The Wrath & The Dawn begins much like the story of A Thousand and One Nights, one of my favorite tales to be retold. It quickly turns into something more though, as Shazi is a force to be reckoned with. After her best friend has been killed by this boy king, she decides she will give herself freely as the next bride and is determined to kill the monster before he kills her. What she isn’t prepared for, is falling in love with the monster. She knows there is more to the story as Khalid is not the monster she set out […]
Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week our topic is: Ten Books TBR Pile Books from Before Blogging Listed in no particular order. The Coyote Road: Trickster Tales by Ellen Datlow – wow I’ve had this anthology almost 10 years now, still unread! The High King’s Tomb(Green Rider, #3) by Kristen Britain – ashamed I never finished this series, loved the first two books! Outlander (Outlander, #1) by Diana Gabaldon – I mean with the series out, I really ought to read this series! Wizards: Magical Tales From the Masters of Modern Fantasy – Looks like I buy a […]
Welcome to another edition of the Monster Report. The Monster Report explores the book happenings of Kate and Kristen. Whether it be what we got in our mailboxes, what books we are currently hiding in, or fun stuff to look forward to this week at The Book Monsters, you can find it here. The Monster Report is inspired by Alea‘s This Week in Books, Tynga’s Stacking the Shelves, and Kathryn at the Book Date‘s It’s Monday, What are you Reading? Also, Teach Mentor Texts and Unleashing Readers also host a kidlit version of It’s Monday, What are you Reading? Read this […]
An Ember in the Ashes totally blew me away. I had this on my pile from a swap and had heard good things, but didn’t buckle down and read it until I saw that she was coming to Anderson’s bookshop in September. Once I picked the book up, I could not put it down. The book goes between the POV of two characters: Laia, a girl who has lived with her family until her grandparents were brutally murdered and her brother imprisoned for a notebook he had in his possession. Now, she is on the run and ends up with […]
Check out the Chaotic Goddess Swaps Books ‘n’ Bloggers Signup Post for details! Important Dates to Remember Sign-Ups Close on August 22nd, 2016 Partners Assigned by August 24th, 2016 Packages Ship by September 3rd, 2016 Swap Show-Off Post (Linky goes live on September 7th, 2016) This is one of my favorite swaps hosted by Chaotic Goddess! So excited!
Landline is another beautiful addition to all of Rainbow’s books. I’m slowly reading them and loving each one for many reasons. First, they make me feel all the feels. Second, they make me cry, every time. Third, they are just beautiful and I love them. Landline centers around Georgie McCool, who knows her marriage is slipping away but is too focused on her career to seem to want to change. She has the chance of a lifetime to get her own show finally aired, and she decides to send her family off to Christmas with her in-laws without her. Even though […]
Has Anyone Seen Jessica Jenkins? is an interesting book in that these kids gain superpowers but with a scientific basis for the reason behind it. Jessica starts turning invisible in class one day and her best friend also notices it. Together they try to figure out how and why she can turn invisible. They start to do small experiments to find out how she can do it and work on her power. Little does Jessica know that her mother’s best friend and her godmother Nancy is the reason behind her sudden change. When she was a baby, her and two others […]
The Last Kids on Earth is an action packed story about a 13 year old boy named Jack who has survived the zombie apocalypse so far. He finally finds his best friend, Quint, who is a scientist and they team up to make a better chance of survival. While working together, they also happen upon the class bully, Dirk, who ends up being better outside of school than within and he helps out a lot, especially since he’s a huge kid. Jack thinks about the apocalypse like a video game and he gets scores for doing certain things, his main […]