Adult Review: The Magicians ..

Adult Review: The Magicians by Lev Grossman

The Magicians (The Magicians #1) by Lev Grossman Release Date: August 11, 2009 Publisher: Viking 402 Pages Received: Borrowed from Professor Format: Hardcover Rating:  *This review contains mild spoilers* Description: Quentin Coldwater is brilliant but miserable. He’s a senior in high school, and a certifiable genius, but he’s still secretly obsessed with a series of fantasy […]

July 9, 2014
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Adult Review: Summer House w..

Adult Review: Summer House with Swimming Pool by Herman Koch

Summer House with Swimming Pool  by Herman Koch Release Date: June 3, 2014 Publisher: Hogarth 387 Pages Received: From publisher through Blogging for Books Format: Hardcover Rating:  *3 or 3 1/2 Stars* Note: I’m still conflicted on the rating I should give this book. Description: When a medical mistake goes horribly wrong and Ralph Meier, a […]

July 9, 2014
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YA Review: Ruin and Rising (..

YA Review: Ruin and Rising (Grisha #3) by Leigh Bardugo

Ruin and Rising (Grisha #3) by Leigh Bardugo Release Date: June 17, 2014 Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. 454 Pages (B&N Edition)  417 Pages (Standard Edition) Received: Bought from Barnes & Noble Format: B&N Exclusive Edition Hardcover Rating:  Description: The capital has fallen. The Darkling rules Ravka from his shadow throne. Now the nation’s fate […]

July 8, 2014
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Cover Reveal: Virtual Arcana..

Cover Reveal: Virtual Arcana by Karen Amanda Hooper

Karen Amanda Hooper, author of The Kindrily series and The Sea Monster Memoirs, is releasing a new series, Virtual Arcana. Today, we’re helping her reveal the cover… Get ready…. Get set… Here it is! Karen says: “I love the cover because it represents the story so perfectly—a blend of old-fashioned and techy, romance and magic, […]

July 8, 2014
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It’s Makeover Monday!

It’s Makeover Monday!

As you can see I decided it was time to do a bit of tweaking and give my blog a bit of a facelift. August 8th will be my first blog birthday, or Blogoversary. In light of that I decided that it was time to clean things up a bit. Along with the change in […]

July 8, 2014
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YA Review: Bitter Kingdom by..

YA Review: Bitter Kingdom by Rae Carson

The Bitter Kingdom (Girl of Fire and Thorns #3) by Rae Carson Release Date: August 27, 2013 Publisher: Greenwillow Books 433 Pages Received: Bought from BookOutlet Format: Hardcover Rating:  Description:  The champion must not waver. The champion must not fear. The gate of darkness closes. Elisa is a fugitive. Her enemies have stolen the man […]

July 7, 2014
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YA Review: Crown of Embers b..

YA Review: Crown of Embers by Rae Carson

Crown of Embers (Fire and Thorns #2) Release Date: September 18, 2012 Publisher: Greenwillow Books 410 Pages Received: Bought from BookOutlet Format: Hardcover Rating:  Description:  She does not know what awaits her at the enemy’s gate. Elisa is a hero. She led her people to victory over a terrifying, sorcerous army. Her place as the […]

July 1, 2014
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Review: Fiend by Peter Stens..

Review: Fiend by Peter Stenson

Fiend by Peter Stenson Release Date: July 9, 2013 Publisher: Crown 295 Pages Received: From Publisher Format: Paperback Rating:  Description:  There’s more than one kind of monster.    When Chase Daniels first sees the little girl in umbrella socks tearing open the Rottweiler, he’s not too concerned. As a longtime meth addict, he’s no stranger […]

June 30, 2014
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Book Pet Peeves #3: Numbers

Book Pet Peeves #3: Numbers

It’s time to talk about my bookish pet peeves again. Today I want to talk about something that has been bothering me since I started reading. I know I’m not the only one who feels this way: I really wish that publishers would clearly label the books in a series. Honestly, how hard is it […]

June 29, 2014
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Take the Staples Test!

Take the Staples Test!

Ever wondered how fast you actually read? The Staples test can give you a small idea of your reading speed. For instance, I read and comprehend 880 words per minute, the level of high scoring college students (something I was not while I was in college). What’s yours?  Source: Staples eReader Department Keep Reading, The […]

June 26, 2014
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