Tag: The Iron Thorn

Psychiatric Hospitals Really Aren’t Torture Chambers:  A Smol Rant

Psychiatric Hospitals Really Aren’t Torture Chambers: A Smol Rant

Major spinoff from this week’s Book Blogger Hop topic, but it reminded me of this huge pet peeve I have in a few books I’ve read in the last two years. That is to say – what is up with some of these representations of psychiatric hospitals?!  In the modern world, there is still a lot of stigma around poor mental health and asking for help.  While I agree that we have made leaps and bounds in the last couple decades to breathe understanding and tolerance and the truth into the world, that doesn’t make it any easier. So it really doesn’t help when YA novels […]

Posted November 23, 2018 in Memes // 10 Comments //
The Stranger Things Book Tag

The Stranger Things Book Tag

Who else is all sorts of excited for season three of Stranger Things?  How many more months? It feels like a small eternity! I came across this tag at Sarah Sunbeemz and I loved it.  It seemed like just the thing to help pass the time until the next season. 🙂 EPIC INTRO The opening sequence of Stranger Things is amazing and really grabs your attention. Name a book that grabbed your attention from the first page. A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab.  I loved the opening line of that book: “Kell wore a very peculiar coat.” DUNGEONS & […]

Posted February 21, 2018 in Tags // 0 Comments //
Fight Like a YA Girl Tag

Fight Like a YA Girl Tag

Well this is probably the neatest tag title I’ve seen.  Who doesn’t love a kickass YA girl?  In the last decade, the genre is flooded with really awesome female characters.  I’m okay with this… even if sometimes they’re a little repetitive.  This topic ties in really well with my Top Ten Kickass Female Characters post from a couple weeks ago, so lets continue the discussion! This tag was stolen from Kyera @ Kyera’s Library back in July.  Thanks for sharing it, Kyera – I love it! THE RULES Thank the person who tagged you. Mention the creator Krysti at YA and […]

Posted October 10, 2017 in Tags // 8 Comments //
September Wrap-Up

September Wrap-Up

Well that month went by fast. Hi everyone, and welcome to my September Wrap Up… conveniently located in October!  As I was trying to schedule out my month, I realized a bit too late that September was filled… oops!  I ended up rearranging a lot of my scheduling but good news?  I have a calendar for the rest of the year now!  And that’s super important, because I’ve got reviews scheduled all the way out into November… oops? Warning:  This post features NO GIFs.  My computer is being super laggy and dumb and it kept crashing while I was trying […]

Posted October 2, 2017 in Checking In, Memes // 38 Comments //
The Iron Thorn by Caitlin Kittredge

The Iron Thorn by Caitlin Kittredge

I was so, so, SO on and off about this book. Okay, so immediately I thought the world was interesting.  I’m really hit-or-miss on steampunk, but I keep going for this world-type because I love the idea?  Glutton for punishment, I guess?  Anyway, I can only think of one other steampunk book I genuinely liked, and that was The Girl with the Steel Corset.  I don’t think there were others. Steampunk is so pretty though…. ANYWAY. I did like this book.  Quite a lot more than I expected.  Here’s why. The world-building was freaking awesome. At the beginning, I couldn’t bring […]

Posted September 28, 2017 in Reviews // 1 Comment //