Shadow and Bone ~ Leigh Bardugo

Rating: 4/5 This is exactly the book I was looking for in this moment. Shadow and Bone fulfills my craving for YA romance/fantasy in that special niche the genre has. Bardugo's characters are interesting, often underdogs brought to the surface after an uncovered special ability. This is a trilogy set in the Grisha-verse, the same … Continue reading Shadow and Bone ~ Leigh Bardugo

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The Immortalists ~ Chloe Benjamin

Happy Belated Book Birthday to The Immortalists Rating: 4.5/5 Benjamin's novel blew me away. Told in five parts, Benjamin's story is the tale of the Gold's, a modern Jewish family. Four siblings, Varya, Daniel, Klara, and Simon, take a trip to visit the town psychic to discover their death dates. What the four siblings don't … Continue reading The Immortalists ~ Chloe Benjamin

Best of Graphic Novels, Comics, and Science Fiction 2017

The Magicians (2009) by Lev Grossman was a book that I wasn't too sure about at first, but by the time the series concluded I was crazy about these characters. A snarky Narnia meets Harry Potter, Grossman does an excellent job over time of developing these characters, and his worldbuilding is wonderful from the beginning. … Continue reading Best of Graphic Novels, Comics, and Science Fiction 2017

Saga Vol. 3 ~ Brian K. Vaughn and Fiona Staples

Skipping a little backwards in time, this volume covers what happened during the tail end of the last volume.  However, this time the storyline is ramped up a little more with even more violence and deaths of characters I'd become attached to. There was a little too much sexuality for my taste, but I appreciate … Continue reading Saga Vol. 3 ~ Brian K. Vaughn and Fiona Staples