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Wizard and Glass by Stephen King

Wizard and Glass by Stephen King

Wizard and Glass is easily my favorite of the Dark Tower novels. I know in the fanbase for the series that’s a bit of a controversial thing to say. Where we finish in The Waste Lands, Roland and company are aboard a murderous monorail heading at light speed toward their doom.  The only way there is to stop the train is to beat it in a riddling competition.  In the first pages of the novel, we dive into a the world of riddles and games, already at high action. Rather than plunge forward into the world after that, King gives the characters […]

Posted April 12, 2018 in Reviews // 0 Comments //
Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

Every time I read this book, I get a little something different from it. My first read was a sheer feat of determination:  I was eleven, and it was a huge book.  And an adult book.  I felt like a rock star. The second time, I fell in love with the story.  The richness of the world Margaret Mitchell presents is astounding. The third time, I fell in love with Scarlett.  Scarlett is the immense character of spirit and soul, with an unbreakable determination and strength.  I envied her strong shoulders for bearing the burdens she did, and her ability to say […]

Posted April 6, 2018 in Reviews // 5 Comments //
A Darker Shade of Magic by V. E. Schwab

A Darker Shade of Magic by V. E. Schwab

Delilah Bard stole my heart. While I am a fan of excellent heroines, very few capture me the way Lila did.  The minute she swooped into this book, speaking of her swashbuckling dreams, I was entirely on board. A Darker Shade of Magic isn’t about Lila, though.  Not really.  It’s about Kell and the Antari who travel through worlds, and a bit of corrupted Black London that has found its way into his unwitting hands.  It’s about danger and sacrifice and courage and stubbornness and Lila is very much just along for the ride.  And who came blame her?  With London […]

Posted December 26, 2017 in Reviews // 4 Comments //
First Test by Tamora Pierce

First Test by Tamora Pierce

Keladry, I have been missing you all my life. First Test is about Kel of Mindelan, the first girl to apply for pageship since Alanna the Lioness became the first lady knight.  Kel is allowed to enter the program on a one year probation to prove herself – not as an individual, but to prove that girls can do whatever boys do.  She trains hard, works hard, and suffers hazing just like the boys – but she is not without her allies. I cannot believe I waited twenty years to read this book.  Yes, twenty.  My first Tamora Pierce book was Wild […]

Posted December 21, 2017 in Reviews // 0 Comments //
Daughter of the Burning City by Amanda Foody

Daughter of the Burning City by Amanda Foody

My New Love: Daughter of the Burning City. My wee dragonmites, I am so in love with this book that my brain is in about fifty different places and I am having a difficult time figuring out where to begin.  If you follow me on Goodreads and have seen my review there, then you know I am an absolutely mess about it.  It was so good.  Right up my alley.  If you like surprises, illusions, magic, awkward teen relationships, espionage, circuses, or bug collections please consider this book. Characters ❤︎ There are so many wonderful things I want to say about […]

Posted August 4, 2017 in Reviews // 4 Comments //
How I Choose My Books Tag!

How I Choose My Books Tag!

Bonjour, mes amis The stunning Darque Dreamer tagged me earlier this week in her fabulous How I Choose My Books tag, and I’m excited to bring you the world of my bookshelf!  This tag comes originally from The Bookish Underdog.  Grab a sweet iced tea and a couple of lemon cookies, get comfy, and enjoy the ride. 😉 The How I Choose My Books Tag! Find a book on your shelves with a blue cover. What made you pick up the  book in the first place? Midnight Thief by Olivia Blackburne This book was originally voted through the book club […]

Posted August 3, 2017 in Tags // 10 Comments //