Book Review: Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller

Verdict: 4/5 stars That was a lot of fun! It's true that the narration skews towards the young in young adult (some passages really do read like middle grade) and the romantic subplot is pretty instalove-y, but, gosh darn it, this was just such an entertaining, fast-paced, swashbuckling adventure that I'm willing to mostly look past all that. … Continue reading Book Review: Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller

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Book Review: Daughter of the Burning City

Verdict: 3/5 stars *shrugs* It was fine. It wasn't amazing, stellar, above average, but there was nothing particularly terrible about it either. Reading it was a perfectly okay experience, but I really doubt I'll remember much about this in a few weeks. All in all, a solidly average book. Sorina is the adopted daughter of … Continue reading Book Review: Daughter of the Burning City

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books I Want My Future Children to Read

It's Tuesday! Actually, as I'm writing this, it's Saturday, but I will be very busy taking the DELF on Monday and Tuesday, (Wish me luck!) so it's do this now or don't get it done at all. This week's Top Ten Tuesday prompt is about which books you want your future children to read. (Want? … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books I Want My Future Children to Read

Book Review: Medicine Walk by Richard Wagamese

VERDICT: FIVE STARS I am at a loss for words. This was incredible. It was beautiful and heartbreaking and thoughtful and so many other things. The plot is simple. Franklin, a teenage boy old beyond his years, is asked by his drunkard father to bring him into the wilderness to die. As they travel, his … Continue reading Book Review: Medicine Walk by Richard Wagamese

Top Ten Tuesday (Thursday): Ten Characters That Would Make Great Leaders

Today's Top Ten Tuesday Thursday (I've been sick! And also lazy!) is about leaders. Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly thing (meme? tag? who knows) run by The Broke and the Bookish. You can find more out about it here. Today's (technically, Tuesday's, but I DO WHAT I WANT) prompt is ten character who would make great leaders. … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday (Thursday): Ten Characters That Would Make Great Leaders

Book Review: Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

VERDICT: 4.5 STARS   I really enjoyed this. It felt like a very introspective novel, more driven by Aza's inner conflict than any outer plot. Yes, there is something about a missing billionaire, but all the external events really just serve to further develop the characters, which are amazing. This book is really (to me) … Continue reading Book Review: Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten (OK, Four) Characters You Should be for Halloween

Happy Halloween! It's rainy, everything is dying, and, also, they're selling pumpkin pies at the grocery store! What better time for curling up with a book and also an entire pumpkin pie all for yourself, which you can eat while you read said book, providing that the LOCAL GROCERY STORE ISN'T ALL OUT OF THEM. … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Ten (OK, Four) Characters You Should be for Halloween

Book Review – The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo

There are stories we all know. The ones with once upon a time and wishing on stars and happily ever afters. These are not those stories. It should not surprise anyone that Leigh Bardugo is amazing, and these stories are just as amazing as that. They're dark and bittersweet and, yes, thorny, but they ring … Continue reading Book Review – The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo