Book Reviews

10 Super-Unique Book That I Love

When you're looking for a really unique book to read next, try these hidden gems out.

This is part of The Broke and the Bookish‘s “Top Ten Tuesdays” meme. Uniqueness is basically the writer’s holy grail. We want unique plots, unique characters, unique conflicts, unique worlds, unique plot twists, unique writing styles…basically, we want everything we do to be one-of-a-kind. That’s a pretty unattainable goal, but luckily for us, a little uniqueness […]

On My Shelf: Mistwalker

Saundra Mitchell's Mistwalker is honestly the best book I've read in years. A scrappy girl grapples with ghosts.

Mistwalker, by Saundra Mitchell, was so h*eckin’ good. There, I said it. Review over. Okay, not really. But after being totally blown away by the story, the prose, the imagery, and the characters, I just had to get that off my chest. What Mistwalker is about: All Willa Dixon wants is to be the next […]

10 Authors That I Shouldn’t Meet

Every reader wants to meet their favorite authors. But I probably shouldn't meet mine...because I'd only make fool of myself.

This is part of The Broke And the Bookish’s “Top Ten Tuesdays” meme. Confession time: I’ve never met any authors. It’s a sorry state of affairs over here at Ruby’s.  Part of me wishes that I could meet all of my favorite authors, but the fact that I haven’t met any of them might be a good thing. […]

On My Shelf: The Wicked and the Just

The Wicked and the Just (J. Anderson Coats) isn’t the sort of book that I normally pick up because it doesn’t tick any of the boxes that I look for in a novel. I like my books to have: Magic, and lots of it. Action, especially explosions. Madcap adventures between lovable friends. Lots and lots of […]

10 Kickass YA Heroines

This International Women's Day, celebrate with some of the most kickass girls of YA literature—including Hermione Granger, Annabeth Chase, and Éowyn, Lady of Rohan, Lady of Emyn Arnen, Lady of Ithilien, Shieldmaiden of Rohan, et. al

Once again, this post is late because I was on a plane. And sick. But who cares about that? It’s INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY! To celebrate, here are just ten of my favorite kickass YA heroines—the girls and women who know how to be tough and who choose to be loving. Hermione Granger, the Harry Potter series […]