fantasy · YA

#TRC August Week 2 Wrap Up: The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater Spoilery Discussion

Another day, another Raven Cycle post. As some of you may know, I am hosting a Raven Cycle readalong throughout the month of August and during the last week I read The Dream Thieves. I am having so much fun rereading the series and finding new things to love about it. If you haven't seen… Continue reading #TRC August Week 2 Wrap Up: The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater Spoilery Discussion

discussions · fiction · YA

Discussion: The YA versus Adult Debate

The age old question: YA or Adult Fiction? Recently, I came across something on Twitter and it got me thinking. There was someone (I really don't know who, and it's not really important) who said that they read YA for diversity and that adult fiction is only "white men cheating". So I'd like to put… Continue reading Discussion: The YA versus Adult Debate

fantasy · YA

#TRC August Week 1 Wrap Up: The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater Spoilery Discussion

Another day, another Raven Cycle post. As some of you may know, I am hosting a readalong for The Raven Cycle as I and a few other people re(read) The Raven Cycle throughout the month of August. You are still most welcome to join the readalong! As for me, I finished the first book, The… Continue reading #TRC August Week 1 Wrap Up: The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater Spoilery Discussion

2017 releases · YA

#BlackLivesMatter, Family and Speaking Out: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Believe the hype.  I knew I wanted to read this ever since it first got announced. I am someone who doesn't live in America. I am from a small country in Europe, so I am "removed" from the topic of this book. However, I am a heavy Internet user, so the Black Lives Matter movement… Continue reading #BlackLivesMatter, Family and Speaking Out: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

2017 releases · fantasy · YA

Adventure, Alchemy and Love: The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee

Adventure, growing up, and even some pirates.  I knew as soon as this started getting around that I wanted to read it. It's rare for me to be so excited to read a really hyped up book, but I just had a feeling that I would love this. And I did. This book is set… Continue reading Adventure, Alchemy and Love: The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee

Misc · YA

#TRCAugust: The Raven Cycle Readalong

Let's read together.So I've been toying with the idea of hosting a readalong for a long time, and I thought it was finally time to do it. Every year, I reread some of my favorite books, like Harry Potter or more importantly for this post - The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater. And just recently,… Continue reading #TRCAugust: The Raven Cycle Readalong

fiction · YA

Alaska and Quietness: The Smell of Other People’s Houses by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock Review

The lives of four teenagers in 1970s Alaska become entangled.  I have seen this book pop up from time to time in the bookish community in the past year. As always, what drew me to it is not the story itself, but the title. I tend to verge towards books with interesting titles. And that title! I… Continue reading Alaska and Quietness: The Smell of Other People’s Houses by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock Review

YA

Revisiting Old Reviews: Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

A feature in which I revisit an old review and tell you how I feel about it now.  Let's talk about how much my reading tastes have changed and also the way I review books. You have most definitely heard about this book before, it's insanely popular and everyone has read it back in the… Continue reading Revisiting Old Reviews: Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

2017 releases · YA

Instalove and Ideal Indian Husbands: When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

A lot of conflicting feelings on this one.  I was super excited to read this. It was all over the Internet, people were going crazy about it, and I was SO ready for a diverse YA contemporary. And then I started reading and it all went downhill. And yes, I didn't miss the irony of… Continue reading Instalove and Ideal Indian Husbands: When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

fantasy · YA

Thoughts & Feels: Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare

Lady Midnight review just in time for the Lord of Shadows release. I finally did it! I finally got around to reading this! You may or may not know, I was a huge fan of The Shadowhunter chronicles when I was younger. I used to read those series back to back, and I really loved… Continue reading Thoughts & Feels: Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare