Today’s Hype or Like Friday theme is: Hyped Books That Make You Smile. I’m going to change this up a bit, and today I’ll focus entirely on one of the best series ever, Harry Potter, a series that definitely makes me smile! And it is one of those rare series that is so hyped, but … More Hype or Like Friday: Top Ten Harry Potter Scenes That Make Me Smile. Every Time.
Hello everyone! I’m back to blogging! I had a lot going on this month, so I had to set posting aside for a bit, but I sure hope that the disaster of the month of June is over. I’m ready for July! So here are three mini reviews featuring strong women! How wonderful! The Winner’s … More I’m Back with Three Mini Reviews!
Synopsis: 17-year-old Kestrel is the General’s daughter. One day she buys a Herrani slave, 19-year-old Arin. They become friends somewhat, while their country is on the brink of war. Review: This is the first book I’ve read for the Hype or Like Friday group I’m in over at Goodreads. And this book did not disappoint! … More Book Review: The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski
Warning! As this is the sequel to Anne of Green Gables, there may be spoilers for that book! Synopsis: Anne Shirley has suspended her college attendance to help Marilla with Green Gables and to teach at the Avonlea school. Marilla and Anne end up caring for two young twins, Davy and Dora, and the book … More Book Review: Anne of Avonlea by L.M. Montgomery
As Queen of Shadows is the fourth book in the Throne of Glass series, this won’t be a standard review, but rather my thoughts and ramblings about the series and where I think it may go. Since this post is geared towards those who have read the series and are caught up with all four … More My Thoughts: Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas
Synopsis: Set in a world where women (eves) can only be companions, concubines, or chastities, freida and isabel have been best friends for years. In their last year of school before going into the world, isabel begins to put on weight and distance herself from freida. The Inheritants (Men) arrive and the choosing begins. Review: … More Book Review: Only Ever Yours by Louise O’Neill
Heir of Fire was great, and the ending was fabulous. It slows the pace down a lot, and many new characters are added, bringing depth to the series. Some additions I loved (Manon Blackbeak and Rowan Whitethorn), while others were just … there (Aedion Ashryver and Sorscha). Warning: Spoilers ahead for the first two books in … More Book Review: Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas
Synopsis: Telling the little known story of the disaster of the Wilhelm Gustloff during WWII, Salt to the Sea takes us into the minds of four young adults: two female refugees, one Nazi deserter, and one Nazi sailor. They all board a refugee ship, the Wilhelm Gustloff, to escape the Russians. (Genre: Young Adult / … More Book Review: Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys
Synopsis: Trained assassin Calaena Sardothien is enslaved in the Salt Mines of Endovier when she is summoned by the Crown Prince of Adarlan to take part in a contest of sorts that the King is putting on. The winner of the contest becomes the King’s Champion and must then work for the king for a … More Book Review: Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
Synopsis: Notorious Kaz Brekker sets out with a team of outlaws to kidnap a scientist held captive at the Ice Court. Review: What a fun, readable book! Six of Crows, written by Leigh Bardugo of The Grisha Trilogy fame, was really a solid, good read. Entertaining without being predictable (to a point), smart without being … More Book Review: Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo