Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult

Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy by Laini Taylor

When I first saw the cover of Daughter of Smoke and Bone, I fell head over heels – love at first sight. Blue hair, dynamic fonts, intriguing synopsis, Prague as a setting, fantasy world. I was just coming off the high of finishing City of Dark Magic and was very excited to find something that… Continue reading Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy by Laini Taylor

Fiction, Science Fiction, Young Adult

Warcross by Marie Lu

Marie Lu is officially now the most reviewed author on this site! This may be due in large part to a very exciting event that took place at the bookstore I work at two weeks ago when I had the great of fortune of moderating a discussion between the lovely Marie Lu and her friend… Continue reading Warcross by Marie Lu

Non-Fiction, Poetry

Adultolescence by Gabbie Hanna

When this book first showed up at the bookstore on Monday, I wasn't entirely sure what to make of it. After my less than stellar experience in reading modern poetry last week with Milk and Honey, I didn't think I would really want to try again. But after all the teenage girls started asking for it… Continue reading Adultolescence by Gabbie Hanna

Fantasy, Fiction, Novella, Retelling

Beauty by Sarah Pinborough

I completely fell for the cover of this book and I'm a sucker for dark fantasy adaptations. This book (and series) fit the bill quite well. Synopsis Once upon a time... in a kingdom far, far away, a handsome prince sets out to find a lost castle, only to discover a city slumbering under a… Continue reading Beauty by Sarah Pinborough

Book Club, Fiction, Science Fiction

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

I had wanted to read Station Eleven for quite a while, since I first saw it sitting on a table in a bookstore. I picked it up regularly in stores and contemplated purchasing it before finally doing so two years ago. And then it sat in my to-be-read pile for far too long. So when I decided… Continue reading Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

Biography, Childrens, Non-Fiction, Picture Book

She Persisted by Chelsea Clinton

Growing up, I loved any and all books about women who did amazing things. It's not often, now in my adult years, that I go through the picture book section of the bookstore, but with lots of young ones joining my family (not my own, but nieces, nephews, cousins, etc.), I want to be sure… Continue reading She Persisted by Chelsea Clinton

Non-Fiction, Poetry

Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur

I received Milk and Honey as a wedding present over a year ago. Last night I decided I might as well pick it up and see what all the fuss is about.  Synopsis this is the journey of surviving through poetry this is the blood sweat and tears of twenty-one years this is my heart in your… Continue reading Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur

Contemporary, Fiction

Be Frank with Me by Julia Claiborne Johnson

One random day in January 2016, shortly before I was due to head to Denver for a bookseller's conference, a book arrived at the bookstore for me - a copy of Be Frank with Me. Needless to say I was incredibly intrigued and discovered that I was due to have dinner with the author while in… Continue reading Be Frank with Me by Julia Claiborne Johnson

Classics, Fiction, Mystery

And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

On Thursday, before leaving home for a bit of a road trip, I was desperately searching through the Overdrive app for a new audiobook - I could not undertake the journey without one and I had forgotten to swing by the library the previous two days. Imagine my excitement when I stumbled across an Agatha… Continue reading And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie