Tagged with kristin cashore

Top Ten: Books on my Summer TBR List

Top Ten: Books on my Summer TBR List

Holy Crow, there are soo many amazing books coming out this summer that I just had to spread the love/proselytize their greatness! Series Closers! Assassins! Supernatural Creatures! Mystery! Oh my! Cassandra Clare (along with Kristin Cashore) was pretty much my ‘gateway drug’author to YA, thus it’s with baited breath that I reunite with the ole shadowhunter/downworlder … Continue reading

Writing Tips and Resources for Camp NaNoWriMo

Writing Tips and Resources for Camp NaNoWriMo

I’ve been meaning to do it for ages, but this year I finally made the commitment and signed up to try and write a novel, or at the very least get one started, in a month. Gulp. NaNoWriMo (the affectionate shorthand for National Novel Writing Month) offers a Camp version in July. The timing was perfect! … Continue reading

The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson

The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson

Elisa is not your typical heroine. She is overweight, plain, a bookworm who is unsure of herself and lingers in the shadows of her confident older sister. She would be completely overlooked were it not for the fact that she’s a godstone bearer, someone who is born once every hundred years with a magical gem … Continue reading

Thirteenth Child by Patricia C. Wrede

Thirteenth Child by Patricia C. Wrede

A combination of Fire, Little House on the Prairie, and Harry Potter, Thirteenth Child by Patricia C. Wrede swept me away to an alternate history of the United States and a Wild West where mystical beasts roam the wilderness, and magic is read about in newspapers instead of fairy tales. The story follows Eff, a young girl … Continue reading

Snow White & the Huntsman: Movie Review

Snow White & the Huntsman: Movie Review

*Mild Spoilers, as the skeleton of the story remains true to the original* As soon as I saw the trailer for Snow White & the Huntsman, months ago, I was looking forward to seeing it. No, not because of Kristen Stewart, rather in spite of her ‘charms’. As you may or may not have noticed, … Continue reading

Tea & Book Pairing: Rooibos with Graceling

Tea & Book Pairing: Rooibos with Graceling

Rooibos is a tea that is not always as it seems; a reminder that appearances can be deceiving. Upon first glance, this ochre-colored tea with it’s deep, red palette seems like it would be bursting with robust caffeinated glory. It is however, surprisingly caffeine-free, despite it’s firey color and unique taste. Its defining traits are … Continue reading

Great Women in History: Mary Shelley

Great Women in History: Mary Shelley

Mary Shelley (1797-1851) was a trailblazer, a fire cracker, and a brilliant writer. The daughter of a suffragette (her mother published one of the earliest books promoting the equal treatment of women and men) and a philosopher, she left her own mark on the world at the bright, young age of 19, when she published The … Continue reading

In Defense of Reading

In Defense of Reading

It’s nothing new to have to explain to others why I still read fantasy, why fairy tales are worthy of my time, and that yes, I read YA books. Even so, people still feel the need to put down what they don’t understand. That’s why it was so refreshing to see Kristin Cashore express her frustration at … Continue reading