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Book Review: The Mortal Instruments Series

One day, I will figure out a consistent format for how I write book reviews. I swear, every freaking post has a new format, geez! So today I’m chatting with you about The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare. Because The Mortal Instruments consists of six books, I am not writing a review for each book; we’d be here forever since as you know, I tend to rant. (This post is already crazy long.) Instead, I’ll share a spoiler-free overview of the series as a whole, and then get into some spoiler-y specifics about what I loved and what I didn’t about each character. If you’d like reviews for each of...

Book Review: The Grisha Trilogy

I am so behind on book reviews! I read The Grisha Trilogy back in July/August and somehow let the reviews fall to the wayside. Making up for it now! Each review starts out with a non-spoiler section, which will be in bold. I’ll mark when spoilers start for each review! “Surrounded by enemies, the once-great nation of Ravka has been torn in two by the Shadow Fold, a swath of near impenetrable darkness crawling with monsters who feast on human flesh. Now its fate may rest on the shoulders of one lonely refugee.” – via Goodreads While this book was a fun read, it didn’t live up to the expectations...

Turn The Page: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Review

Well, this review is beyond late! I read Harry Potter and the Cursed Child over a month ago, but kind of kept putting off reviewing it because it gave me a lot of feelings, both good and bad. Obviously, lots and lots of spoilers await. “While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.” – via Goodreads First, let’s address the issues I’ve heard. The first being that somehow people...

The Pokemon GO Book Tag!

A couple weeks ago I saw Kristin (aka SuperSpaceChick) do this Pokemon GO book tag on her wonderful YouTube channel and decided to join in! Really, it’s because it gave me an excuse to sketch up some Pokemon in my free time, which was awesome. This tag was originally created by Read at Midnight (check her post here!) Read on for book chats and cute Pokemon doodles! For the longest time in elementary school, I was obsessed with The Baby-Sitter’s Club series. It’s all I read. But then, in a bookstore one day, I stumbled upon The Daydreamer by Ian McEwan. My 8 or 9 year old self was highly...

Turn the Page: The Raven Boys

I’m so behind on book reviews! Granted, I’m reading much less lately, but still – I haven’t even shared July’s reads yet. I did read more than just The Raven Boys in July, but the others are part of a trilogy so I’ll be reviewing those all together. Read on for my thoughts on The Raven Boys (Book 1 of The Raven Cycle) by Maggie Stiefvater. The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater “Every year, Blue Sargent stands next to her clairvoyant mother as the soon-to-be dead walk past. Blue never sees them–until this year, when a boy emerges from the dark and speaks to her.” via Goodreads I’ve had this...

Turn the Page: Comic Reviews

It’s been awhile since I did any comic reviews, but today I’ve got trade paperbacks from four different series coming at you! Lazarus Volumes 1 – 4 by Greg Rucka, Art by Michael Lark Story Rating: Art Rating: “In a dystopian near-future, government is a quaint concept, resources are coveted, and possession is 100% of the law. A handful of Families rule, jealously guarding what they have and exploiting the Waste who struggle to survive in their domains. Forever Carlyle defends her family’s holdings through deception and force as their protector, their Lazarus.” via Goodreads Lazarus is a series I’m thoroughly enjoying. I’m a sucker for dystopian settings, and this...