October 28, 2021

Nightcap with the Huntress: Series Review + Favorites

Nightcap with the Huntress: Series Review + Favorites
It's the end of October and you know what that means - my best friend Rachel & I are going to share our thoughts on a paranormal series that we read together during the year! We've hosted a BDB Party with our friend Kelly, held a Vampire Academy Gala  and a  Fallen Angels FĂȘte , and last y…

October 13, 2021

Paranormal Book Club: Unearthly

Paranormal Book Club: Unearthly
Welcome to another Paranormal Book Club post! The Paranormal Book Club is a casual book club I do with my friends Rachel , Kristin & DJ , and it came into being because we decided we wanted to revisit (or experience for the first time) a few older YA paranormal/fantasy books together. Rachel, DJ …

October 11, 2021

Abbreviations #141: Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians, The Way of Kings + Howl's Moving Castle

Abbreviations #141: Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians, The Way of Kings + Howl's Moving Castle
I’ll point you in the direction of Macky’s clever review for the series , but I felt like it would still be appropriate to give you my personal thoughts on Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians  too. This middle grade series starter centers around Alcatraz Smedry, who finds out on his thirteenth birthday …

October 8, 2021

Book Review: Iron Widow

Book Review: Iron Widow
In Huaxia, boys and girls are paired to pilot Chrysalises, the giant robots that make up their country's main defensive force against the mecha aliens beyond the Great Wall. Zetian offers herself up as a pilot concubine, not for glory or honor, but for the chance to assassinate the pilot who wa…

October 7, 2021

Book Review: Jade Fire Gold

Book Review: Jade Fire Gold
Jade Fire Gold was guaranteed a spot on my TBR after I saw the cover, the character art the author commissioned and the mentions of said characters being reminiscent of Zuko and Katara from Avatar: The Last Airbender. This YA fantasy twines together the stories of two characters: Ahn, a girl with n…

October 6, 2021

Abbreviations #140: Stamped: Racism, Antiracism and You, The Little Book of Skin Care + Save Me the Plums

Abbreviations #140: Stamped: Racism, Antiracism and You, The Little Book of Skin Care + Save Me the Plums
Stamped: Racism, Antiracism and You is the young adult adaptation of the original work Stamped from the Beginning , and it's done by Jason Reynolds in conjunction with author Ibram X. Kendi. And it's brilliant. It takes the detailed information provided in its adult counterpart and distills …

October 5, 2021

Book Review: From Little Tokyo, With Love

Book Review: From Little Tokyo, With Love
From Little Tokyo, With Love  was my first foray into Sarah Kuhn’s work, and it certainly won’t be my last! It’s a modern-day fairytale set against the backdrop of Los Angeles, with a large part happening within the boundaries of Little Tokyo. The main character is Rika, who has never really felt li…

October 1, 2021

September 2021

September 2021
September is actually one of my favorite months! It's always the perfect blend of summer-turning-into-autumn weather and, usually, I'm lucky enough to be off a fair bit because our company observes the Jewish holidays every year. I tried to maximize my free time this year by spending a lot …