Paranoia, is That You?

Ever since I convinced my mom to read the River of Time series by Lisa T. Bergren back in 2012 and we some of the other's favorite books, we trust each other.  When it comes to books, if my mom tells me to read a book or thinks that I'll like it, I'll give it a … Continue reading Paranoia, is That You?

Is it a Kitsune?

  The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding by Alexandra Bracken has one of those covers that makes me want to gobble it up.  The dark grays and blues and that eerie candle in the background grabbed my attention.  I felt like curling up on the floor next to my dog with a fuzzy blanket and … Continue reading Is it a Kitsune?

Immortality Without Creativity

Facebook, as it would turn out, has other uses than obsessing over peoples' timelines.  The illustrator of Margaret Rogerson's An Enchantment of Ravens, Charlie Bowater, creates fan art for the Throne of Glass series.  I've seen dozens of her works and I get quite excited when I see a new project of hers.  When I … Continue reading Immortality Without Creativity

Truth Requires Thorns

Midnight tales and dangerous magic. The very minute I saw the cover and read the inside flap, I knew it was love.  I've been wanting to read a Leigh Bardugo book.  Heck, I've owned Shadow and Bone for years but I have yet to break the binding.  Figuring that this would be a good way … Continue reading Truth Requires Thorns

Dreamy Book Cover Tag

Tiana from The Book Raven came up with the  Dreamy Book Cover Tag and I couldn't resist doing it.  I'm going to use the books that I've read this year for this challenge.  I'm tagging jenacidebybibliophile, A Whisper of Ink, and conquerorofworlds to complete this tag.  I hope you enjoy this! The Rules:  1. Thank the … Continue reading Dreamy Book Cover Tag

Book Haul: Friday the 13th

Yesterday I braved the ominous weather and raided the local library's book sale.  I went from amassing two hundred books and DVDs then downsized to about forty-four items.  My wallet is sad and deflated but my library is overflowing, so it was a good decision. Here are the DVDs.

Boy Meets Girl, Girl Murders People

Following my discovery of Young Adult novels back in 2010, I spent the next couple of years reading and rereading Diane Duane's Young Wizards series and whatever Holly Black and Rachel Caine book I could get my hands on.  I recall having just finished a book about a fae disguised as a human when the spine … Continue reading Boy Meets Girl, Girl Murders People

Lada the Impaler

After spending nearly two weeks avoiding getting my heart burnt by yet another literary love dawdling, I got my act together and finished Kiersten White's And I Darken.  It wasn't until I was four chapters into it's sequel, Now I Rise, that I realized that it would be a good time to write a review.  Because nothing says … Continue reading Lada the Impaler

The Unofficial Grand Orchestra

Since I started reading manga steadily in 2012, I've discovered so many unique story lines and wonderful, warped, and wonderfully warped characters.  I've reread Kaori Yuki's Grand Guignol Orchestra series four times since then, so I thought it was about time to write a review of the five-volume series. Heading up the unofficial Grand Orchestra, Lucille … Continue reading The Unofficial Grand Orchestra

Welcome to Chi-Town!

Despite the threat of a horrid downpour, my mother and I defied the weather and went to Chicago.  The train ride there was relaxing and nap-inducing.  The countryside changed into urban, and fellow passengers filled the nearly empty train as we approached our destination.  Once we got off at Millennium Station, we got a little … Continue reading Welcome to Chi-Town!