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

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 · fiction

Weird Structures, Death and a President: Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders

Truly a book that hasn't been done before.  I find that I am rarely surprised and in awe of a book. Ever since my reading tastes have expanded and since I read so much more, I am rarely taken aback with what an author can do. It's difficult to find a voice that completely stands… Continue reading Weird Structures, Death and a President: Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders

fiction

Suburban Drama, Darkness and Spectacular Female Characters: Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

Can we make suburban drama a genre, please? I have talked and talked about how much I love small town books. Given the fact that suburbia is a small town in itself, I was bound to like this. I just wasn't prepared for how much I was going to like it. I knew nothing about… Continue reading Suburban Drama, Darkness and Spectacular Female Characters: Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

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

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

discussions

Revisiting Old Reviews: We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

A feature in which I reflect upon my old reviews. Time to revisit another old review. I read E. Lockhart's We Were Liars back in 2014, and recently I started thinking about it. Mostly in terms of how uncritical I was in my reviewing and overall reading. I remember that this book was awesome for me, until… Continue reading Revisiting Old Reviews: We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

2017 releases · fiction

How Money Ruins Everything: Ghachar Ghochar by Vivek Shanbhag Review

A close-knit destitute Indian family suddenly comes into a lot of money. I saw this book over on Ariel Bissett's channel (I love her videos by the way, she has this awesome energy and talks about fantastic books in a fantastic way, so you should subscribe now) and it immediately peaked my interest so I instantly… Continue reading How Money Ruins Everything: Ghachar Ghochar by Vivek Shanbhag Review