Review: A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab

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Publication: February 21st 2017
Publisher: Tor Books
Pages:  624 pages
Source: Bookmobile
Genre: Fiction, Young Adult, Adult, Fantasy, Romance, Adventure
My Rating: ⛤⛤⛤⛤⛤

“Love and loss are like a ship and the sea. They rise together. The more we love, the more we have to lose. But the only way to avoid loss is to avoid love. And what a sad world that would be” (Schwab 371).

There’s so much I want to say about this book. So much I can’t say because it’s new and I don’t want to spoil the magic for anyone. Continue reading

Review: Radiance by Catherynne M. Valente

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Publication: August 20th 2015
Publisher: Tor Books
Pages:  429 pages
Source: Bookmobile
Genre: Fiction, Fantasy, Young Adult, Adult, Science Fiction, Steampunk, Mystery, Speculative Fiction
My Rating: ⛤⛤⛤⛤⛤

Radiance, I love you right in the face!

I went through many different emotions when while reading this book. It started with interest, confusion, frustration, excitement, awe, and then getting unexpectedly hit with THE FEELS!

When I finished Radiance, I couldn’t help thinking about how long this must have taken Valente to write. Not only is it a fairly large book, it’s also written in a variety of styles from editorials, letters, diary entry’s, film scripts, noir, gothic, surreal, and a whole slew more I’m sure I’m forgetting. But then I found out it only takes Valente 30 days to write a novel, even a radiant one like this, and I got jealous, but she’s an amazing author so it only makes sense that a brilliant person could write such a brilliant story. Continue reading

Review Round-Up!

Hi everyone!

I last posted a month ago and that is way too long! I’m so sorry for the lack of posts on here, as well as on Instagram. In September I got hired in three different jobs: one full-time, one part-time, one occasional. I’m still trying to organize my time for when to post and write reviews, but I have been keeping up with my reading which is good!

I thought it was best to do a Review Round-Up of some of the books I read over the summer/recently.

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Review: Bones and All by Camille DeAngelis

IMG_20160602_171204 Publication: March 10 2015
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Pages: 304 pages
Source: Christmas Gift (thanks Dad!)
Genre: Young Adult, Adult, Fiction, Horror, Fantasy, Paranormal
Bookish Song: Maneater by Nelly Furtado
My Rating: ⛤⛤⛤⛤⛤

The first thing that made me want to read this book was it’s gorgeous cover, the second was it’s description. From the description alone I knew I was going to love this book. To sum up, this book is about sixteen-year-old Maren Yearly who has a tiny bit of a problem, she’s a cannibal. As an infant she ate her babysitter when her mother was out and ever since she’s been a literal maneater, moving all across the United States after she does “the bad thing” (a.k.a. eats someone) with her mother so the two will not be caught and put in jail. The day after her sixteenth birthday, Maren’s mother leaves as she is unable to cope with moving around the country and being a mother to a daughter who can eat someone at any given moment. Maren goes searching for her father, who left before she was born, to find out why she eats people and who she is along the way. Continue reading