Book Review: Pantomime by Laura Lam

    Title: Pantomime  Author: Laura Lam First Sentences: “’Well, boy,’ the ringmaster said, ‘What can you do?’ Publisher:  February 5th, 2013 by Strange Chemistry, 392 Pages Rating: 5 out of 5 Magic Vestige Artifacts Recommended if you like: “The Night Circus” by Erin Morgenstern, realistic fantasy, Victorian era stories, Steampunk, magic, and if you ever wanted to run away and … More Book Review: Pantomime by Laura Lam

Book Review: Born Confused by Tanuja Desai Hidier

Title: Born Confused Author: Tanuja Desai Hidier First Sentences: “I guess the whole mess started around my birthday. Amendment: my first birthday.” Publisher:   July 1st 2003 by Scholastic Paperbacks Rating: 4 out of 5 Daddy Daughter Corn Muffin Dates * This ARC provided through Netgalley* Mini Review: Lovely and entrancing, with minimal use of annoying tropes.     Summary Dimple is an … More Book Review: Born Confused by Tanuja Desai Hidier

Book Review: Frenemy of the People by Nora Olsen

Stats Title: Frenemy of the People Author: Nora Olsen First Sentences: “We didn’t meet cute. That’s the Hollywood phrase for how a couple meets for the first time in a romantic comedy. You now the kind of thing. He’s walking out of the library with a pile of books; she’s walking in with a pile of books; they … More Book Review: Frenemy of the People by Nora Olsen

Book Review: In the Hand of the Goddess by Tamora Pierce

Title: In the Hand of the Goddess Author: Tamora Pierce Series: Song of the Lioness First Sentence: “The copper-haired rider looked at the black sky and swore.” Rating: 4 out of 5 pregnancy charm necklaces Cover: This one is waay better than the other release Alanna’s adventures continue!! I was told by one of my twitter friends that the opener of Hand … More Book Review: In the Hand of the Goddess by Tamora Pierce

Book Review: Alanna The First Adventure by Tamora Pierce

Title: Alanna The First Adventure Author: Tamora Pierce First Sentence: “That is my decision. We need not discuss it,” said the man at the desk. Rating: 5 out of 5 crazy ass magic swords Okay, okay, yes I am super duper tardy to the party. This book was published in 1983 and I’ve known about … More Book Review: Alanna The First Adventure by Tamora Pierce

YALSA Book Challenge

Not that I really need incentive for reading books, but I’m participating in YALSA The Hub’s Reading Challenge. The challenge is to read at least 25 books from the list of award books recently announced at the ALA Midwinter conference, or as I call it – The Oscars for Book Nerds. Titles include winners or … More YALSA Book Challenge

Book Review: Inheritance by Malinda Lo

Title: Inheritance Author: Malinda Lo Prequel: Adaptation First Sentence: “The triangle spaceship hovered motionless in the sky above Reese Holloway’s house, as inscrutable as a black hole.” Rating: 6 out of 5 freaky alien powers I mentioned in my review of Adaptation that my life prevented me from reading this immediately upon its release because … More Book Review: Inheritance by Malinda Lo