Book Review: City of Glass by Cassandra Clare

I know I’m behind on the times with The Mortal Instruments series. But better late than never right? Even if it’s fifteen years late. In case you don’t know, The Mortal Instruments starts with City of Bones and follows Clary Fray, as she learns about a whole magical world that she is actually part of.…… Continue reading Book Review: City of Glass by Cassandra Clare

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 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)

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: 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)

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)

Books for Each Faction

If you were part of the dystopian craze nearly a decade ago, like me, then you are familiar with all the factions from Divergent by Veronica Roth. The factions are Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the kind), Erudite (the intelligent), Abnegation (the selfless), and Candor (the honest). Here are some books that match each faction. Dauntless…… Continue reading Books for Each Faction

Bookish Playlist: The Keeper of Night

The Keeper of Night by Kylie Lee Baker was such an amazing dark fantasy. You can read my review here. Her novel inspired this playlist. Dead Girl Walking from Heathers the Musical, because Hiro reminds me of JDBury a Friend by Billie EilishCruel World by Lana Del ReyYoung God by HalseyEverybody Wants to Rule the…… Continue reading Bookish Playlist: The Keeper of Night

Book List: Urban Fantasy

My last book list was high fantasy. Now I’m turning the tables to urban fantasy, a fantasy set in the modern world. While I prefer high fantasy, I’ve crossed paths with many a good urban fantasy, too. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare Age Range: 14+ Average Goodreads Rating: 4.09 15-year-old Clary witnesses a murder,…… Continue reading Book List: Urban Fantasy

Bookish Playlist: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before

Just some songs that I feel represent the Jenny Han trilogy about the Covey sisters. I Like Me Better by LauvStyle by Taylor SwiftColors by HalseyI’m Yours by Jason MrazUse Somebody by Kings of LeonAlone Together by Fall Out BoyGirlfriend by Avril Lavigne 1980S Horror Film II by WallowsAdore You by Harry Styles(I’ve Had) The…… Continue reading Bookish Playlist: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before