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

First Impression Friday: “Anxious People” by Fredrik Backman

A few years ago I picked up My Grandmother Told Me To Tell You She's Sorry by Fredrik Backman, and I enjoyed it so much that I tried A Man Called Ove next, but I read the first chapter and had to put the book down, because there was absolutely nothing in the world that … Continue reading First Impression Friday: “Anxious People” by Fredrik Backman

Book Review: “Spinning Silver” by Naomi Novak

I'm still waiting on The Last Graduate to come out, so in the meantime I'm finding every book by Novak in my local library and reading them to pass the time. This book is a Rumpelstiltskin retelling in a Russia-inspired setting, where winter elves take the place of our creepy little goblin man that we … Continue reading Book Review: “Spinning Silver” by Naomi Novak

First Impression Friday: “A Master of Djinn” by P. Djèlí Clark

I have a terrible habit of checking books out from the library and then forgetting about them until I get a Libby notification that they're due back in three days. So here's the next book I'm reading before it's due back (and I can't extend it, because other people have it on hold). From GoodReads: … Continue reading First Impression Friday: “A Master of Djinn” by P. Djèlí Clark

Book Review: “The Once and Future Witches” by Alix Harrow

It took me a little longer to read this book than I would have liked, but it's finally done and I've got a few things to say about it. First, this book is written in present tense. If you're like me, and you're not a super huge fan of present-tense narration, this book is not … Continue reading Book Review: “The Once and Future Witches” by Alix Harrow

First Impression Friday: “Spinning Silver” by Naomi Novak

I'm impatiently waiting for The Last Graduate to release, so I decided to bide my time by reading Naomi Novak's other books. From GoodReads: Miryem is the daughter and granddaughter of moneylenders, but her father's inability to collect his debts has left his family on the edge of poverty--until Miryem takes matters into her own … Continue reading First Impression Friday: “Spinning Silver” by Naomi Novak

Book Review: “The House in the Cerulean Sea” by TJ Klune

I really, really wanted to love this book. You've got no idea how much it pains me to write those words. I loved this book. It's got everything I wanted - mysterious children (reminds me a little bit of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children), unsatisfied office drone worker (Stardew Valley), and the "found family" … Continue reading Book Review: “The House in the Cerulean Sea” by TJ Klune

First Impression Friday: “The Once and Future Witches” by Alix E. Harrow

Why is it that library holds always come in all at once? I've been on the waiting list for the next five FIF posts for almost six months now, and of course they all came in at once. From GoodReads: In 1893, there's no such thing as witches. There used to be, in the wild, … Continue reading First Impression Friday: “The Once and Future Witches” by Alix E. Harrow

TTT: Books on My Fall 2021 To-Read List

Welcome back to Top Ten Tuesday, hosted as always by That Artsy Reader Girl! I haven't participated in a few weeks (mainly because I couldn't think of enough books for the last few weeks) but this one I've got an entire bookshelf full of books to talk about, so let's get started! I can't remember … Continue reading TTT: Books on My Fall 2021 To-Read List

Book Review: “Ninth House” by Leigh Bardugo

I read this entire book in a day, and I absolutely love it when books are just that fascinating enough to me nowadays. (Well, I guess it didn't help that I borrowed it from the library, forgot about it, and got an email saying my library hold was up in three days -- whoops.) I... … Continue reading Book Review: “Ninth House” by Leigh Bardugo