Burning Glass

Read: 02/13-02/27 Burning Glass by Kathryn Purdie In Riaznin, it’s considered an honor for Auraseers like Sonya—girls with a rare form of synesthesia—to serve as the emperor’s personal protector, constantly scanning for feelings of malice and bloodlust in the court. But Sonya would rather be free. After the queen’s murder and a tragic accident, Sonya…

Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

Read: 09/29-09/29 Sometimes I will read a book by a new author for the first time and fall in love with their writing. Once I finish the book I do all the research I can into any other books by that author that are either already published or going to be published soon. I had…

The Memory Trees

Read: 11/08-11/22 So I went from reading about a vineyard to an orchard. However, these two books couldn’t be more different. One of the reasons I was drawn to this book was the promise of magical realism. I love books that make you wonder whether or not there was magic or just a coincidence experienced…

Illuminae

Read: 10/23-11/02 So a while back I had to pack a lot of books up to put in storage because my husband was being sent overseas. I had to decide which books were going to remain out of storage for the next 6 months and which I was reluctantly going to put into storage. This…

Eight Hundred Grapes

Read: 11/02-11/06 As I have mentioned before, in previous posts, book clubs are a great way to learn about new books. I was in the process of getting ready to move back to Southern California because my husband was finally coming home after a long six months. I had learned about a book club offered…

Reality Gold

Read: 05/14-05/18 I received a copy of this book from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. What caught my eye on this book was the title and the cover. It looked like it would be about hidden treasure and I was expecting it to be a time period book but what I got…

Kiss of the Royal

Read: 04/25-05/07 I received a copy of this book from NetGalley recently. This book will be published in July 2018. The reason I requested this book was because the title intrigued me. I was also really interested since it seemed like it was gonna be a YA Fantasy standalone novel. There are not a lot…

The Last Summer of the Garret Girls

Read: 03/08-03/11 I received an advanced copy of this book on Net Galley. This was the first book that I have received from them and I was not let down. This is the perfect book to come out right before summer. It has everything that a summer read needs: small town, romance, unique summer festivals,…

Labyrinth Lost

Read: 09/26-09/28 My friend got the hardcover book a while ago because she loved the cover of it (and of course the plot drew her in). In fact, if you go to my Instagram account you will see it featured in a few photos. I fell in love with the paperback copy and new I…

Stalking Jack the Ripper

Read: 09/24-09/25 Sometimes I will come across a book because the sequel is about to be published. I may have somehow missed the first book being released and time will go by without it ever really having caught my attention. Then the sequel is coming out and the series is getting more attention so I…