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

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

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

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: “Uprooted” by Naomi Novik

In my First Impression Friday post about this book, I said how I was annoyed with the main character's constant clumsiness, and predicted that it actually meant she'd be super strong in whatever the Dragon had taken her for, and I was correct. She's clumsy because (paraphrasing) there's so much magic inside her that she … Continue reading Book Review: “Uprooted” by Naomi Novik

Book Review: “A Winter’s Promise” by Christelle Dabos

So I'm going to freely admit that I was bored to tears in the first few chapters of this book, but I always give something a good 20% of the book before I put it down and tell myself that it wasn't for me. Luckily for A Winter's Promise, it really started to pick up. … Continue reading Book Review: “A Winter’s Promise” by Christelle Dabos

First Impression Friday: “Uprooted” by Naomi Novak

I've already said it a million times on this blog, but A Deadly Education was one of my favorite books that I read in 2020, and I didn't realize that Naomi Novak had written other books. I came across Uprooted on a Top Ten Tuesday list at some point and immediately added it to my … Continue reading First Impression Friday: “Uprooted” by Naomi Novak

First Impression Friday: “A Winter’s Promise” by Christelle Dabos

I can't remember why I picked up this book, but I guess we're off to take a journey. It's listed as one of Amazon's best Fantasy books of 2018, so hopefully that means it'll be good. I've once again opened a book that I read the summary of months ago without re-reading it before starting, … Continue reading First Impression Friday: “A Winter’s Promise” by Christelle Dabos