Month: February 2015

The Woman Who Rides Like a Man by Tamora Pierce

The Woman Who Rides Like a Man by Tamora Pierce
Posted on February 28, 2015 in Book Review / 0 Comments

Main Points Still loving this series. This book is more about Alanna dealing with her love triangle, so it’s a bit more emotionally charged. It was painful when she fought with Jon, but at the same time I felt like it was bound to happen. Something about him just never sat right with me. I’m still not sure how it’s going to turn out, but I stand by my initial thoughts- I wouldn’t mind if it were either George or Jon in the end, as long as Alanna is satisfied. But seeing her worry about […]

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In the Hand of the Goddess by Tamora Pierce

In the Hand of the Goddess by Tamora Pierce
Posted on February 27, 2015 in Book Review / 0 Comments

Whew this book was intense. Our little Alanna is growing up! My, she’s already my age. I guess the one problem I have with that is that she doesn’t really act her age. Her temperament and personality seems the same as when she was eleven. Well, all except certain changes in her emotions. That was probably the main focus of this book, in regards to Alanna’s personal journey. It’s less about her being disguised as a boy and more about her embracing being a girl. And, yes, the affections that come with that. Oh, and […]

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Mama Cried by Talia Haven

Mama Cried by Talia Haven
Posted on February 26, 2015 in Book Review, Short Story Review / 0 Comments

Main Points Writing Style: Pretty good, but there were a few errors. Plot: This story covers a very serious and controversial issue- well, perhaps more than one. It hints at a possible afterlife- Heaven/Hell and a sort of in-between. It also covers the death penalty. It’s a short story, but a poignant one. What makes it even more so is that fact that it’s told from the POV of a child. This offers a view of these issues we don’t really get to see- I mean, not only because kids this young wouldn’t write (at […]

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Alanna: The First Adventure by Tamora Pierce

Alanna: The First Adventure by Tamora Pierce
Posted on February 25, 2015 in Book Review / 0 Comments

Main Points Writing Style: Simple but still perceptive. Plot: This felt more like a middle grade than a young adult but that hasn’t stopped me before. I loved all the plot going on and I loved Alanna. She was very clever even as she masqueraded as a boy. Most girls would probably avoid attention because they wouldn’t want to be found out but Alanna didn’t seem to mind it- she was just extra careful about concealing her identity. And she was so young so it was even more amazing that she did it for so […]

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The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick

The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick
Posted on February 24, 2015 in Book Review / 4 Comments

I liked it. Pat sort of had the mind of a child, but there was some brilliance there that was uncharacteristic. Also he was very honest and it was good. I can’t seem to organize my thoughts about this, so I’ll be reviewing this in the form of a Q&A. So how about Pat and Tiffany? They reminded me a bit of myself, which is good in any story. But they were really, really honest, and I try to be. Also Tiffany was a lot like me- she would get mad and curse at little things, have […]

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The Infinite Moment of Us by Lauren Myracle

The Infinite Moment of Us by Lauren Myracle
Posted on February 23, 2015 in Book Review / 0 Comments

Main Points Writing Style: I liked the writing! I especially liked the alternating POV in each chapter. I feel like it added A LOT to the story. Plot: This book was really sweet and the romance was almost perfect. The plot was also super realistic. One of the biggest questions in a teenager’s life after high school is what to do next, and often how to incorporate a romance into the next phase of life is an issue.  This book is really about finding a soulmate, and it captured all the feelings and problems associated […]

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Love-a-thon Book Spine Poetry (mini challenge #1)

Love-a-thon Book Spine Poetry (mini challenge #1)
Posted on February 22, 2015 in Event / 2 Comments

~Spread the love~ I know I’m super late with this, but I’ve never done book spine poetry before and didn’t want to be left out! Here we go! Wild magic on the far side of the mountain. When the curtain rises, the lost hero is running out of time. Ruined, the rebel angels have a change of heart. After the darkest hour, before the breaking dawn, the warrior heir becomes the once and future king in a brave new world. Keep on spreading the love! <3

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Love-a-thon High Five (mini challenge #5)

Posted on February 22, 2015 in Event / 2 Comments

~Spread the love~ Here are my high fives! Books I’m currently reading the last book of the Song of the Lioness series by Tamora Pierce. It’s kinda MG fantasy but as usual I LOVE IT! I identify with Alanna a lot. She’s kinda OP but still awesome! I can’t wait to finish it. Genre I’m pretty torn between fantasy and contemporary (especially contemporary romance)! I have a feeling these two are going to be my most-read genres from here on out now that I’ve discovered the magic of contemporary. I know that if I pick […]

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