Magic Study by Maria V. Snyder

So, I started and finished Magic Study in one night. That alone says SO much about how I feel about the book. There aren’t many books that I get so into that I finish them in one sitting, and I really wasn’t planning on doing it with this book but I fell so very muchContinue reading “Magic Study by Maria V. Snyder”

Coral & Bone by Tiffany Daune

I’m not going to lie—I decided that I wanted to read Coral & Bone for two reasons: mermaids and the super cool cover art. Yes, I know you should never judge a book by its cover. But that doesn’t stop me, does it? This book far exceeded my expectations. I was pleasantly surprised with the story, plot,Continue reading “Coral & Bone by Tiffany Daune”

Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder

I finished this book last weekend and I’ve really been thinking about what exactly I’m going to say about it… my mind is still full of awe and just a complete mess so I’m just going to go for it. Poison Study is without a doubt the BEST book that I’ve read this year. ItContinue reading “Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder”

The Perilous Sea by Sherry Thomas

I finished this book as fast as I could—partly because it was freaking amazing, and partly because I don’t want to read anything during NaNoWriMo (because let’s be real—I would choose reading this book over writing my daily word count). I am so obsessed with this series. It has sucked me in and won’t releaseContinue reading “The Perilous Sea by Sherry Thomas”

The Burning Sky by Sherry Thomas

It’s been a while since I’ve been so wrapped up in a magical/fantasy world. It was a pleasant surprise to crack open The Burning Sky and within several chapters, become completely enamored with the characters, story, and world. Iolanthe Seabourne is the greatest elemental mage of her time—or so she is told, by Prince Titus,Continue reading “The Burning Sky by Sherry Thomas”

The Vanishing Season by Jodi Lynn Anderson

The Vanishing Season by Jodi Lynn Anderson was one of the books on my fall to-read list, and I was super excited to get into it – the description alone was enough to get me hooked. Cue the disappointment… I hate rating books badly, but this book just did not do it for me. MaybeContinue reading “The Vanishing Season by Jodi Lynn Anderson”

Listened to: Eragon by Christopher Paolini

For as long as I can remember, we never listened to music on long car rides. Nope, we were that homeschooled family who listened to YA fiction audiobooks on family vacation. I’m 23 now, and I actually look forward to long car trips…so I can pick out an audiobook. It’s the epitome of multitasking—driving andContinue reading “Listened to: Eragon by Christopher Paolini”

The Assassin’s Curse by Cassandra Rose Clarke

I read this on vacation, lazily choosing it from my Nook library when I realized it had gone unnoticed for the past few months. Though a good story for an escape while nestled in the hotel sheets, it didn’t quite hit the mark for me. At 188 pages, it was a quick read. It’s Clarke’sContinue reading “The Assassin’s Curse by Cassandra Rose Clarke”

Throwback Thursday: Goddess of Yesterday by Caroline B. Cooney

I received my hardback copy of the Goddess of Yesterday during a summer reading program at my local library in 2004. To get our free book from the book cart, we had to read for five hours and turn our coupons in. I read five hours the first day of the summer program and pitchedContinue reading “Throwback Thursday: Goddess of Yesterday by Caroline B. Cooney”

Stolen Songbird by Danielle L. Jensen

I chose this book on a whim after reading several other third installments in trilogies I’ve been reading. Without checking the publish date, I tore into the book, turning pages like it would disappear if I set it down. Needless to say, it was a fabulous read. It flew by in a blur of magic,Continue reading “Stolen Songbird by Danielle L. Jensen”