I love high-stakes, murderously dark fantasy, and Kendare Blake delivered.
I really wanted to like this story, and I'm sorry to say that I was sorely disappointed. The summary of this book sounds wonderful. It's an adventure story, Liza is the only one who can save her brother, she gets to explore a dangerous, fantastical world that she's only heard of from her babysitter. Everything about this book sounds like it should be so good. Which is why it made me so sad that it just wasn't a compelling story.
"The sofa wasn't there on Monday but it was there on Tuesday." River, Freak, and Fiona discover a rare zucchini-coloured crayon in the sofa that mysteriously appeared at their bus-stop, and it quickly puts them in the centre of a dastardly plot to take over the world. Because of course it does.
I absolutely love bizarre middle grade novels. Most of the time they do such a fantastic job of capturing the wild imagination of a ten-year old child. And A Friendly Town definitely checks off all of the bizarre boxes.
I read this book in one sitting. I'm a sucker for a good witch story, and this plot was very compelling. I kept on trying to get different things done, but the story just wouldn't let me go. The book is dark and dangerous and mysterious - it's the perfect rainy day read.
All superheroes have an origin story, and Ulysses is no different. The poor squirrel never saw the vacuum coming. Fortunately for him, Flora Belle Buckman is well versed in superhero lore, and is the perfect person to save him and assist him as he is born anew.
In 1947 Charlie St. Clair embarks on a journey to find her cousin, Rose, who disappeared in Nazi-occupied France. In 1915 Eve Gardiner gets a chance to prove herself: as a spy in France during the Great War.
I wouldn't say "frightful", necessarily, more that I really wish I hadn't had to get into my car this morning. Because the road conditions are frightful. We got a huge dump of snow last night - we shoveled the driveway 3 separate times last night and when we woke up this morning there was a …
I feel like it's a little early in the year to be doing this post - and then I look at my calendar and realize we're already two weeks into December. Thanks to The Broke and the Bookish for keeping me on track with my calendar! So far this year I've read a respectable 65 …
I started this weekend with the best of intentions, but, alas, my immune system had different ideas. That's right, friends, I was hit with The Plague, and I could not move at all on Saturday. I won't get into the disgusting details, but it was bad, y'all. I managed to get a little bit through …