Book List: Man in Uniform Romance

A lot of people love romance novels. And a lot of people also love a man in uniform. These then are your perfect combination. Descriptions from goodreads. If You Ask Me by Libby Hubscher Genre: Romance Average Goodreads Rating: 3.55 Violet Covington pens Dear Sweetie, the most popular advice column in the state of North…… Continue reading Book List: Man in Uniform Romance

Book List: Brainwashing

One more day to Halloween! One more book list for the month. To me, one of the scariest things is the possibility of being brainwashed/mind controlled into doing or believing something. These are books that deal with that. The Program by Suzanne Young Genre: YA Average Goodreads Rating: 4.5 Suicide is an epidemic. If Sloane…… Continue reading Book List: Brainwashing

Book List: Enemies to Lovers

Today’s list is dedicated to a trope that is scary good. The Cruel Prince by Holly Black Genre: Fantasy Average Goodreads Rating: 4.09 Jude grew up in the faerie land with her adoptive father–a red cap who killed her parents. Being a mortal in the land is hard when everyone looks down on her–especially evil…… Continue reading Book List: Enemies to Lovers

Why Are Parents in YA Books Always Dead?

Seriously. Haven’t you ever noticed the pattern? From children’s chapter books to YA books, the main character seems to always have at least one dead parent. The orphan character has become an archetype that we tend to know and love–Anne of Green Gables, Harry Potter, Orphan Annie. But why is this, and is it necessary?…… Continue reading Why Are Parents in YA Books Always Dead?

Book List: “Inside is Safe” Dystipias

Since I was twelve, I’ve loved all things dystopias. How dark can the future get? Okay, maybe today it’s more reality than science fiction but I still like reading them. Especially the kind were the government tries to keep you “inside” the community. Don’t go past the wall…there’s danger out there. And of course, it’s…… Continue reading Book List: “Inside is Safe” Dystipias

A Non-Comprehensive List of Things I Want to See Less of in Books

A while ago I did a post about things I want to see more of in books. You can read that here. I thought I’d do the opposite now. These are things I’m just sick of reading about. “She let out the breath she didn’t know she was holding.” Love triangles between the girl-next-door, the…… Continue reading A Non-Comprehensive List of Things I Want to See Less of in Books

Book Review: City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare (Walker Books)

I finally went on to continue my exploration of the Shadowhunter series! Nope, these are not rereads. I never read these books before, though I have no idea why, except for the fact I just didn’t hear about them. Don’t ask me how. Maybe I was just too caught up in Twilight and The Hunger…… Continue reading Book Review: City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare (Walker Books)

Bookish Halloween Costumes

We are in the midst of October and I’m sure all the parties will start soon if they haven’t already! If you don’t have an idea for a costume yet, might I suggest being a book character? There’s a plethora of ideas out there. Here are some fun ideas–with pictures from Pinterest/Google to give you…… Continue reading Bookish Halloween Costumes

Book List: Books Set During the Witch Trials

For the rest of the month, I’m going to try to fit the “spooky season” theme. Halloween is my favorite holiday and it starts October 1! I like to be surrounded by all things creepy, and that includes my reading choices. And what’s more fitting than witches? What’s more scary than a community turning their…… Continue reading Book List: Books Set During the Witch Trials

Book Review: Invisible Ghosts by Robyn Schneider (Katherine Tegen Books)

I’m finally starting my spooky season reads! What better way to start than a book about a ghost? Invisible Ghosts by Robyn Schneider, published by Katherine Tegen Books, is a story mainly about grielf and letting go. Rose’s brother died four years ago and in the wake of that bereavment, she isolated herself from her…… Continue reading Book Review: Invisible Ghosts by Robyn Schneider (Katherine Tegen Books)