Book Reviews

On My Shelf: The Raven Boys

A review of Maggie Steifvater's YA novel, The Raven Boys. Blue and her friends get caught up in a quest to reawaken a dead Welsh king.

I’ve seen a lot about The Raven Cycle (Maggie Steifvater) on the Internet. A lot. It seems that everyone has read, loved, and bookstagrammed this series. So I figured, hey, why not? There was a solid chance this series would ruin my life, but it’s a risk I’m always willing to take. I grabbed the first book […] Read more…

On My Shelf: The Bone Witch

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I was so excited to find The Bone Witch, by Rin Chupeco, on the shelf at my local library. I knew nothing about it except that I’d seen the cover online and it looked intensely cool. Necromancers! Black magic! Kickass magical girls with dark and dangerous powers! So…was the cover deceptive? Was it really that cool? Well, […] Read more…

10 Books That I Want to Read This Summer

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This is part of The Broke and the Bookish‘s “Top Ten Tuesdays” meme. This summer is shaping up to be an action-packed adventure-of-a-lifetime type of summer, with trips to Cape Cod, Minnesota, Iceland (H*CKING ICELAND YOU GUYS) and the UK lined up. I’m super excited to go to new and familiar places, some of which are a […] Read more…

On My Shelf: Soundless

Do you know how many times I checked out Soundless, by Richelle Mead, from the library before I actually read it? Three. I saw it, got all excited, checked it out, and then just let it sit in my TBR pile. I swear the cover model has started to stare at me accusingly. Why haven’t you read […] Read more…

10 Kickass Fictional Mothers

This is part of The Broke and the Bookish‘s “Top Ten Tuesdays” meme. Last Sunday was Mother’s Day here in the States, which means that it’s time to celebrate moms and all that they do. And that includes fictional moms. While fictional moms tend to bite the dust in YA (and indeed most genres), here are […] Read more…