Synopsis - Rowan has gone rogue, and has taken it upon himself to put the Scythedom through a trial by fire. Literally. In the year since Winter Conclave, he has gone off-grid, and has been striking out against corrupt scythes—not only in MidMerica, but across the entire continent. He is a dark folk hero now—“Scythe… Continue reading Book Review: Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman // aka humans will find a way to ruin even the most perfect of worlds
Hi everyone! This week I decided to give WWW Wednesday a go! If you don't know what that is, it’s a meme hosted by Taking on a World of Words and a great way to share what you’re reading. Participating is really easy, all you have to do is answer three questions--each starting with a… Continue reading WWW Wednesday (9/1/20)!
Synopsis - T. Lily Decker is a high school senior with a twelve-year plan: avoid stress, drugs, alcohol, and boyfriends, and take regular psych quizzes administered by her best friend, Sawyer, to make sure she's not developing schizophrenia. Genetics are not on Lily's side. When she was seven, her mother, who had paranoid schizophrenia, tried… Continue reading Book Review: When Elephants Fly by Nancy Richardson Fischer // aka Dumbo meets Peter Pan
Synopsis - Hunted across the True Sea, haunted by the lives she took on the Fold, Alina must try to make a life with Mal in an unfamiliar land, all while keeping her identity as the Sun Summoner a secret. But she can’t outrun her past or her destiny for long. The Darkling has emerged… Continue reading Book Review: Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo // aka meh, could be better
I'm leaving for college in a few days and I want to try to make more time for reading this semester, even if it's just for a few minutes before I fall asleep. So I decided to splurge and buy some books I've been wanting to read -- for some extra motivation of course. A… Continue reading Back to School Mini Book Haul!
Synopsis - Thou shalt kill. A world with no hunger, no disease, no war, no misery. Humanity has conquered all those things, and has even conquered death. Now scythes are the only ones who can end life—and they are commanded to do so, in order to keep the size of the population under control. Citra… Continue reading Book Review: Scythe by Neal Shusterman // aka AHHHH THIS BOOK IS AMAZING!!!!
I saw this on The Orangutan Librarian's blog and just had to do it because I'm currently obsessing over the Folklore album and have been listening to it on repeat since it was released. Taylor Swift really outdid herself. Thank you so much The Orangutan Librarian for bringing this tag to my attention and Isla… Continue reading The Folklore Book Tag!
Synopsis - Surrounded by enemies, the once-great nation of Ravka has been torn in two by the Shadow Fold, a swath of near impenetrable darkness crawling with monsters who feast on human flesh. Now its fate may rest on the shoulders of one lonely refugee. Alina Starkov has never been good at anything. But when… Continue reading Book Review: Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo // aka solid read, not that original
The Percy Jackson and the Olympians series is iconic for many reasons -- the characters, the mythology, the storyline -- but we cannot talk about being iconic without talking about the chapter titles. All I can say is that Rick Riorden really outdid himself. The chapter titles are sassy, witty, funny, and overall a good… Continue reading A Definitive Ranking of PJO The Lightning Thief Chapter Titles
Synopsis - On September 5, a little after midnight, Death-Cast calls Mateo Torrez and Rufus Emeterio to give them some bad news: They’re going to die today. Mateo and Rufus are total strangers, but, for different reasons, they’re both looking to make a new friend on their End Day. The good news: There’s an app… Continue reading Book Review: They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera // aka why I’m crying in a corner