Book List: Witches

Like I said before, it might be a tad early, but it’s nearly that time of year again. Spooky season is the best season and the perfect time for witchy reads. The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches by Sangu Mandanna Genre: Fantasy Average Goodreads Rating: 4.38 Mika is a witch but she knows to…… Continue reading Book List: Witches

Book List: Werewolves

Happy pumpkin spice season! Autumn (or close enough) is here and it’s my favorite season. It’s time to read spooky books, cozy books, and books with monsters, of course. What kind of monsters do you think of? Some of the monsters I know howl at the moon. Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater Genre: YA Fantasy Average…… Continue reading Book List: Werewolves

Book Review: Extasia by Claire Legrand (Katherine Tegan Books)

Last month, I ordered a one-time book box from the Unplugged Book Box. They are a book box focused on self-care, and in it I recieved beautiful smelling lotion and perfume as well as a copy of Extasia by Claire Legrand (published by Katherine Tegan Books). Due to the packaging, it made the read even…… Continue reading Book Review: Extasia by Claire Legrand (Katherine Tegan Books)

Book Review: A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness (Viking)

I recently joined a few virtual book clubs, and one of them was for booktokers in Ohio. For this month, we voted to read A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness (published by Viking). This had been on my “want to read” shelf for a while, so I was so excited to read it! Deborah…… Continue reading Book Review: A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness (Viking)

Book Review: Defy the Night by Brigid Kemmerer (Bloomsbury)

A couple months ago I ordered a box from “Now in Books” and received a beautiful hardcover of Defy the Night by Brigid Kemmerer. Last year, I read Brigid Kemmerer’s Cursebreakers series and loved it, so I was very excited to read this one. (You can read my review here of that series). I decided…… Continue reading Book Review: Defy the Night by Brigid Kemmerer (Bloomsbury)

ARC Review: Adventures in Thousandworld: The Darkenstar by Joseph A. Davis (Eken Press)

Back in May, the author reached out to me on Instagram and asked if I’d be interested in reading his middle grade fantasy that had recently been translated from Sweedish. I said of course, but I only just got around to reading it (sorry Joseph!) Thank you so much for this copy in exchange for…… Continue reading ARC Review: Adventures in Thousandworld: The Darkenstar by Joseph A. Davis (Eken Press)

Book List: Books with Elderly Protagonists

Because I’m a little scared to let only teenagers save the world. The Lido by Libby Page Genre: Contemporary Fiction Average Goodreads Rating: 3.87 When Kate, an anxious 26-year-old reporter, is asked to cover the closing of the Lido, an outdoor pool and recreation center, she meets 86-year-old Rosemary who grew up and had defining…… Continue reading Book List: Books with Elderly Protagonists

Characters I’d Name My Children After

It’s probably a bad idea to name your kids after fictional characters, but it’s also something I would totally do. I say that now because I don’t have kids, of course. But if I did, and didn’t want them to be bullied, but wanted them to be named after some badass characters…I think these would…… Continue reading Characters I’d Name My Children After

Book Review: The Stardust Thief by Chelsea Abdullah (Orbit)

The Stardust Thief by Chelsea Abdulla (published by Orbit) was my June Book of the Month choice and it seems I’m on a bit of a Persian mythology kick this month. Chelsea Abdulla is an American-Kuwaiti writier who grew up in Kuwait, and thus very familiar with the desert creatures and mythology she writes about.…… Continue reading Book Review: The Stardust Thief by Chelsea Abdullah (Orbit)

Book Review: This Woven Kingdom by Tahereh Mafi (Harper)

I received This Woven Kingdom in LitJoy Crate, and this edition is absolutley beautiful. Like the last book I read, there is a dust jacket with character art inside, and the book itself had golden edges. I love it so much. But onto the actual story. The best way I can have of describing This…… Continue reading Book Review: This Woven Kingdom by Tahereh Mafi (Harper)