Have you seen more references to Harry Potter, Twilight, or other fandoms in YA books this decade? I think it’s a good trend when it’s done right. I enjoy it more when the book celebrates fandom, and it’s usually about a fictional fan culture. These are cool to read because it speaks to the fan… Continue reading Books That Celebrate Fandom
I saw this tag floating around over a year ago, and I’ve wanted to do it since I read the first book in the Shades of Magic series. For those who don’t know, this book series was written by V.E. Schwab, and it’s about four worlds that intersect at London. Each world has it’s own… Continue reading Four London Book Tag
I finally read The Wicked King, by Holly Black, and it was an amazing political story. The second book of The Folk of the Air series starts months into Jude’s bargain with Cardan. She’s running the kingdom and trying to keep the new king in check with his vow of obedience.
I have mixed feelings about how to rate Jon Skovron’s Misfit. On the one hand, the writing isn’t good and the plot is predictable and not satisfying. On the other hand, I know a younger version of myself and at least one of her friends might have enjoyed it.
It’s been a while since I’ve participated in a book tag, but this one looked like a lot of fun, taking quizzes and whatnot. I originally saw this on Books in the Skye and it was created by The Laughing Listener. I’m not going to tag anyone, but you can consider yourself tagged if you… Continue reading The Identity Crisis Book Tag
It’s been a long time since I read a fantasy book that included war and flight and that focused on women. I was more enticed to read Claire Eliza Bartlett’s We Rule the Night when it said one of the girls had been caught disguising herself as a man to join the military.
Wires and Nerve, by Marissa Meyer, is the latest installment in The Lunar Chronicles, featuring an android who tracks down rebel wolf-hybrid soldiers who are threatening the peace. I never read any of The Lunar Chronicles, but I knew Cinder was a Cinderella retelling, so I figured the graphic novel was another….
Yesterday was the end of June, so it’s time to wrap up June. Instead of reviewing my reading and blogging month, I want to focus on featuring some awesome posts around the book blogosphere. To start this off, there were a few good posts about blogging. Pamela from Reverie Society teaches you how to develop… Continue reading Interesting Finds in the Blogosphere of June 2019
A year after the deadliest high school shooting in U.S. history, the students and teachers of Marjory Stoneman Douglas share their stories of the shooting and its aftermath in Parkland Speaks: Survivors from Marjory Stoneman Douglas Share Their Stories, edited by MSD teacher Sarah Lerner. The book is a collection of….
We’re halfway through the year, which means we’re long overdue for a Fanfiction Reading Challenge Check-in. It’s been four months since I posted something for the check-in. I haven’t read any fanfiction in months, so I’m behind on my challenges. I know that I go through waves of reading or not reading fanfic, but I… Continue reading June 2019 Fanfiction Reading Challenge Check-in