Date Completed: 5/13/16 Rating: 9/10 A compelling read, this story will captivate and inspire readers to greater goals. The Eagle Tree is one of the first books in a while for me that has captivated my attention and helped me feel alongside the main character. Enter March Wong. A teen on the autistic spectrum, March … Continue reading The Eagle Tree ~ Ned Hayes
For those of you noticing my irregular posting and/or lack of posting in general, here are some photos that explain my absentia. My housemates and I all graduated from college yesterday! And what a beautiful day it was. Long time friends came in from out of town, most of my family was able to be … Continue reading I did a thing… unfortunately it’s not a book review.
Date Completed: 5/3/16 Rating 9/10 Mawson's writing style only got stronger with her latest installment of the Freya Snow series. This story flowed off the pages of the book, and as the reader, I was thrilled to be a part of the journey. Freya develops her powers while uncovering more of her past, as in … Continue reading Wings ~ L.C. Mawson
Date Completed: 5/1/2016 Rating: 8/10 I want to preface this by saying this is a textbook. It is not light reading. That being said, I really enjoyed the information that was presented. I learned a lot about South African culture and the colonialism that happened in the not too distant past. Plaatje proves to be … Continue reading Bringing Plaatje Back Home ~ D.S. Matjila and Karen Haire
Date Completed: 5/1 Rating: 2/10 The cover drew me in, and I was intrigued by the first chapter, but I quickly lost interest and enthusiasm when the plot became predictable and the writing choppy and difficult to wade through. Parker hooked me with the gay cop/nurse romance, but unfortunately I didn't find any character development … Continue reading Fragile Brilliance ~ Eliot Parker
Recent book haul. My roommate and I discovered the local little free libraries last month. And one of our local bookstores, Malaprop's, has a free ARC section that's got some good selections! Excited to be discovering these new resources for books in Asheville!