BOOK REPORT for Strange the Dreamer (Strange the Dreamer #1) (ISBN13: 978-0-316-34168-4) by Laini Taylor
Sparklemoth SplitBFF Charm:
Yay x2Swoonworthy Scale:
Dreams of Libraries and GodspawnBonus Factors:
Librarians, Tasty BusinessRelationship Status:
Missing My Other Half
Cover Story: Sparklemoth Split
Although I’m not crazy about the font, this is such a pretty cover in person—it’s very shiny and metallic. It’s not quite as gorgeous as the UK covers, but the simplicity and ...
I can’t seem to get away from abandoned wells lately. And boy oh boy, they TERRIFY me, both in story form and in real life. They’re so ubiquitous in Maine that growing up, my parents were ALWAYS warning me about them, and then, years later, The Ring didn’t assuage my fears any.
In adult life, we had one in our backyard that I worried about for YEARS until we finally had someone come over with an excavator, knock it ...
“But,” she went on, “remember. It’s the greatest strength to know your weaknesses. It just means you have a question to answer: How hard will you work to get what you want? And that’s the heart of it: from your career, from your time here, from everything, really—what do you want?”
I stayed quiet.
The world, I thought. The whole world, gathered up in my arms.
It’s the beginning of Jordan Sun’s junior ...
BOOK REPORT for Freya by Matthew Laurence
Photo OpBFF Charm:
Natalie ImbrugliaSwoonworthy Scale:
Modern TheologyBonus Factor:
Gods and Goddesses (+ Diversity)Factor:
Cover Story: Photo Op
Although the wings on this cover are more colorful than the DeLand Wings, everything about the image reminds me of the photos I’ve seen taken in front of artist Erica Group’s mural in DeLand, Florida.
Sara Vanadi’s not crazy. She’s just ...
I have a problem, and I suspect that some of you out there might suffer from it, too: there are too many books in my bag.
I try to keep their numbers down—after all, I really only bring my bag to work with me, and I work less than ten miles from home—but no matter how many times I empty it, no matter how many times I make room for my wallet and cellphone and charger and Bloomer notebook and ...
What is it about the clever blend of magic and classic aristocracy that is so pleasing to read? The mix of enchantment, romance, and classism is a tried and true bouquet, from books like Sherwood Smith’s much beloved YA duology Crown Duel/Court Duel to movies like the newest iteration of Beauty and the Beast.
Like so many others who grew up in the nineties (particularly of the bookish variety), I adored Beauty and the Beast. Belle’s dreams—wanting so much ...
After Joselito and Julius scurried off—ever the helpful brothers—Virgil’s parents presented him like a rare exhibit they didn’t quite understand.
“This is Turtle,” his mother said.
That was their name for him: Turtle. Because he wouldn’t “come out of his shell.” Every time they said it, a piece of him broke.
Virgil Salinas is the youngest person in his family. He’s quiet, shy, and introspective; spends most of his time with ...