Every Heart A Doorway by Seanan McGuire

25526296I finished some books! I’m proud of myself. It’s been a busy week with a full schedule. And I must say, I enjoyed this new urban fantasy. It truly resonated with me. Continue reading “Every Heart A Doorway by Seanan McGuire”

The Jungle Book Adaptation Review

mv5bmtc3ntuznti4mv5bml5banbnxkftztgwnju0nju5nze-_v1_sx640_sy720_I know it’s Wednesday (at least where I’m at), which typically equates to a book review. Incredulously, I haven’t finished a book since my last post, which is not good because I have deadlines coming up on May 1st for some ARCs, leaving 9 days to start and finish them. Continue reading “The Jungle Book Adaptation Review”

Reading Wednesday: Tainted Ink by Tania Johansson

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I’ve had quite the week since we brought Grimm home on Friday. He’s a perfect gentleman. A peeing, chewing, occasionally barking gentleman. But a gentleman nevertheless. I’m enjoying having him immensely, but between Grimm, Oliver, and both Taylor and I being sick, I’ve scarcely had time to do anything that requires more of my brain power. Continue reading “Reading Wednesday: Tainted Ink by Tania Johansson”

Welcome to Lovely by Candace Clark

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So Bailey, you already posted today. Why are you posting again at 10:00pm? Uh because I read this book today in one sitting and absolutely adored it. I couldn’t wait to tell the world about it. That’s why.

Welcome to Lovely, a small town of 13,000 people with all the normalcy you might expect. That is until a young, troubled woman named Emily Teller is murdered. She’s found artistically posed with the word Addict scratched into her arm. Recently appointed Daniel Drake is assigned on the case, which unfortunately, has no leads. In the meantime, local reporter Samantha Roberts thinks this could be her big break. Stakes are raised as the case goes unsolved, Samantha and Daniel deal with their own romantic tensions, and yet again, another girl is murdered. Continue reading “Welcome to Lovely by Candace Clark”

Reading Wednesday: Shadow and Bones (#1 The Grisha Trilogy)

shadow_bone_sketch_castleI’d heard of the author Leigh Bardugo because her latest novel, Six of Crows, has taken off. However, upon perusing her other work, the onion domes on the cover of the Grisha Trilogy immediately caught my eye. I lived in Russia for a year, and I just love anything and everything related to the Russians, especially Russian culture. I just had to read this book!

The story follows Alina, a teenage orphan now serving her time in the army of Ravka. When her lifelong friend and fellow orphan Mal is injured, she manifests an incredible and unique power unseen among the world’s magic users. Continue reading “Reading Wednesday: Shadow and Bones (#1 The Grisha Trilogy)”

OwlCrate March Box Review

I love it! I love it! I love it!

“What are you talking about, Bailey?” you ask. OwlCrate, of course!

For those of you who don’t know, OwlCrate is an awesome monthly subscription box focusing on YA lit.  Subscription boxes are all the rage right now, and OwlCrate is one of the more popular amongst bibliophiles. Each month includes a recently released hardcover book along with 3-5 bookish and pop culture goodies. The box is also themed so everything ties in together. The catch? You never know what is going to be in the box! Continue reading “OwlCrate March Box Review”

Reading Wednesday: The Golden Compass + Film

119322The Golden Compass by Philip Pullmanis a fantasy, steampunk novel in a theocratic society. Each person is accompanied by an animal companion called a daemon, which is essentially a physical representation of the person’s soul. These animals talk and eventually take a permanent shape. The story follows Lyra, a 12-year-old orphan who has grown up at Oxford College. Children all over England have begun to disappear. Lyra ends up going on an epic journey to find these children, befriends an armored polar bear, and becomes the wielder of the Golden Compass. Continue reading “Reading Wednesday: The Golden Compass + Film”

Reading Wednesday: Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare

41elhgtwvglI know what you’re thinking. Whaaaat? You haven’t read this yet?! I know, I know. I read the Mortal Instruments series. So why hadn’t I read this one? I’m honestly not sure. So when I saw it on the book shelf in the library, I knew I needed to give it a whirl. I mean it is amongst the most well known and popular YA series. I have a lot of things to catch up on, but despite that, I took the time to barrel through it. Continue reading “Reading Wednesday: Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare”

Reading Wednesday: The Ordinary Spaceman by Clayton C. Anderson

Processed with VSCOcam with f2 presetAlright folks, it’s our first Reading Wednesday review! It’s an exciting time. Especially because yesterday, I was contacted by a publisher to do a review for a YA novel and received a free copy. That is great news for me! Of course I was more than happy to oblige and that review will be up in the future. Continue reading “Reading Wednesday: The Ordinary Spaceman by Clayton C. Anderson”

The 5th Wave: Book vs Film Review

Publishers and Hollywood are scrambling to find the next big YA trend. We had magic schools with the success of Harry Potter. The rise of vampires after Twilight. The takeover of dystopia with The Hunger Games, which paved the way for Divergent. But now we’re all growing weary of the totalitarian-themed fiction and all the B and C class knocks offs. Continue reading “The 5th Wave: Book vs Film Review”