Something that I absolutely adore about this series is how layered it is, and how diverse the world S.J.M. created is. There is a lot of plot twists and unexpected additions in every book thus far, and I feel like that is a mark of an excellent writer.
Title: Forest of a Thousand Lanterns Series: Rise of the Empress #1 Author: Julie C. Dao Genre: Fantasy, YA, Retelling Rating: 4/5 Synopsis: Eighteen-year-old Xifeng is beautiful. The stars say she is destined for greatness, that she is meant to be Empress of Feng Lu. But only if she embraces the darkness within her. Growing… Continue reading Book Review: Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. Dao
I read this book several months ago (which was a bit behind the bandwagon even then) and had a rough review written and accidentally forgot to publish it! Oops! But finally I present to you all my book review of Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda!!!
In my previous post, The 4 Things I did to Break My Writer's Block, I mentioned that I reread books as part of getting out of my writing slump. Die for Me was one of the books I decided to try rereading. I first read this book around the beginning of high school and absolutely adored it. I was curious to see if my opinion of the book had changed over the years, or if I still thought it was amazing. When I first read this book, years ago, I would have given it 5 stars and a full on fangirl rant. After rereading it however, I found that it didn't exactly match with my memory.
This book series is absolutely blowing me away. When I reviewed Throne of Glass (which you can find the review of here), I had a million thoughts running through my head. I was lost for words for a good couple of weeks. I wish I was kidding. I figured reviewing the rest of the series would be easier. I was wrong. So very wrong.
I've mentioned my love of Colleen Houck's book series, Tiger's Curse, on my blog before (you can find the post here). I absolutely adored this series and I still reread the series to this day. I was practically ecstatic when I heard she came out with another series and rushed to get my hands on a library copy.
Happy January everyone! This is my first post of the new year and I'm so excited!!! What better way to kick off 2019 than with a giant review on one of my favorite book series, Virals! This series is by Kathy Reichs, author of the famous Bones book series (and TV show), and her son Brendan Reichs, author of Nemesis.
Wow. Just. Wow. I'm a little late to the game in picking up and reading this book and boy did I not know what I was missing! This is going to be a longer review than usual because I just have so much to say! Don't worry though, I'll include a quick summary at the end if you want to skip ahead to that instead!
Kingdom of Ash and Soot is the perfect blend of historical fiction, fantasy and a unique Cinderella retelling. I had some mixed feelings when reading this book, but overall I enjoyed it and am curious to read the next book in the series to see how Eleanora's story continues.
HAPPY OCTOBER EVERYONE!!!! This may be my favorite month, partially because it's my birthday month, partially because it finally feels like fall and partially because of HALLOWEEN!!! Blogoween has also officially started, and I'm so thrilled to begin participating in such a fun event! My excitement is through the roof right now and I can hardly contain myself. To kick off the beginning of October and get into the fall spirit, here's a book review of a fantastic fantasy novel about witches!