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.
Synopsis from Goodreads: In her New York Times bestselling and Morris Award-winning debut, Rachel Hartman introduces mathematical dragons in an alternative-medieval world to fantasy and science-fiction readers of all ages. Eragon-author Christopher Paolini calls them, “Some of the most interesting dragons I’ve read in fantasy.” Four decades of peace have done little to ease the… Continue reading Seraphina by Rachel Hartman
The Prince was written by Niccolò Machiavelli. It was written for Medici, the prince of Florence at the time. The time period was the Renaissance, but has many applications to politics today. He wrote it as a practical guide to ruling, specifically ruling principalities. It is not particularly theoretical or abstract; its prose is simple and… Continue reading The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli
The Golden Lily by Richelle Mead is the second novel in the Bloodlines series. The Bloodlines series is the side series to the Vampire Academy series. This is the synopsis on the inside cover: Sydney would love to go to college, but instead, she’s been sent into hiding at a posh boarding school in Palm… Continue reading The Golden Lily by Richelle Mead
Bloodlines was written by Richelle Mead. It is the first novel in the Bloodlines series. The Bloodlines series is a side series to the Vampire Academy series. Here is the synopsis on the back of the book: Sydney Sage is an Alchemist, one of a group of humans who dabble in magic and serve to… Continue reading Bloodlines by Richelle Mead
Gore Vidal was 86 years old when he died on July 31, 2012, in Los Angeles. The cause of death, according to his nephew, was complications from pneumonia. He was a well-known author, playwright, politician, and commentator. His vast and sharpened range of written works and public remarks were stamped by his immodest wit and… Continue reading Gore Vidal, R.I.P.
Last Sacrifice by Richelle Mead is the sixth and final book in the Vampire Academy series. Spoiler alert! This is the synopsis on the inside cover: Rose Hathaway has always played by her own rules. She broke the law when she ran away from St. Vladimir’s Academy with her best friend and last surviving Dragomir… Continue reading Last Sacrifice by Richelle Mead
Spirit Bound by Richelle Mead is the fifth book in the Vampire Academy series. I’m really sorry, but this will have spoilers. I try to avoid spoilers. This is just how it worked out. The synopsis on the inside cover says: After a long and heartbreaking journey to Siberia, Dimitri’s birthplace, Rose Hathaway has finally… Continue reading Spirit Bound by Richelle Mead
Blood Promise was written by Richelle Mead. It is the fourth book in her Vampire Academy series. The synopsis on the inside cover says: Guardian Rose Hathaway’s life will never be the same. The recent attack on St. Vladimir’s Academy devastated the entire Moroi world. Many are dead. And, for the few victims carried off… Continue reading Blood Promise by Richelle Mead
Shadow Kiss by Richelle Mead is the third book in the Vampire Academy series. This is the synopsis on the back of the book: Rose Hathaway knows it is forbidden to love another guardian. Her best friend, Lissa–the last Dragomir princess–must always come first. Unfortunately, when it comes to gorgeous Dimitri Belikov, some rules are meant… Continue reading Shadow Kiss by Richelle Mead