It should really come as no surprise to me at this point that I loved this new release from Seanan McGuire. Everything I read by her is an absolute joy. I was lucky enough to interview her at Emerald City Comic-con, though I have yet to post the transcript (sorry Seanan). She is a master … Continue reading MIDDLEGAME Review: Science & Magic, Shaken not Stirred
Recently it seems like books inspired by Russian folk lore and fairy tales are getting a ton of attention. Spinning Silver, Winter of the Witch, and Vita Nostra are all fairly recent releases that delve into Russian tales. After reading each of them, I can confidently say that Vita Nostra by Marina and Sergey Dyachenko … Continue reading Why VITA NOSTRA is my favorite Russian fairy tale
This week is all about characters we'd gladly trade places with. I have the same hesitation for this prompt that I do for locations/worlds I would like to visit. Too often I feel like I would just die immediately if I were to visit any of my favorite book worlds. Regardless, there are a few … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Characters (?) I would Trade Places With
For this Friday, we are talking about Mentors or teachers we love in books. I have a fair few of these, since I tend to be drawn toward books witch schools in them. The first book to come to mind was The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon. There are 2 mentor characters I really enjoy reading about … Continue reading Friday Favorites: Mentors
Only a few days left in 2018 and I am looking back fondly on some of my favorites. Did you love any of these books this year? Planning to read them next year? Let me know! Ok so there are more than 10, I just couldn't narrow it down!!! … Continue reading My Top Ten(?) of 2018!