Mini Book Reviews #3: Sky in the Deep, The Murders of Molly Southbourne, Sour Candy

✨ Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young (Vikings, YA, Fantasy) Summary: Marketed as being part Wonder Woman, part ‘Vikings’, Sky in the Deep is about seventeen-year-old Eelyn, a fierce warrior and member of the Aska tribe. She has a deep sense of honor and pride, and most of her actions and thoughts are fueled by these things. The AskaContinue reading “Mini Book Reviews #3: Sky in the Deep, The Murders of Molly Southbourne, Sour Candy”

Mini Book Reviews #2: Rolling in the Deep, Lock In, What Girls Are Made Of

✨ Rolling in the Deep by Mira Grant (Sci-Fi, Horror, Mermaids!!) Summary: This is a short story that counts as 0.5 in the “Rolling in the Deep” series. The author also writes books under another name – Seanan McGuire – although when I picked this up, I hadn’t read anything else by her. I wasn’t sure of whatContinue reading “Mini Book Reviews #2: Rolling in the Deep, Lock In, What Girls Are Made Of”

Mini Book Reviews #1: Girls Made of Snow and Glass, A Man Called Ove, Brain on Fire

✨ Girls Made of Snow and Glass by Melissa Bashardoust (Fantasy, YA, Fairy Tales) Summary: Girls is advertised as a feminist retelling of Snow White, which immediately grabbed my attention – I’m a sucker for fairy tale retellings! The main characters are Lynet (Snow White) and Mina (the Evil Queen), and the book alternates between the two to tell theirContinue reading “Mini Book Reviews #1: Girls Made of Snow and Glass, A Man Called Ove, Brain on Fire”

Top 10 Book Favorites of 2017

I love reading – everything about it! Stories, worlds, characters, bookstores, new book smell, finding written notes on old pages, rereading something and it hitting me the same way it did the very first time — I’ve learned so much from books and have been an avid reader my entire life. My favorite genres haveContinue reading “Top 10 Book Favorites of 2017”

Book Review – Divergent by Veronica Roth

Title: Divergent Author: Veronica Roth Publisher: HarperCollins, 2012 Pages: Paperback Edition, 487 pages Rating: 4.5/5 I’ve been on a reading kick lately, and I’ve been revisiting my favorite genre in life – YA Fiction. I’m not ashamed to admit that the pretty covers draw me in, or that the easy to follow plots and angsty, emotionally turbulent characters have me speed-reading through myContinue reading “Book Review – Divergent by Veronica Roth”

Book Review – Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer

Title: Into the Wild Author: Jon Krakauer Publisher: Villard, 1996 Pages: Paperback Edition, 224 pages Rating: 3 /5 I don’t really prefer Krakauer’s journalistic writing style. Rather than a book, I felt like I were reading a very long story in a newspaper, which makes sense because this “book” is just an expansion of an article he wrote forContinue reading “Book Review – Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer”