaway is for a signed copy of the […]

OMG Shakespeare

OMG Shakespeare

I’m not as familiar with Macbeth as someone who calls themselves a ‘Shakespeare scholar’ should be. I studied the play at University and I love watching film interpretations, but it’s been a while since I’ve seen one and I confess I’d forgotten some of the more important facts. I also am a complete n00b when […]

Soundless by Richelle Mead

Soundless by Richelle Mead

SUMMARY Trapped atop a mountain, Fei finds when her hearing returns that she is the only person who can help her deaf community who are slowly being worked to death in dangerous mines in exchange for barely enough food to survive. WORLDBUILDING I loved the worldbuilding in Soundless. I loved how bleak Fei’s initial mountain […]

Book Review: The Ruby Circle by Richelle Mead

Book Review: The Ruby Circle by Richelle Mead

SUMMARY Sydney and Adrian search for a kidnapped Jill but are sidetracked by various obstacles. Someone’s out to get revenge on Sydney while Adrian tries to limit his magic use. WORLDBUILDING What can I say about Richelle Mead’s Vampire Academy world that I haven’t said before? I’m taken with it. Smitten. If a fake world […]