5 Year Anniversary: May Giveaway

Brilliant Bookshelf is celebrating its 5 Year Anniversary, so I’m hosting a few bookish giveaways this year. This is...

From Paper to Screen: Spring 2018

From Paper To Screen is a seasonal post about upcoming movies and TV shows that are based on books. This post deals...

5 Year Anniversary

Happy New Year dear readers! I’m kicking the new year off with a blog post on an exciting topic....

Fanmix Friday: Six of Crows

In Fanmix Friday, literature and music are combined. Some scenes in books make me think of certain songs. I collect...
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5 Year Anniversary: May Giveaway
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Fanmix Friday

Fanmix Friday: Sadia

In Fanmix Friday, literature and music are combined. Some scenes in books make me think of certain songs. I collect these ideas and incorporate them in a fanmix for a particular piece of literature. In this case, for Sadia by Colleen Nelson.Continue reading

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Review: All the Crooked Saints

Title: All The Crooked Saints
Author
: Maggie Stiefvater
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Release Date: October 10th 2017
Pages: 311
Genre(s): Young Adult, Fantasy
Purchase: The Book Depository

Here is a thing everyone wants: a miracle.
Here is a thing everyone fears: what it takes to get one.

Any visitor to Bicho Raro, Colorado is likely to find a landscape of dark saints, forbidden love, scientific dreams, miracle-mad owls, estranged affections, one or two orphans, and a sky full of watchful desert stars.

At the heart of this place you will find the Soria family, who all have the ability to perform unusual miracles. And at the heart of this family are three cousins longing to change its future: Beatriz, the girl without feelings, who wants only to be free to examine her thoughts; Daniel, the Saint of Bicho Raro, who performs miracles for everyone but himself; and Joaquin, who spends his nights running a renegade radio station under the name Diablo Diablo.

They are all looking for a miracle. But the miracles of Bicho Raro are never quite what you expect

The Raven Cycle was by far my favorite book series of 2017, so I felt really eager to read another book by Maggie Stiefvater. However, All the Crooked Saints didn’t quite live up to the expectations.Continue reading

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Review: The Witch Doesn’t Burn in This One

Title: The Witch Doesn’t Burn in This One (Women are some kind of magic #2)
Author
: Amanda Lovelace
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Release Date: March 6th 2018
Pages: 208
Genre(s): Poetry
Source: Netgalley
Purchase: The Book Depository

The witch: supernaturally powerful, inscrutably independent, and now—indestructible. These moving, relatable poems encourage resilience and embolden women to take control of their own stories. Enemies try to judge, oppress, and marginalize her, but the witch doesn’t burn in this one.

Netgalley provided me with a free copy in exchange for an honest review. I read Lovelace’s first poetry collection just a few months ago and its rawness and honesty really resonated with me. The Witch Doesn’t Burn in This One definitely has these qualities too. It’s a brutally honest collection of feminist poetry that conveys all the messages that the world needs (but often doesn’t want) to hear. Continue reading

Fanmix Friday

Fanmix Friday: All The Crooked Saints

In Fanmix Friday, literature and music are combined. Some scenes in books make me think of certain songs. I collect these ideas and incorporate them in a fanmix for a particular piece of literature. In this case, for All The Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater.Continue reading

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