Dear THE NAME OF THE WIND by Patrick Rothfuss: I FINALLY READ YOU!!!

Dear The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss, We have skirted around each other for many years, you and I. Countless friends and fellow bookworms have recommended that I read you. Upon learning that I love The Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter, people have jumped on the opportunity to recommend you time …

Fantasy Tropes Book Tag

Although I mostly read classics now (largely due to all of my course work) the genre that first got me hooked on reading was definitely fantasy. You can imagine how excited I was to see that I was recently tagged to do the Fantasy Tropes Book Tag. Thanks so much to Kelly @ Just Another …

AN EMBER IN THE ASHES by Sabaa Tahir | Review

Months ago I won a copy of An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir in an online giveaway. After enduring its impatient glare from my bookshelf for as long as I could, I finally picked it up and gave it the attention that all of the buzz surrounding it suggests it deserves. Unfortunately, this …

8 Reasons Why You Should Read THE PHANTOM TOLLBOOTH by Norton Juster

Written by Norton Juster and illustrated by Jules Feiffer, The Phantom Tollbooth is often regarded as a classic work of children's fiction. I never read this book as a child, so when my friend (and roommate!) recommended it to me I had no idea what she was talking about. A phantom tollbooth who takes a boy on …

BLUE LILY, LILY BLUE by Maggie Stiefvater

“Blue was perfectly aware that it was possible to have a friendship that wasn’t all-encompassing, that wasn’t blinding, deafening, maddening, quickening. It was just that now that she’d had this kind, she didn’t want the other.” How Blue feels about her friendships with the Raven Boys is similar to the way I feel about reading …

Book Review: A DARKER SHADE OF MAGIC

Author: V.E. Schwab Number of Pages: 400 Publisher: Tor Books Release Date: February 24, 2015 "Kell is one of the last Travelers—rare magicians who choose a parallel universe to visit. Grey London is dirty, boring, lacks magic, ruled by mad King George. Red London is where life and magic are revered, and the Maresh Dynasty presides over a flourishing …

Book Review: THE NIGHT CIRCUS

Author: Erin Morgenstern Number of Pages: 387 Publisher: Doubleday Release Date: September 13, 2011 "The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called "Le Cirque des Reves," and it is only open …

Book Review: HALF BAD

Author: Sally Green Number of Pages: 380 Publisher: Viking Juvenile Release Date: March 4, 2014 "Half Bad by Sally Green is a breathtaking debut novel about one boy's struggle for survival in a hidden society of witches.You can't read, can't write, but you heal fast, even for a witch.You get sick if you stay indoors after dark.You hate White Witches …

Book Review: CLOCKWORK ANGEL

Author: Cassandra Clare Number of Pages: 479 Publisher: Simon & Schuster Release Date: August 31, 2010 "The year is 1878. Tessa Gray descends into London’s dark supernatural underworld in search of her missing brother. She soon discovers that her only allies are the demon-slaying Shadowhunters—including Will and Jem, the mysterious boys she is attracted to. …

Book Review: WAKE

Author: Amanda HockingNumber of Pages: 320Publisher: St. Martin's GriffinRelease Date: August 7, 2012"Gorgeous. Fearless. Dangerous. They're the kind of girls you envy; the kind of girls you want to hate. Strangers in town for the summer, Penn, Lexi and Thea have caught everyone's attention—but it’s Gemma who’s attracted theirs.  She’s the one they’ve chosen to …