Book Review: “Gallant” by V.E. Schwab

Is this the time to admit that I've never read The Secret Garden? I think I once watched one of the movies, a long time ago, but I couldn't tell you anything about it. I assume there's a hidden garden, and so I picked up Gallant on a whim because it sounded like a better … Continue reading Book Review: “Gallant” by V.E. Schwab

First Impression Friday: “Carry On” by Rainbow Rowell

I've seen this book on the shelves in bookstores for years (it came out while I was still working at BAM), but I never bothered to open it. I heard a few things about it from people online as to how good it was, but honestly, I didn't like the cover and so I didn't … Continue reading First Impression Friday: “Carry On” by Rainbow Rowell

TTT: Bookish Merchandise I’d Like to Own

Welcome back to the first Top Ten Tuesday that I've managed to do in a long time, hosted as always by That Artsy Reader Girl! This week's theme is bookish merchandise I'd like to own, and honestly, there are so many things that I'd like to have, but I can't remember most of them under … Continue reading TTT: Bookish Merchandise I’d Like to Own

Book Review: “Rule of Wolves” by Leigh Bardugo

We'll get this out of the way first: I really, really love the Grishaverse books. I think the magic system is pretty cool (although it sometimes gets a little muddy as to who can do what and why), and the Six of Crows/Crooked Kingdom duology have become some of my favorite books. However, sometimes Bardugo … Continue reading Book Review: “Rule of Wolves” by Leigh Bardugo

First Impression Friday: “Gallant” by V.E. Schwab

Confession time: after the abysmal The Invisible Life of Addie La Rue, I thought about cancelling this pre-order so many times. (I'm seriously glad I borrowed Addie from the library instead of buying it outright!) However, I'm glad that I didn't, and I think I'm really going to enjoy this one. From GoodReads: Olivia Prior … Continue reading First Impression Friday: “Gallant” by V.E. Schwab

Book Review: “King of Scars” by Leigh Bardugo

For some reason, I decided not to write this review the moment I finished with the book, but almost six weeks after I've finished with the book, so I guess we'll see if anything about the book stuck with me! King of Scars takes place a few months after the events of the Six of … Continue reading Book Review: “King of Scars” by Leigh Bardugo

First Impression Friday: “Rule of Wolves” by Leigh Bardugo

I'm so behind on my reading goal for the year (GoodReads claims I'm only 4 books behind, but I feel so much further), but I finally finished the cross-stitch projects that I was working on and thought about picking up a book again. From GoodReads: The Demon King.¬†As Fjerda's massive army prepares to invade, Nikolai … Continue reading First Impression Friday: “Rule of Wolves” by Leigh Bardugo

Book Review: “Ruin and Rising” by Leigh Bardugo

I'm really trying to come to terms with the ending of this series. [This Review Contains Spoilers] I really wanted to like this series, and I do, but with some caveats. Alina is an interesting main character, but the fact that she ends up with Mal overall is so...frustrating. She can do so much better. … Continue reading Book Review: “Ruin and Rising” by Leigh Bardugo

First Impression Friday: “King of Scars” by Leigh Bardugo

You'll notice that we're jumping right from the Shadow and Bone trilogy to the King of Scars duology, but don't worry - I did actually read Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom in-between these. I've already read those two books, though, so they're not going to make it into the FIF/Book Review posts on this … Continue reading First Impression Friday: “King of Scars” by Leigh Bardugo