Re-reading: The Push and Pull of Us – A dramatic tale… because why not

I just realized that this title is oddly poetic and kind of has a sad feel to it…BUT THIS IS NOT A SAD POST DEAR FRIENDS. JUST MY COMPLICATED RELATIONSHIP WITH RE-READING. Continue reading “Re-reading: The Push and Pull of Us – A dramatic tale… because why not”

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Review: The Diviners by Libba Bray || Everyone NEEDS TO BE PROTECTED. LET THEM REST.

The Diviners

The Diviners #1

Libba Bray

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Evie O’Neill has been exiled from her boring old hometown and shipped off to the bustling streets of New York City—and she is pos-i-tute-ly ecstatic. It’s 1926, and New York is filled with speakeasies, Ziegfeld girls, and rakish pickpockets. The only catch is that she has to live with her uncle Will and his unhealthy obsession with the occult.

Evie worries he’ll discover her darkest secret: a supernatural power that has only brought her trouble so far. But when the police find a murdered girl branded with a cryptic symbol and Will is called to the scene, Evie realizes her gift could help catch a serial killer.

As Evie jumps headlong into a dance with a murderer, other stories unfold in the city that never sleeps. A young man named Memphis is caught between two worlds. A chorus girl named Theta is running from her past. A student named Jericho hides a shocking secret. And unknown to all, something dark and evil has awakened.

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Review: City of Bones by Cassandra Clare || I didn’t hate it *gasp*?!

City of Bones

The Mortal Instruments #1

Cassandra Clare

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When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder― much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It’s hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing―not even a smear of blood―to show that a boy has died. Or was he a boy?

This is Clary’s first meeting with the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. It’s also her first encounter with Jace, a Shadowhunter who looks a little like an angel and acts a lot like a jerk. Within twenty-four hours Clary is pulled into Jace’s world with a vengeance, when her mother disappears and Clary herself is attacked by a demon. But why would demons be interested in ordinary mundanes like Clary and her mother? And how did Clary suddenly get the Sight? The Shadowhunters would like to know…

Exotic and gritty, exhilarating and utterly gripping, Cassandra Clare’s ferociously entertaining fantasy takes readers on a wild ride that they will never want to end.

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Review: Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor || I need a friend group like this

Akata Witch

Akata Witch #1

Nnedi Okorafor

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Akata Witch transports the reader to a magical place where nothing is quite as it seems. Born in New York, but living in Aba, Nigeria, twelve-year old Sunny is understandably a little lost. She is albino and thus, incredibly sensitive to the sun. All Sunny wants to do is be able to play football and get through another day of school without being bullied. But once she befriends Orlu and Chichi, Sunny is plunged in to the world of the Leopard People, where your worst defect becomes your greatest asset. Together, Sunny, Orlu, Chichi and Sasha form the youngest ever Oha Coven. Their mission is to track down Black Hat Otokoto, the man responsible for kidnapping and maiming children. Will Sunny be able to overcome the killer with powers stronger than her own, or will the future she saw in the flames become reality?

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Review: Unseemly Science by Rod Duncan || Slow start, but that ending is… something

Unseemly Science

Fall of the Gas-Lit Empire #2

Kristin Rod Duncan

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In the divided land of England, Elizabeth Barnabus has been living a double life – as both herself and as her brother, the private detective. Witnessing the hanging of Alice Carter, the false duchess, Elizabeth resolves to throw the Bullet Catcher’s Handbook into the fire, and forget her past. If only it were that easy!

There is a new charitable organisation in town, run by some highly respectable women. But something doesn’t feel right to Elizabeth. Perhaps it is time for her fictional brother to come out of retirement for one last case…? Her unstoppable curiosity leads her to a dark world of body-snatching, unseemly experimentation, politics and scandal. Never was it harder for a woman in a man’s world…

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Review: Saga Vol.1 by Brian K. Vaughan || Love by page four

Saga Vol. 1

Brian K. Vaughan

Illustrator: Fiona Staples

TT 11.7

When two soldiers from opposite sides of a never-ending galactic war fall in love, they risk everything to bring a fragile new life into a dangerous old universe. 

From bestselling writer Brian K. Vaughan, Saga is the sweeping tale of one young family fighting to find their place in the worlds. Fantasy and science fiction are wed like never before in this sexy, subversive drama for adults.

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The Official 2018 TBR Pile Challenge Sign-Up Post

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The Official 2018 TBR Pile Challenge hosted at RoofBeamReader. I’m excluding some rules for this post, if you want to view them, click the link above.

Last minute post is last minute but… I’m doing another year round reading challenge! ::nervous laugh:: You can’t say I’m not making next year busy :). When you see my list, you’ll see all of the sequels because of my avoidance of finishing series… but I digress. Continue reading “The Official 2018 TBR Pile Challenge Sign-Up Post”