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Firelight by Sophie Jordan

Firelight by Sophie Jordan

Posted June 25, 2021 in Reviews // 0 Comments

  Much like Die For Me and Blood and Chocolate, I really like Firelight and I don’t have a particularly good reason as to why.  They’re all part of the same genre of tangled love triangles and young paranormal romance and messy YA fantasy which I usually hate but not always.  It’s a tricky balance and general speaking, these are the types of books I slot into my “guilty pleasures” reading list. Firelight is about Jacinda, a young draki, who is forcibly removed from her pride and into a desert town where her mother and sister encourage her to “be happy” and “stopping selfish” as […]

The Cost of Knowing by Brittney Morris

The Cost of Knowing by Brittney Morris

Posted June 22, 2021 in Reviews // 2 Comments

  The Cost of Knowing is a perfectly decent book.  There were a lot of themes we’ve seen before – ones that are still important, don’t get me wrong – but from an objective storytelling point of view these themes are not especially unique.  I think my favorite part of this book was at the very end in the authors note.  Brittney Morris shared that she set out to write a book about joy and found that before she could do that, she had to write a book about joy-despite.  I really like how she expressed that, and it’s something […]

Firekeeper’s Daughter by Angeline Boulley

Firekeeper’s Daughter by Angeline Boulley

Posted June 20, 2021 in Reviews // 0 Comments

  Firekeeper’s Daughter is everything I hoped it would be.  This contemporary mystery set in Sault St. Marie (that’s “soo” not “salt”) deliveries a realistic world, an interesting story, and memorable characters.  Boulley’s debut is formidable.  She builds a story with an intriguing rotation of characters, a crime that is familiar but explored from a different perspective, and a narrative that keeps the reader engaged.  I read this book slowly and enjoyed it – if you stop reading this review right now, know that I recommend this book highly.  It’s wonderful. Sault St. Marie and Sugar Island are beautifully crafted. […]

Feeling Hopeful Towards the Future – My May Wrap Up

Feeling Hopeful Towards the Future – My May Wrap Up

Posted June 7, 2021 in Checking In // 0 Comments

Hello loves and welcome to another monthly wrap up, where we talk all things books, reading, and writing in the month of May!  As you all know, April was a tricky month for me – I took a hiatus during April, for starters.  In watching my stats over the last couple years as well, I’ve found April to be a low reading month.  I always feel relieved in May when things start to look up a little, you know?  And they definitely looked up this year! Even though things aren’t “normal” still in the world, I have more hope for […]

Illusive by Emily Lloyd-Jones

Illusive by Emily Lloyd-Jones

Posted June 4, 2021 in Reviews // 2 Comments

  It’s been nearly four years since I read an Emily Lloyd-Jones book and I didn’t realize how much I missed her style.  I feel like more people know about Lloyd-Jones after The Bone Houses (or at least – Instagram would make me think so), but her previous books are really good too.  I read The Hearts We Sold in 2017 and surprised myself by loving it.  Her debut, Illusive, has been on my TBR ever since. Just as good, though less unique of a story. Illusive comes at the right time – it’s a “powered individual” story.  Superhero-adjacent, but not superheroes.  Whenever […]