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Book Review: Cities of Smoke and Starlight, by Alli Earnest

When Kase Shackley accepted responsibility for an accident that nearly killed a greenie pilot, he thought his family name would protect him. 

He was wrong.

He didn’t expect the supreme commander of the military, his own father, to be the judge in his trial. 

Now, in order to evade retribution and clear his name, he joins a secret mission to find and make an alliance with the Yalvs, a long lost indigenous culture whose riches, magic, and metals could save their country from war with the neighboring Cerulenes.

His mission is further complicated when he realizes the Yalven scholar hired for the trip is none other than Hallie Walker, a rude, insolent young woman who humiliated and slapped him at the theater days before.

But in order to save their country, Kase, Hallie, and their rag-tag airship strike team must learn to work together to locate the long lost Yalven capital before the Cerulenes, or they, along with their country, will die in the attempt.

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Book Review: The Blood of the Stars Duology, by Elizabeth Lim

Maia Tamarin is one of the best tailors of A’Landi, however no one would know it because she is a woman and the daughter of a once-renowned tailor plagued by misfortune and grief. When the imperial tailor dies, the emperor demands that her father come to the Summer Palace to tailor for him. Master Tamarin is unable to do so, and to save her family from punishment, Maia poses as her broken legged brother, Keton, to travel to the palace and become the imperial tailor. But when Maia arrives at the palace, she discovers she was not there to be the imperial tailor, but to compete for the post with the most renowned tailors in all of A’Landi where the final challenge is to embark on a dangerous quest to sew the powerful dresses of the goddess Amana.

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Book Review: Chaos Walking Trilogy, by Patrick Ness

This review has been so long in coming! I finished reading the The Walking Chaos Trilogy by Patrick Ness around Christmas time and I’m so excited to finally share the review with you! Synopsis Todd Hewitt lives in Prentisstown, a village where privacy is impossible. A disease called the Noise causes everyone’s thoughts to be… Continue reading Book Review: Chaos Walking Trilogy, by Patrick Ness

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Book Review: The Stolen Kingdom Series, by Bethany Atazadeh

I am so stoked to share my latest review with you! I recently finished The Stolen Kingdom series by Bethany Atazadeh and it was a delight to read! Synopsis Arie is the heir to Hodafez and holds a gift that could cost her life: the ability to read minds when others are thinking directly about… Continue reading Book Review: The Stolen Kingdom Series, by Bethany Atazadeh

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Book Review: The School for Good and Evil, Books 4-6, by Sonam Chainani

As promised, here is the review of the last half of The School for Good and Evil books. It took me so darn long to get this done because 1) I wasn’t very smart about how I put the books on hold (I put them on hold as I finished one, instead of multiple at… Continue reading Book Review: The School for Good and Evil, Books 4-6, by Sonam Chainani

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Book Review: The School for Good and Evil, Books 1-3, by Sonam Chainani

It has been so long since I last posted a review. I have been working through The School for Good and Evil series by Sonam Chainani and as it turns out...the series has six books in total. I didn’t expect that! I thought it was only three! But it works out, because as I’ve gotten… Continue reading Book Review: The School for Good and Evil, Books 1-3, by Sonam Chainani

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Book Recommendation: Million Dollar Outlines, by David Farland

I’m so excited to share with you my latest read on writing! A few weeks ago, I finished Million Dollar Outlines, by David Farland. I first heard of the book when I attended David Farland’s “Writing Enchanted Prose” class at Fyrecon last year, and bought it because I don’t have great skill in outlining. I… Continue reading Book Recommendation: Million Dollar Outlines, by David Farland

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Book Review: The Selection Series (Books 1-3), by Kiera Cass

It has been a while since I posted a book review! I've had difficulty reading books on my To Be Read list because of the COVID-19 library closures, so I’ve mostly been trawling through old favorites on my bookshelf. But recently, I’ve started borrowing books from one of my good friends who has an extensive… Continue reading Book Review: The Selection Series (Books 1-3), by Kiera Cass

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Renegades Full Series Review

A couple weeks ago, I finally managed to finish the Renegades series by Marissa Meyer! It took days and weeks of waiting on hold lists at the library, but I was lucky enough to get my hands on a copy of Supernova, the final book in the series, right before the library shut down for… Continue reading Renegades Full Series Review

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Books to Get You Through COVID-19

Disclaimer: Please note that as you read through this blog post, it is a bit tongue-in-cheek. Do not take this as a sign that I’m not taking COVID-19 seriously. I’m taking it very seriously and am in my house climbing the walls. Humor is my coping mechanism and I might be a bit of a… Continue reading Books to Get You Through COVID-19