First Impression Friday: “Siege and Storm” by Leigh Bardugo

I was shocked to find that Mal survived the ending of Shadow and Bone, but I'm sure that every page I turn in Siege and Storm brings him closer to Alina's eventual downfall. From GoodReads: Hunted across the True Sea, haunted by the lives she took on the Fold, Alina must try to make a … Continue reading First Impression Friday: “Siege and Storm” by Leigh Bardugo

TTT: 2021 Releases I Was Excited to Read But Didn’t Get To

Good morning and welcome back to Top Ten Tuesday, hosted as always by That Artsy Reader Girl! This week's theme is books released in 2021 that I didn't get around to reading, and honestly, I don't have a lot of 2021 books on my TBR. (My current TBR is sitting at around 25 books, most … Continue reading TTT: 2021 Releases I Was Excited to Read But Didn’t Get To

First Impression Friday: “Shadow and Bone” by Leigh Bardugo

I accidentally read Six of Crows first, and didn't realize it was actually the second series set in the Grishaverse, so I'm out to right my wrongs. From GoodReads: Surrounded by enemies, the once-great nation of Ravka has been torn in two by the Shadow Fold, a swath of near impenetrable darkness crawling with monsters … Continue reading First Impression Friday: “Shadow and Bone” by Leigh Bardugo

TTT: Most Recent Book Acquisitions

Good morning and welcome back to Top Ten Tuesday, hosted as always by That Artsy Reader Girl! This week's list is about your most recent additions to your book collection, and since we just finished the holiday season, I have a lot of new books to talk about! 1 - Shadow and Bone by Leigh … Continue reading TTT: Most Recent Book Acquisitions

Tracking Books in 2022

We're two days into the new year and I still can't decide what book I'm going to read first. It's a tie between all the Leigh Bardugo books my mom got me for Christmas (the Shadow & Bones trilogy and the King of Scars duology, probably with a Six of Crows duology re-read thrown in … Continue reading Tracking Books in 2022

An End-Of-Year Shelf Clean Out

Welcome to the End of the Year. It's been a hot minute since I posted anything on here, mostly because I wasn't reading anything and if I'm not reading, what is there to be writing about? (I actually could have written a lot - maybe about my NYC trip or about the new recipes I've … Continue reading An End-Of-Year Shelf Clean Out

Book Review: “Dead Dead Girls” by Nekesa Afia

We're playing catch-up here, so you're not going to find a First Impression Friday post by me regarding this book. Truth be told, I read the book on the plane ride to and from New York City, so I wasn't exactly in a position to write a FIF post for this book anyway. From GoodReads: … Continue reading Book Review: “Dead Dead Girls” by Nekesa Afia

First Impression Friday: “The Hidden Palace” by Helene Wecker

I've been trying to read this book for like four months, and every time I get it checked out from the library I forget about it so it gets auto-returned and then I have to get back on the waiting list and I finally, finally have some time to just sit down and read it … Continue reading First Impression Friday: “The Hidden Palace” by Helene Wecker

Book Review: “A Master of Djinn” by P. Djèlí Clark

It's been almost a week since I finished this book and I've been trying to figure out the best way to write this review, because I really loved the storyline, but I didn't like how it all played out. Also, please note that this book is billed as the "Dead Djinn Universe Book #1," which … Continue reading Book Review: “A Master of Djinn” by P. Djèlí Clark