Oct 03 2015

Epic Recs: Uprooted

Epic Recs: Uprooted

Uprooted was recommended to me as my September Epic Recs from Lyn (I know it’s October now. I’m slightly delayed on sharing my review… again. Lol). So check out my review below and then stay tuned for the next Epic Recs round!


Lyn absolutely hit the nail on the head by choosing Uprooted for me, I do believe. After basically being in a reading slump the past two months where it was beginning to become a real struggle to even pick up regular favorites for a re-read, I was wary to even give Epic Recs a go for September. I thought it’d just end in another DNF–or to technically put it–a simple set down because the whole reading thing just hadn’t …

Oct 02 2015

Forgotten Fridays: Madapple

Forgotten Fridays: Madapple

Forgotten Fridays is a monthly feature here where the three of us get together to read an older book and discuss it. There are sometimes spoilers, but we always try our best to avoid them.

For this Friday, I picked Madapple by Christina Meldrum. Pixie and Kara were not able to finish the book, unfortunately, but Jessie from Ageless Pages Reviews read the book this month, and joined me today as a guest for the discussion post! Thank you, Jessie!


Lyn: So! Madapple! Was it mad enough for you?

Jessie: Mad is a good word for it. I think there’s a lot of madness to be found in Madapple. Both as in …

Oct 01 2015

Story Sprites: Fall/Winter 2015 Edition

Story Sprites: Fall/Winter 2015 Edition

Welcome to the second round of Story Sprites!

This reading challenge will allow you to pick your own books that correspond with each “path,” which is indicated by color. Since we love our readers, there will be prizes!

So, how do you participate? Read below for the Story Sprite Rules:

1. You can complete any number of the paths. The maximum is 5.

2. Pick your path. Each path is indicated with a color (red, yellow, green, blue and purple). Select books that correspond with the description. And example is listed below:

3. To complete a path, pick a book that meets the requirement for each square and read it. You must read one book PER square. DNFs count, but please …

Sep 30 2015

Story Sprites: Round 1 Conclusion

Story Sprites: Round 1 Conclusion

Hey readers! We did it! We’ve reached the end of the first round of Story Sprites!

So how did each of us do?


So I finished off three of the five paths:

I was shocked that I was able to get to any books, at all, with these themes. And the challenge did help me clean up my TBR pile. On top of that, I am, as of today, 12 books ahead on my goal! I can’t wait until the next round! I want to catch them all! I want all five badges!


Turns out, not so great. It’s been a really hectic, stressful, yucky health three months for me. I wish I …

Sep 29 2015

Epic Recs Review: Shatter Me

Epic Recs Review: Shatter Me

I had forgotten the announcement at the start of this month that Pixie and I did Epic Recs for September.

My pick for her: Uprooted. It seemed like such a Pixie book, and I know that the book kicked off a reading binge for me personally.

Pixie’s pick for me: Shatter Me. Because behind that cute little face is the soul of Satan.

To be fair, I have wanted to try this book for a while, so I thought, “Why not?” It seemed that my friends either really liked it, or they hated it with the rage of a thousand suns. As I always say, what will sell me the most on a novel is polarizing …

Sep 28 2015

Book Review: Six of Crows

Book Review: Six of Crows

You never know what kind of story you’re going to get from Leigh Bardugo, but the one thing you do know is that it will be fantastic. I’ve never given one of her books less than 4 stars, and though I have yet to read Ruin and Rising (this is because I know the ending will disappoint me), I loved the first two books of that trilogy as well. Six of Crows is no different. In fact, I think it might be BETTER than The Grisha Trilogy.

Why, you ask?

Because the characters, that’s why. I liked them A LOT more than Alina, Sturmhond, Mal (UCK), and The Darkling. Nothing wrong with them, of course, but the “Stupendous Six” as I call …