First Impression Friday: “The Hazel Wood” by Melissa Albert

Welcome back to First Impression Friday, an installment I haven't done in a while because I am a slacker. That's okay, though, because I've also read five books in the past week and I'm hoping not to slow down anytime soon. This week's preview is for The Hazel Wood. I remember being super intrigued by the … Continue reading First Impression Friday: “The Hazel Wood” by Melissa Albert

First Impression Friday: “The Eye of the Elephant” by Delia & Mark Owens

Welcome back to First Impression Friday, where I ramble on about the book I'm currently reading but have long since finished in the time it took me to schedule this post! This week's book is a sequel to Cry of the Kalahari, which I posted about at some point in the past. From GoodReads: After being … Continue reading First Impression Friday: “The Eye of the Elephant” by Delia & Mark Owens

First Impression Friday: “Severance” by Ling Ma

A few months ago, I received a very interesting email from Book Crate. "Try one month on us free!" it said, and I jumped on it. It didn't even require my credit card information (amateurs!). Severance was the book I chose (December 2018), and when it arrived I put it on the shelf and didn't pay … Continue reading First Impression Friday: “Severance” by Ling Ma

First Impression Friday: “Cry of the Kalahari” by Mark & Delia Owens

Welcome back to First Impression Friday! This week, we're going with something non-fiction, Cry of the Kalahari. All the credit for this one belongs to my boyfriend, Steven. He described it as "these crazy scientists go out to the Kalahari desert by themselves and end up living with the lions and other animals." He explained that … Continue reading First Impression Friday: “Cry of the Kalahari” by Mark & Delia Owens

First Impression Friday: “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up” by Marie Kondo

First of all, I'm writing this preview in early January (I'm scheduling posts again, isn't it nice?), and I'm planning on starting KonMari-ing my room as soon as I finish with this book and its "sequel," Spark Joy. Part of my resolve for the new year is to cut down on my waste and the number … Continue reading First Impression Friday: “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up” by Marie Kondo

First Impression Friday: “A Conjuring of Light” by VE Schwab

Welcome back to First Impression Friday, hosted by J. W. Martin! And of course, after three weeks, we come to the final book in the series. I will tell you that I finished A Gathering of Shadows while at work, and as such I couldn't throw the book across the room and scream like I probably would … Continue reading First Impression Friday: “A Conjuring of Light” by VE Schwab

First Impression Friday: “A Gathering of Shadows” by VE Schwab

It looks like this is going to be a VE Schwab January. A Gathering of Shadows is the second of her books that I've previewed here, and I'm pretty sure I'll be able to get to the third one by the end of the month (spoiler alert: I'm actually writing these in December and scheduling them … Continue reading First Impression Friday: “A Gathering of Shadows” by VE Schwab