Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh

I absolutely loved The Wrath and the Dawn, so when I heard that Renee Ahdieh was writing a retelling loosely based on Mulan I was very excited. And I was not disappointed. I think it was Roshani Chokshi who described Renee Ahdieh's writing as "butter", and I cannot think of a more accurate description. It is rich, and smooth, and velvety, and makes you wonder how you managed without it before.

Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes

I had heard so many good things about this series from people who I really trust, so my expectations were pretty high going in. This, as it turns out, was a mistake. I was promised rich politics, morally grey characters, blindsiding betrayal, and fascinating magic. I expected strong worldbuilding and intriguing characters. I got none of the above.

The Magicians by Lev Grossman

If you couldn't already tell from the 1 star rating, I absolutely hated this book. In fact, I seriously considered not even writing a review. I couldn't even finish this book. If you check my Goodreads, it's on my DNF (did not finish) shelf. Normally, if I don't finish a book I don't give it a rating, because I don't feel comfortable rating a book that I didn't even read all the way through. This book is an exception, however, because it was so awful that I felt the need to contribute what little I could to bringing down its average rating on Goodreads. That being said, if you loved this series, and will just get angry reading a lot of hate directed towards this book, maybe just click away. Why then, did I decide to write a review? Because I felt like I was not adequately warned about this piece of trash.

The Door Keeper by Steen Jones || Book Review and GIVEAWAY!

The Door Keeper by Steen Jones Received: eARC Publication Date: February 20, 2017 Publisher: Royal James Publishing 4.5 out of 5 stars I received an electronic Advanced Reader's Copy from the publisher, but all thoughts and opinions are my own. The Blurb: Adventure. Love. Destiny. Single mom Eden Saunders has learned that tragedy is simply …

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Anna Dressed in Blood – Kendare Blake

Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake Div 4 and up Received: Library (Audiobook) Publication Date: October 17, 2011 Publisher: Tor Teen 4.5 out of 5 stars The Blurb: Cas hunts ghosts for a living. His father did it, and when his father died, Cas picked up the knife and began ghost hunting himself. When …

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Top Ten 2017 Debuts I’m Excited For

Top Ten Tuesday This meme is hosted by The Broke and The Bookish, you can click through the link if you want to know more about it. This Tuesday's theme is the 10 books debuting in 2017 that you're most excited for. And can I just say, I am very excited for these books. 10. …

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Keep an Eye Out! – December 2016

I keep on finding myself getting very excited at various book announcements and wanting to share that excitement. Unfortunately, the people in my life, while they do love to read, they do not have quite the same level of excitement as I do. So, I thought I'd start a monthly(ish) post with books that I …

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