January, 2017 Archive

New Release – Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake

Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake is a book I’ve heard a lot about. Many bloggers and booktubers have already talked about it, usually with glowing reviews. The local library normally has it on proud display when it isn’t checked out by a patron. I picked this book up out of curiosity. A dark tale of three sisters vying to be queen, each dead set to murder the other one in order to gain the throne, sounded quite intriguing. And so, I quickly made a point to check the book out from my library. Continue Reading

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January 31, 2017

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New Release: Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake

Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake is a book I’ve heard a lot about. Many bloggers and booktubers have already talked about it, usually with glowing reviews. The local library normally has it on proud display when it isn’t checked out by a patron. I picked this book up out of curiosity. I could get behind a dark tale of three sisters vying to be queen, each dead set to murder the other one.

Only problem is, that isn’t what I got at all.

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January 31, 2017

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Review – Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire

Every Heart a Doorway is a novella written by Seanan McGuire. This is a tale where all the doors to other worlds are real. The Narnia’s, the Wonderlands – all of these exist. But this isn’t a story of wonderful fantasy lands and the little girls and boys who fall into them. This is a story of what happens afterwards, once they fall back into our world sometimes older, perhaps a little wiser, but most definitely changed. Continue Reading

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January 28, 2017

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Review: Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire

Every Heart a Doorway is a novella written by Seanan McGuire. This is a tale where all the doors to other worlds are real. The Narnia’s, the Wonderlands – all of these exist. But this isn’t a story of wonderful fantasy lands and the little girls and boys who fall into them. This is a story of what happens afterwards, once they fall back into our world sometimes older, perhaps a little wiser, but most definitely changed. Continue Reading

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January 28, 2017

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Throwback Thursday: The Well of Ascension (Mistborn #2)

Returning to the world of Vin, Elend and the rest of Kelsier’s crew was enjoyable and it kept me hooked on this series. The action is still there, the characters are still well written and the story only gets more complicated from here on out.

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January 26, 2017

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Review: Me, Earl & The Dying Girl

All most kids want to do is survive high school without being noticed (or if they’re noticed, for the right things) or made fun of (because no one wants to be laughed at). This is exactly what Greg Gaines wants, to survive and escape criticism. Unfortunately it is not so simple (it never is.)

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January 24, 2017

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Review – Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

There’s something to be said for having a library a block and a half away from my apartment, especially when the nearest bookstore is a half an hour away. It’s saved me on more than one occasion when I need the sequel to book I just finished.

This time was certainly no exception. Gemina by Amie Kaufmann and Jay Kristoff was just put on the shelf, the book so new that it didn’t yet have a library card sleeve in the back. (Yeah, my library still uses those, only sans the actual library card. Why? Great question.) So I picked it up, brought it home, and read all 672 pages in one sitting to the awe and disbelief of my husband.

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January 21, 2017

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New Release: Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

There’s something to be said for having a library a block and a half away from my apartment, especially when the nearest bookstore is a half an hour away. It’s saved me on more than one occasion when I need the sequel to book I just finished.

This time was certainly no exception. Gemina by Amie Kaufmann and Jay Kristoff was just put on the shelf, the book so new that it didn’t yet have a library card sleeve in the back. (Yeah, my library still uses those, only sans the actual library card. Why? Great question.) So I picked it up, brought it home, and read all 672 pages in one sitting to the awe and disbelief of my husband.

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January 21, 2017

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Review: Shackled

When I want a thriller book I can be pretty picky. To that end picking up Schackled by Tom Leveen was a great decision. A distressed main character, a driving force behind all of the character’s actions and an intriguing plot had me hooked quickly and I must say that this was the perfect, quick, thriller I had hoped it would be. 

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January 17, 2017

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Review – Pawn's Gambit: And Other Stratagems by Timothy Zahn

Timothy Zahn is a name I’ve heard often when speaking with friends about books. Half a shelf at my local library is dedicated to his work. Yet I’ve never picked up a single one of his books. Well, okay. I probably read one of the Star War’s novels he wrote, but I haven’t read any of those since my dad first sat me down and watched the original trilogy with me. Pawn’s Gambit: And Other Strategems is the first Timothy Zahn book I’ve read, or, at least, remember reading. And I wasn’t disappointed. Continue Reading

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January 15, 2017

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