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Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury

Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury

Ray Bradbury’s Green Town series feels like a poetic response to L. M. Mongomery’s Anne of Green Gables.  They’re both beautiful, lyrical works of art, and they both wrap you up in stories of growing up and growing older. Both follow children through mundane, magical adventures.  Both wrap you up inside them until you are hopelessly lost and enchanted. Dandelion Wine has been on my TBR for years because of how iconic the sequel is – a few of you may be familiar with Something Wicked This Way Comes?  I wasn’t sure what to expect – Something Wicked is introspective and spooky – […]

Posted August 10, 2018 in Reviews // 0 Comments //
Talon by Julia Kagawa

Talon by Julia Kagawa

DNF @ 47%. Talon is the story of a girl who is also a dragon, but works for an organization that isn’t as pretty as she hoped it would be.  Like in Bloodlines, she believes she is doing the right thing until faced with an authority figure and a situation she doesn’t respect and she starts digging a little on her own.  Like so many other books, this is about an attractive sixteen-year-old who just moved to the California area and is in awe of the beach and a boy. The instalove kills me.  It’s not bad from Ember’s POV, but […]

Posted June 6, 2018 in Reviews // 4 Comments //
Anne of the Island by L. M. Montgomery

Anne of the Island by L. M. Montgomery

My heart is so thoroughly tied to Anne of Green Gables, I did not think I could fall any deeper in love. I was so deliciously wrong. Anne of the Island was like finding a piece of my soul tucked away in a a novel.  Anne has always been a kindred spirit, but it still surprises and delights that a novel written a century ago can tug so sweetly at my heart.  I grew up with Anne’s story, but did not indulge in the books until recently.  When I read Anne of Green Gables, I forced myself to be patient as I waited […]

Posted April 13, 2018 in Reviews // 0 Comments //
Splintered by A.G. Howard

Splintered by A.G. Howard

Well! This book was a nightmare. I’m going to break away from my usual review format here to tell you a little bit about why this HUGELY popular book, which gets 3.96 stars on Goodreads, made me desperately want to tear my hair out. Let’s start at the very beginning. Alyssa is dreading a visit to her mother, an inpatient in the local asylum.  Local asylum… because we all have one!  We get a lot of back and forth and just in the beginning of the book we learn that Alyssa wears dreadlock hair extensions, is a senior in high […]

Posted December 16, 2017 in Reviews // 11 Comments //
The Romanov Conspiracy by Glenn Meade

The Romanov Conspiracy by Glenn Meade

Sorry guys, this is a DNF @ 10%. This wasn’t the book I was looking for. I’m going to be honest – I was hoping this book would have a lot more to do with the history and the archaeology aspects.  The beginning was promising.  By 10% into the book, which is where I quit it, it became excruciatingly clear this is a thriller. Rasputin was mentioned, and I paused, for a moment.  I thought perhaps, for a second, things were going to be interesting.  Unfortunately, this book appeals to a different audience.  I imagine it to be the sort […]

Posted November 6, 2017 in Reviews // 0 Comments //