THREE DARK CROWNS – Kendare Blake

“I will kill my sisters just as easily, Natalia,” Katherine says.  “I promise.  Though perhaps when I am finished, they will not look like they are sleeping.” Kendare Blake’s Three Dark Crowns (HarperTeen 2016) has been on my radar for a few years, but it only recently made its way to my physical TBR.  IContinue reading “THREE DARK CROWNS – Kendare Blake”

THE GIRL WHO DRANK THE MOON – Kelly Barnhill

I read forty-seven books in 2020, and my last read of the year ended up one of my top two.  I knew I’d like Kelly Barnhill’s The Girl Who Drank the Moon (Algonquin Young Readers, 2016), but I didn’t anticipate it even being in my top five.  Yet I found this novel of an “enmagicked”Continue reading “THE GIRL WHO DRANK THE MOON – Kelly Barnhill”

THE ONCE AND FUTURE WITCHES – Alix E. Harrow

“One witch you can laugh at.  Three you can burn.  But what do you do with a hundred?” (469) After a fun vampire read and a delicious deal with devil, I wanted to round out October with a witch story.  Alix Harrow’s highly anticipated The Once and Future Witches with its witches and suffragettes wasContinue reading “THE ONCE AND FUTURE WITCHES – Alix E. Harrow”

THE INVISIBLE LIFE OF ADDIE LARUE – V.E. Schwab

“Because happiness is brief, and history is lasting, and in the end,” he says, “everyone wants to be remembered.”  “I saw an elephant in Paris.” V.E. Schwab’s The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue (Oct 2020) certainly received a lot of hype as its publication date approached.  I saw ARCs of this book EVERYWHERE.  It wasContinue reading “THE INVISIBLE LIFE OF ADDIE LARUE – V.E. Schwab”

A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES – Sarah J. Maas

Many cultures have the “marriage to a beast” type tales – intended as warnings and preparations for arranged marriages for children and as a bit dirtier stories for adults.  “La Belle et la Bête” (Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve, 1740) is perhaps the heart of the most commonly known tale, but it was influenced by earlierContinue reading “A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES – Sarah J. Maas”

MISS PEREGRINE’S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN – Ransom Riggs

I’ve gone on a bit of a YA kick when it comes to reading, but I’m not mad about it.  There are a lot of great things happening in YA lit land these days, and I’m here for it. I was gifted the book that is the subject of today’s review because the gifter thoughtContinue reading “MISS PEREGRINE’S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN – Ransom Riggs”

SHADOW AND BONE – Leigh Bardugo

I’d never judge a book by its cover, but I would be remiss if I didn’t start this post by mentioning how absolutely gorgeous this cover is.  The colors.  The stag.  It’s simply stunning. As for the book itself, SHADOW AND BONE is a delight, and a quick and easy read.  It’s the first bookContinue reading “SHADOW AND BONE – Leigh Bardugo”

Robert Jordan – From the Two Rivers

This bookslut seldom ventures into the realm of genre fiction, but she made an exception for a friend.  For years, this particular friend has been pushing The Wheel of Time series on me like a drug dealer pushes crack.  When I found From the Two Rivers on the dollar table at a local used bookstore,Continue reading “Robert Jordan – From the Two Rivers”