Hey, you know what you’ve never seen from Shannon Hale before? Sci-fi. I have to fess up: this is the first Hale I’ve ever read. She’s been recommended to me by no fewer than four different friends whose reading taste I trust, and I still hadn’t gotten around to picking up one of her books. Don’t ask me why; Hale ...
Some of you might have seen my Instagram about this book, in which I admitted to refreshing the Kindle Store about seventyzillion times after midnight, until I could download Into the Still Blue. True story. I have enjoyed this series so much, and I could not wait to get my hot little hands on the final book. I was a ...
I came late to Unwind and its sequels. I’m not really the kind of person with the restraint it takes to wait until a whole series is out (and this one isn’t, quite) and then read it all in one sitting–I’m far too impatient and in need of good things to read! But for whatever reason, I was busy ...
PEOPLE. I’ve been thinking about what to write for this review of Champion for hours, now, and I am seriously sitting at my laptop, eyes bugged out huge, because, OMGOSH. I think so much just happened that it broke my brain.   Holy crap. This book is absolutely my most favorite of all the series-enders I’ve read in the past year. Looking ...
I love a good period mystery/romance, but usually when I read them, I prepare myself for a touch of stuffiness from the narrator. I was so pleasantly surprised by the bubbly, energetic voice that greeted me from the pages of Anne Cleeland’s Daughter of the God-King. Hathor (who goes by Hattie; who can blame her?) is so headstrong, so ...
I’ve been finished with Allegiant for three or four days, now, and I still have no idea what to write. So…here are my jumbled thoughts? Roth is an exceptional writer. She’s one of the strongest recommendations for this series (and there are many), and considering that she got her start so relatively young, I cannot wait to see what ...
  So. Usually, I do not condone dragging a series out longer than three books (if that’s even necessary; honestly, what ever happened to writing a standalone book? Sometimes that’s okay!), but so help me, if Infinityglass is really the end of the Hourglass series, I will be a very sad reader indeed. Myra McEntire is extraordinarily clever, really, having set ...
Wake Up Missing is a well-written, quick-paced little morsel of a sci-fi novel. Written for tweens (wait. I hate that word. Pre-teens? Let’s roll with that.) Ahem. Written for pre-teens, its characters are smart, active, and dynamic enough to hold a slightly younger audience’s interest. I read this book with my ten-year-old boys in mind, but I have to say ...
If I Should Die is a sneaker of a book. Firstly, let me just say that I had to wait TWO MONTHS to read it after I put it on hold at the library, because it was that popular. I just finally got my hands on it last week! Anyway. I got a kick out of reading Amy Plum’s first two ...
So, a million years ago, I went to college and got a degree in English, which meant I slogged through–er–read ALL THE THINGS. Well, all the long, “important” things, anyway. Sometimes I loved it, and sometimes it just made my brain tired. (I had an entire semester on James Joyce. If you know who he is, you’ll understand.) Which brings ...