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Book Review: Reign of the Fallen

Posted January 22, 2018 by Kara in book review, Kara / 0 Comments
Book Review: Reign of the Fallen

Last year I read Sarah Glenn Marsh’s debut, Fear the Drowning Deep. I appreciated the ideas presented in that book, but it wasn’t my favorite. Before I cross an author off my list, I read three of their books to make sure we don’t mesh. I was on the fence about reading Reign of the Fallen because I wasn’t sure the premise was for me, but I actually ended up really, really enjoying it. Odessa is a necromancer in a kingdom where all the nobles and ruling class are dead. Even the king is dead, and every few years Odessa more »

Book Review: Alex and Eliza by Melissa de la Cruz

Posted January 17, 2018 by Maryam in book review, Maryam / 1 Comment
Book Review: Alex and Eliza by Melissa de la Cruz

For some reason, I’m starting to get into the historical fiction funk here. I mean, I’ve been reading more and more of historical fiction, despite saying oh, I’m not a historical fiction kind of gal. YE SURE KEEP TELLING YO SELF THAT, MARYAM. But yes, I am starting to like reading about people in the past. Very interesting hmmmmmmmmmmm. A smol confession: I actually picked up this book from the library because it’s about Alexander Hamilton and for some reason, when you tweet that name, book twitter tends to start screaming in excitement. And I know Hamilton is a very recently famous play, which unfortunately more »

Book Review: Akata Witch

Posted July 14, 2017 by Kara in book review, Kara / 0 Comments
Book Review: Akata Witch

I was lucky enough to get a copy of Akata Witch through the Penguin First To Read program. It honestly wasn’t my first pick. I wanted Library of Fates, but all the copies were gone by the time I got there, so I took this one instead. I’m thankful that it worked out this way, because this book was unique and contained a memorable cast of characters. Sunny Nwazue is just a twelve-year-old girl struggling to live a normal life with her albino skin, until she discovers she is a Leopard Person able to do unusual magic and juju. Her more »

#ReadADessen Keeping The Moon: Review + Giveaway

Posted April 26, 2017 by Kara in blog tour, book review, Giveaway, Kara / 3 Comments
#ReadADessen Keeping The Moon: Review + Giveaway

“So I ran inside and up to my parents’ room and woke up my dad,” he went on, dipping the brush into the can of paint thinner and swishing it around. “I was freaking. Crying and everything. And my mom kept saying how she’d known I was too young to camp out and how he should have listened to her–this was before the divorce–and my dad kept telling her to be quiet so he could hear what I was saying, because he couldn’t understand me.” He stopped then, and I thought of the voice on the answering machine, clearing his more »

Where Were You “That Summer”? #ReadADessen + Giveaway

Posted April 17, 2017 by Kara in blog tour, Kara / 3 Comments
Where Were You “That Summer”? #ReadADessen + Giveaway

  The countdown to Once and For All is on, and to prepare for the upcoming release, bloggers and booktubers all over are sharing posts and videos about all of Sarah’s books. The first book we are talking about is That Summer. All this week, and the weeks leading up to Once and For All, members of the bookish community will be sharing their love for Sarah’s books. That Summer is Sarah Dessen’s debut novel, and it debuted more than twenty years ago, in 1996. I was a teenager in 1996, and I thought, what would be a better way to more »

Book Review: Rebel of the Sands

Posted March 9, 2017 by Maryam in book review, Maryam / 2 Comments
Book Review: Rebel of the Sands

Okay, I may be just a litttttle bit biased in my review BUT I LOOOOVE THIS BOOK because it features a female sharpshooter. And not just any sharpshooter, but a bloody good one. From the very first page of this book, till the last, I love it so much, and I dare say that this is by far one of my favorite books of 2017. I haven’t read much this year thanks to exams, but hooooly, this book makes me wanna reread it over and over again. I think it’s safe to say that I am in love with Amani, more »