Anna Dressed In Blood by Kendare Blake Young Adult / Horror 316 pages Published 2011 Another spooky story for October! On first glance, this one is very similar to Rin Chupeco’s The Girl From The Well, but the plot is actually quite different. It’s still human boy, murderous ghost girl, but here the girl is … Continue reading
Today is the LAST DAY of the Maryland Renaissance Festival for 2019! It’s unofficially known as The Day of Wrong, and a lot of patrons and participants will do something subtly or overtly -wrong- with their garb to celebrate. For instance, this year, I’m going as a blonde! I’m naturally a brunette, and the last … Continue reading
Serpent & Dove by Shelby Mahurin Young Adult / Fantasy / Romance 519 pages Published September 2019 This was Barnes & Noble’s Young Adult book club book for October, so I read it because I was planning to go. I ended up feeling particularly introverted that entire week, so I stayed home, but I’d read … Continue reading
The Friday 56 is hosted by Freda’s Voice. The rules are simple – turn to page 56 in your current read (or 56% in your e-reader) and post a few non-spoilery sentences. This week’s quote is from Serpent & Dove by Shelby Mahurin, an enemies-to-lovers young adult fantasy romance about a witch and a witch hunter. … Continue reading
Chaotic Good by Whitney Gardner Young Adult / Contemporary Fiction 249 pages Published 2018 Hoooooooo boy do I have some mixed feelings about this one! First, the good: The writing is great. The action flows, the dialogue is suitably nerdy, the affection between Cameron and her twin brother is evident. There are a few jumps … Continue reading
Three books this week; two YA and one nonfiction. Steel Tide is the sequel to Seafire, a sapphic pirate adventure, and Slay is about a young, black, female computer programmer. You Are Your Own is a book about being an ex-evangelical Christian and dealing with the fallout from that, which I am intimately familiar with.