A Wizard of Earthsea ~ Ursula K. LeGuin

Rating: 3/5 I had a harder time reading A Wizard of Earthsea than I was expecting. I had heard a great deal about LeGuin's writing, and wanted to understand her place in the development of the fantasy genre. A Wizard of Earthsea seemed like a good place to start, as it is a young adult … Continue reading A Wizard of Earthsea ~ Ursula K. LeGuin

The Five Year Plan ~ Carla Burgess

Rating: 2/5 Orla is a young journalist, living in London at the start of her book. Aiden is a wildlife photographer/activist, and an old flame of hers. When he comes into town and they run into each other at an exhibition for some of his wildlife photography, the past gets dredged up for them both, … Continue reading The Five Year Plan ~ Carla Burgess

Six Goodbyes We Never Said ~ Candace Ganger

Rating: 4/5 Naima is a young woman coping with the tragic loss of her father, a fallen Marine. Interspersed throughout the book we get glimpses of their relationship through visual voicemails left from her dad, who obviously cared about her a lot. She was angry with him before he died, for leaving her again, and … Continue reading Six Goodbyes We Never Said ~ Candace Ganger

Blue Lily, Lily Blue ~ Maggie Stiefvater

Rating: 3/5 This installment in the series takes readers back to some of the more paranormal feeling aspects of the series, a return to the paranormal after Ronan's big fantasy storyline from the previous book. Maura is still disappeared, and the four of them are struggling to find normalcy in their lives while realizing that … Continue reading Blue Lily, Lily Blue ~ Maggie Stiefvater