Tag Archives: portentous

The Raven King, by Maggie Stiefvater

1. Book 4 of the Raven Cycle. 2. There will be no spoilers at all in this review (book or series). 3. I honestly considered simply writing the word LOVE!!!!! on this review and being done with it. 4. I … Continue reading

Posted in 2016, 2017, Prose, Young Adult | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Readathon: This is Where it Ends, by Marieke Nijkamp

In Opportunity, Alabama, Tyler Browne walks into his former high school on the first day of the spring semester. Most of the student population is in the auditorium for the welcome speech, and Tyler has locked everyone in. He has … Continue reading

Posted in 2016, Prose, Young Adult | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments

Wink Poppy Midnight, by April Genevieve Tucholke

I’m not going to summarize this book. Even a small summary would provide spoilers. The book jacket is extremely vague on purpose. The GoodReads summary provides a little more, but even then, I’d be a bit wary. Read it if … Continue reading

Posted in 2016, Prose, Young Adult | Tagged , , , , , | 4 Comments

The Quick, by Lauren Owen (audio)

I’m not going to summarize this book the way I usually do in reviews, for two reasons. First, I knew almost nothing about the book going in, and that influenced my experience with it. Second, this is the sort of … Continue reading

Posted in 2015, Adult, Prose | Tagged , , , , , , | 4 Comments

It Was Me All Along, by Andie Mitchell (audio)

Growing up, food was Mitchell’s best friend and most consistent source of comfort. By twenty years old, she was up to 268 lbs, and went on a weight loss journey to lose 135 lbs. She was thin and physically healthy, … Continue reading

Posted in 2015, Adult, Prose | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

The Birds and Other Stories, by Daphne du Maurier

This is a collection of six short stories by Daphne du Maurier: The Birds, Monte Verita, The Apple Tree, The Little Photographer, Kiss Me Again Stranger, and The Old Man. Note: This isn’t the cover of my copy. Mine is … Continue reading

Posted in 2015, Adult, Prose | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

The Screaming Staircase, by Jonathan Stroud (audio)

Lucy is a ghost-hunter in alternate-world London. In this alternate world, ghosts of the dead frequently come back to haunt the living, and only children can see them (though adults can sense them to a certain degree). Ghost-hunting agencies then … Continue reading

Posted in 2014, 2016, Children's, Prose | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

The Bell Jar, by Sylvia Plath (audio)

This is the third or fourth time I’ve experienced The Bell Jar, though the first time on audio. I don’t normally listen to rereads on audio if I already have a strong attachment to the book, but Jason said Maggie … Continue reading

Posted in 2013, Adult, Prose | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Mistborn: The Final Empire, by Brandon Sanderson (audio)

Epic high fantasy. I’m not going to attempt to summarize this book. For the purposes of this post, my first three words are really enough: epic high fantasy. I do not read high fantasy. Ever. Most of my blog readers … Continue reading

Posted in 2012, 2013, 2016, Adult, Prose | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

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