Review: Girls Made of Snow and Glass

Girls Made of Snow and Glass by Melissa Bashardoust Published by: Flatiron Books Pub Date: September 5, 2017 Pages: 384 Format: hardcover | Source: library Genres: young adult, fantasy, retelling Rating:  Frozen meets The Bloody Chamber in this feminist fantasy reimagining of the Snow White fairytale At sixteen, Mina's mother is dead, her magician father is vicious, and her silent heart has never beat … Continue reading Review: Girls Made of Snow and Glass

Review: All The Crooked Saints

All The Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater Published by: Scholastic Press Pub Date: October 10, 2017 Pages: 320 Format: arc | Source: borrowed Genres: young adult, historical fiction, magical realism Rating:  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 … Continue reading Review: All The Crooked Saints

Mini Review Monday: The Hawkweed Legacy and The Epic Crush of Genie Lo

The Hawkweed Legacy by Irina Brignull Series: Hawkweed Prophecy #2 Published by: Weinstein Books Pub Date: August 15, 2017 Pages: 384 Format: arc | Source: publisher Genres: young adult, fantasy, paranormal Rating:  Poppy is discovering a purpose for her powers in Africa, but she is haunted by a vision of her own death. Taken in by a boy and his great-grandmother, a … Continue reading Mini Review Monday: The Hawkweed Legacy and The Epic Crush of Genie Lo

Review: In Other Lands

In Other Lands by Sarah Rees Brennan Published by: Big Mouth House Pub Date: August 15, 2017 Pages: 432 Format: hardcover | Source: purchased Genres: young adult, fantasy Rating:  “What’s your name?” “Serene.” “Serena?” Elliot asked. “Serene,” said Serene. “My full name is Serene-Heart-in-the-Chaos-of-Battle.” Elliot’s mouth fell open. “That is badass.” The Borderlands aren’t like anywhere else. Don’t try to smuggle … Continue reading Review: In Other Lands

Back to School: History of Fictional Worlds Syllabus

You can say that I've been working on this post for quite awhile... @VictoriaAveyard I've thought about Fictional History classes lol! The Targaryen Dynasty, Middle Earth in the Second Age, etc. #epicnerd — Morgan M. (@morganameridius) March 10, 2013  Remember that fictional history blog post I was going to work on for someday, @soobsessedblog? Preliminary … Continue reading Back to School: History of Fictional Worlds Syllabus

Mini Review Monday: Fireblood and Illegal Contact

Fireblood by Elly Blake Series: Frostblood #2 Published by: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Pub Date: September 12, 2017 Pages: 416 Format: ARC | Source: borrowed Genres: young adult, fantasy Rating:  Against all odds, Ruby has defeated the villainous Frost King and melted his throne of ice. But the bloodthirsty Minax that was trapped inside is now haunting her kingdom and … Continue reading Mini Review Monday: Fireblood and Illegal Contact