Tagged with young adult

Ironskin by Tina Connolly

Ironskin by Tina Connolly

Ironskin by Tina Connolly crept under my skin and sent a chill to my bones. It had all the ingredients of a traditional, spine tingling gothic novel, but with sensational new twists that made it something fresh and unexpected. The story opens right after a Great War has been fought against the fey, a haunting … Continue reading

Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

Wow. This book. was. wonderful. Epic, really. I  found a used (and signed!) copy of Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo, while I was trading in a bunch of dusty tomes at Half Price Books. In the back of my mind, I remembered that there was a lot of buzz when it was released in … Continue reading

On Favorite Books…

“We don’t need to have just one favorite. We keep adding favorites. Our favorite book is always the book that speaks most directly to us at a particular stage in our lives. And our lives change. We have other favorites that give us what we most need at that particular time. But we never lose … Continue reading

Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder

Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder

I picked up Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder, before boarding a transatlantic flight from Ireland to California. I wanted something engrossing and different, a story that would capture my attention through all matter of delays, boredom, and turbulence. Luckily, I chose wisely; I could barely put Poison Study down and finished it within hours … 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

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

Once upon a time… this book completely surprised me in the most wonderful way. It wasn’t that I wasn’t expecting it to be good, I was, it’s just that it totally surpassed my expectations. Laini Taylor crafts a seductive Prague, full of back alleyways, vexing ex-boyfriends, occult coffee shops and an honest and tough main … Continue reading