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: “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

First Impression Friday: “The Night Country” by Melissa Albert

I just finished reading Tales of the Hinterlands and then re-reading The Hazel Wood so I could prepare myself for this book, and I realized that, at least before reading this book, I don't think the world needed this sequel. The Hazel Wood was such a complete book, with an ending just open enough that … Continue reading First Impression Friday: “The Night Country” by Melissa Albert

Book Review: “The Girl in the Tower” by Katherine Arden

I want to read more Russian folk/fairy tales. I want to learn more about these creatures that haunt Arden's stories. And if a book makes you want to read more about the world in that book, then I think the book is doing an excellent job. I mentioned in my First Impression Friday post for … Continue reading Book Review: “The Girl in the Tower” by Katherine Arden

Book Review: “The Bear & the Nightingale” by Katherine Arden

This makes two books in a row that are fairy-tale-esque that I've read (the last one being The Near Witch) and this one is leaps and bounds beyond the last one. For those of you who, like me until a few minutes ago, have not yet read Arden's Winternight trilogy, this particular book follows the … Continue reading Book Review: “The Bear & the Nightingale” by Katherine Arden

ENG 590: “Bluebeard”

At the beginning of the semester, my professor broke the news that there would be three presentations throughout the semester (one for each student in the class), and we could choose one of three books to do our presentations on. One of my classmates picked hers right away, God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater, because it was … Continue reading ENG 590: “Bluebeard”

Book Review: “The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic” by Leigh Bardugo

For Christmas, my mother got me the Six of Crows duology, and I recently started reading it. It's been on my TBR list forever, but finally having it in my hands has made me crack it open. I had wondered if all the reviewers had been exaggerating how good it was, but now I know they … Continue reading Book Review: “The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic” by Leigh Bardugo