Books

Monsters Never Go Out of Style

the devouring gray

The Devouring Gray

By: Christine Lynn Herman

I was a little leery of this one due to people saying it reminded them of so many other things. I mean The Raven Boys and Stranger Things comparisons are right there in the blurb on the cover as well as some strong Riverdale vibes but for some reason here it didn’t bother me.

It actually worked for me. Maybe you just have to be in the mood for an old-fashioned small town monster romp?

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Bright Burning Stars & Ballerina Drama

Bright Burning Stars

Bright Burning Stars

By: A.K. Small

There are some things to me that just scream drama. Anything involving the ballet is one of those things. I will likely read it. Watch it. Enjoy it. Which is really weird perhaps because I can count the number of ballets I’ve been too on less than one hand.

My thanks to the publisher for the advanced copy of Bright Burning Stars (which comes out tomorrow May 21st) and allowing me to be part of the blog tour!

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Book One & the Backstabbing is Already Out of Control

The Iron King

The Iron King

By: Maurice Druon

Being in the mood (well a week ago anyway) I jumped at the chance to read The Iron King. George R.R. Martin himself called it “the original Game of Thrones,” plus it’s the start of a series based on the 100 Years War.

And it was translated from French so I can pat myself on the back for reading another translated book 🙂 Priorities right?

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Books

The Good & Bad of Fandom

the princess and the fangirl

The Princess and the Fangirl

By: Ashley Poston

Today I just want to talk about something happy and not the ringing of the bells- though it does involve fandom.

The Princess and the Fangirl is Ashley Poston’s second novel about what happens at ComicCon  Excelisor Con and to my surprise I actually enjoyed this one more than Geekerella which I did not expect to in the first few chapters.

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Books

Creating Your Own Revenge

You Must Not Miss

You Must Not Miss

By: Katrina Leno

I don’t know what sold me on this book more the idea that a desperate girl’s fantasy world actually becomes reality or that line on the cover, “Imagine the perfect revenge.”

Okay probably 60% revenge and the rest the fantasy world.

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Books

A Fairy Tale Out of Time… in more Ways than One

Enchantment

Enchantment

By: Orson Scott Card

I’ve been collecting fairy tale retellings recently and yeah for me for actually reading one! I was drawn to Enchantment (despite not being the biggest fan of Card) for one reason: the time element.

For Sleeping Beauty is out of time and Ivan (circa early 90’s) first goes back in time with her to her world and then she travels forward to ours. Getting a bit ahead of myself though.

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A Lot of Trouble for One Finger

The Night Tiger

The Night Tiger

By: Yangsze Choo

Grade: A

See this is one of those books that make me realize I could never be a book character because if I came into possession of a severed human finger I would toss it and run screaming not be like oh, mysterious! Let’s go digging!

Especially when you find out the last person that had it is dead. But that’s just me!

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Books, Movies

April Wrap-Up & May Plans

Taylor swift in me!

Spring is here and April was a very good month in entertainment. I watched my nephew for a week this month and despite predictions I did not sell him for books.

However I’m grateful we weren’t doing a swear jar or anything because even trying to watch myself I’d probably be broke.

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Frustration and Footnotes

house of leaves

House of Leaves

By: Mark Z. Danielewski

In an effort to read something a little different I found something like the Shroedinger’s cat of books in that I liked it and didn’t like it. And that I finished it and DNF’ed it.

I saw someone say that in the end people can interpret  this book a lot of ways and that is very deeply true. I saw it as both a love story and a total pain in the ass.

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Books, Movies

Book & Film Recs for Aries

zodiac sign book recommendations

Getting it in under the wire again for Aries!

I use the horoscope and information at Elle On-Line and whether you believe this stuff or not it’s all in good fun for some book and film recommendations.

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