A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab | Book Review

A Conjuring of LightAuthor: V.E. Schwab

Series: Shades of Magic #3

Genre: YA/Adult Fantasy

Format: Hardcover

Page Count: 624

Rating: ★★★★★

“Love and loss,” he said, “are like a ship and the sea. They rise together. The more we love, the more we have to lose. But the only way to avoid loss is to avoid love. And what a sad world that would be.”  

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THE BALANCE OF POWER HAS FINALLY TIPPED…
The precarious equilibrium among four Londons has reached its breaking point. Once brimming with the red vivacity of magic, darkness casts a shadow over the Maresh Empire, leaving a space for another London to rise.

WHO WILL CRUMBLE?
Kell – once assumed to be the last surviving Antari – begins to waver under the pressure of competing loyalties. And in the wake of tragedy, can Arnes survive?

WHO WILL RISE?
Lila Bard, once a commonplace – but never common – thief, has survived and flourished through a series of magical trials. But now she must learn to control the magic, before it bleeds her dry. Meanwhile, the disgraced Captain Alucard Emery of the Night Spire collects his crew, attempting a race against time to acquire the impossible.

WHO WILL TAKE CONTROL?
And an ancient enemy returns to claim a crown while a fallen hero tries to save a world in decay. Continue reading

A Peak Into My Bullet Journal | BuJo Time

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Hey all, and welcome to a new mini series! I have recently jumped aboard the Bullet Journal train, and I am falling completely in love with it. If you aren’t aware of what a Bullet Journal is, there is an official website you can check out for loads of information. Basically, it’s a type of planner that you can adapt to perfectly fit your own lifestyle. That’s the wonderful thing about Bullet Journals, and why I decided to ditch my old planners and make my own. Continue reading

Why I Will Always Defend YA Books | Tea Time Talk

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Hello all! Hopefully you’ve got your tea (or drink of your choice) and ready for another discussion post. Just by looking at my blog for a few minutes, it’s obvious that I love and read mostly YA books. Throughout my time of talking about books on the internet, I’ve discovered that some people seem to have a stigma against the YA subsection. It’s terrible to have a stigma against any book without a valid reason, but today I want to discuss why I will always defend young adult books. Continue reading

2017 Blogging + Reading Check In | Months 1-3

2017 Check In

Hello all! Today I wanted to try something a little new on the ol’ blog. So, we’ve already hit March 2017, and it seems appropriate to check in on those new year goals I made a few months ago. The reason for this is because I didn’t actually complete many of my 2016 goals, so I wanted to write out a physical reminder for myself (and you all can keep me to what I say)!

You can probably expect a few more of these throughout the year, approximately every three months. It’s a time and place for me to reflect on what I’ve done in terms of reading and blogging this year, and a chance to just chat with all of you lovely people.

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Wires and Nerve by Marissa Meyer and Doug Holgate | Book Review

wires and nervesAuthor: Marissa Meyer and Doug Holgate (Illustrator)

Series: Wires and Nerve #1

Genre: YA Fantasy and Graphic Novel

Format: Hardcover

Page Count: 240

Rating: ★★★★☆

“I misread the romantic tension, didn’t I?”

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In her first graphic novel, #1 New York Times and USA Today bestseller Marissa Meyer follows Iko, the beloved android from the Lunar Chronicles, on a dangerous and romantic new adventure — with a little help from Cinder and the Lunar team.

In her first graphic novel, bestselling author Marissa Meyer extends the world of the Lunar Chronicles with a brand-new, action-packed story about Iko, the android with a heart of (mechanized) gold. When rogue packs of wolf-hybrid soldiers threaten the tenuous peace alliance between Earth and Luna, Iko takes it upon herself to hunt down the soldiers’ leader. She is soon working with a handsome royal guard who forces her to question everything she knows about love, loyalty, and her own humanity. With appearances by Cinder and the rest of the Rampion crew, this is a must-have for fans of the bestselling series. Continue reading

Month In Review | February 2017 AKA The Fabulous Month

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Hello all! We’ve come to the end of another month, which means it’s time to wrap up all of the wonderful books of this month. February was a pretty awesome month for me, or at least the last two weeks of it was. However, I am so excited for March because by the time March ends, I’ll finally be a little less busy (FINALLY). On a side note, does anyone else think February looks like such a fake word? Maybe it’s just because everyone on the West Coast of the US here pronounces it like “feb-u-airy” but who knows. Continue reading

Caraval by Stephanie Garber | Book Review

caravalAuthor: Stephanie Garber

Series: Caraval #1

Genre: YA Fantasy

Format: Hardcover

Page Count: 407

Rating: ★★★☆☆

“Whatever you’ve heard about Caraval, it doesn’t compare to the reality. It’s more than just a game or performance. It’s the closest you’ll ever find yourself magic in this world.”

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Scarlett has never left the tiny island where she and her beloved sister, Tella, live with their powerful, and cruel, father. Now Scarlett’s father has arranged a marriage for her, and Scarlett thinks her dreams of seeing Caraval, the far-away, once-a-year performance where the audience participates in the show, are over.

But this year, Scarlett’s long-dreamt of invitation finally arrives. With the help of a mysterious sailor, Tella whisks Scarlett away to the show. Only, as soon as they arrive, Tella is kidnapped by Caraval’s mastermind organizer, Legend. It turns out that this season’s Caraval revolves around Tella, and whoever finds her first is the winner.

Scarlett has been told that everything that happens during Caraval is only an elaborate performance. But she nevertheless becomes enmeshed in a game of love, heartbreak, and magic with the other players in the game. And whether Caraval is real or not, she must find Tella before the five nights of the game are over, a dangerous domino effect of consequences is set off, and her sister disappears forever. Continue reading