Contemporary Realistic Fiction · Review · Young Adult

American Panda by Gloria Chao | Book Review

Through a combination of reading the synopsis and several reviews, I decided that I wanted to borrow American Panda, by Gloria Chao, from the library and read it. Having graduated high school a year early, Mei is starting her first semester at MIT on the pre-med path her Taiwanese parents chose for her. She struggles….

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Book Tags · Fanfiction

2nd Half (July – December) Fanfiction Reading Challenge Link-Up

Welcome to the Second Half Link-up for the 2018 Fanfiction Reading Challenge, hosted by me, Carrie @ Cat on the Bookshelf. Welcome, challenge participants and fanfic lovers! Since everyone is recording their progress on the challenge differently, I will still continue the link-up for anyone who wants to link up what they’ve read, but this will… Continue reading 2nd Half (July – December) Fanfiction Reading Challenge Link-Up

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I Want a Novella for Sausun, the Niqabi Ninja

In S.K. Ali’s Saints and Misfits, Sausun is the niqabi woman or teen (I’m not sure her age) who believes Janna and gives her the confidence to face her monster, Farooq. She’s there in the book, but she suddenly reaches prominence toward the end when she rescues and helps Janna. Sausun is more than a… Continue reading I Want a Novella for Sausun, the Niqabi Ninja

Modern Fantasy · Review · Young Adult

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi | Audiobook Review

After reading very little young adult fantasy for a while, it was wonderful to read Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi, read by Bahni Turpin. Inspired by West African mythology, Adeyemi created a world where the magic-users, Magi, have been oppressed and magic has been almost wiped off the face of the earth. Zélie….

Young Adult

5 YA Books Where Letters Are Important to the Plot

*This post contains links to book reviews on this blog. Letters tend to be personal messages to oneself or to someone important to them. In the case of literature, they can make up the entire story, drive the plot, show character development, and many other things. Today I am listing five young adult books where letters… Continue reading 5 YA Books Where Letters Are Important to the Plot

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Sunshine Blogger Award #2

The Summer Solstice is today, so happy summer! I can’t say I love the season, mostly because of the sun, the heat, and the resurrection of the worst of insect life. But enough about that. I’m back with another blog award. Gayathri from Elgee Writes nominated me for the Sunshine Blogger Award a few months ago, though I… Continue reading Sunshine Blogger Award #2

Modern Fantasy · Review · Young Adult

The Mortal Instruments: The Graphic Novel, Vol. 1 by Cassandra Clare and Cassandra Jean | Book Review

I’ve been a fan of Cassandra Clare’s The Mortal Instruments for years now, though I can’t get into the spin-off series or enjoy the TV show. Another adaptation has been added to the world with The Mortal Instruments: The Graphic Novel, Vol. 1. Once I spotted this graphic….

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Five Thrilling Harry Potter Fanfics by The Fictionist

I’ve been on a fanfic binge since mid-May, so I want to talk some more about fanfiction. When I’m not reading Drarry fanfics, I like seeing AU interactions between He Who Must Not Be Named and Harry Potter. One of my favorite fanfic authors is The Fictionist, and she satisfies my need for seeing those… Continue reading Five Thrilling Harry Potter Fanfics by The Fictionist