Monday, April 30, 2018

Review: The Rose Legacy

Review: The Rose Legacy by Jessica Day George

Orphaned Anthea Cross-Thornley has been shuttled between family members her whole life. When she receives a letter from a long-lost uncle, she dares to dream that she will finally find a home. Upon her arrival she is shocked to learn that her uncle secretly breeds horses--animals that have been forbidden in their kingdom for centuries. More alarming is Anthea's strange ability to sense the horses' thoughts and feelings, an ancient gift called The Way. Confused and terrified, Anthea is desperate to leave, but when dangers arise that put her family and her kingdom at risk, she has no choice but to embrace The Way and the exciting future adventures it will bring her.
-summary and cover via Goodreads

Plot: I loved it! Reading about Anthea's journey, from wanting nothing to do with the horses, to fighting for them, was really good! And I really liked the world-building in this novel!

Characters: Anthea was a great main character! Even though in the beginning I wanted her to get over her prejudice and fears, and just go to the stable and the horses, I understood why she felt the way she did. I loved Finn! I liked all the supporting characters. And the horses! They all had great personalities! My favorites were Florian and Bluebell. And I loved Arthur the owl!

The cover: Love it! As someone who read every horse book I could find as a kid, it gets my attention now, and it definitely would have then, too!

Overall: I loved this book! When I was younger I loved horse books (I still do!), and this reminded me of the type of books I used to read! I loved this book now, and I know I would have loved it when I was younger, too. And after the ending of it? I really hope we get another book about these characters! I highly recommend this Middle Grade book! :)

I received an e-ARC of this book from the publisher via Netgalley.

This title releases May 1st!

Buy from Amazon - Barnes & Noble - Indiebound

Monday, April 23, 2018

Graphic Novel Review: The City on the Other Side

Graphic Novel Review: The City on the Other Side by Mairghread Scott, illustrated by Robin Robinson

When a wealthy and sheltered young girl stumbles into a pitched war between two fairy kingdoms, the fate of San Francisco itself hangs in the balance!

The first decade of the twentieth century is coming to a close, and San Francisco is still recovering from the great earthquake of 1906. Isabel watched the destruction safely from her window, sheltered within her high-society world.

Isabel isn't the kind of girl who goes on adventures. But that all changes when she stumbles through the invisible barrier that separates the human world from the fairy world. She quickly finds herself caught up in an age-old war and fighting on the side of the Seelie—the good fairies.

-summary and cover via Goodreads

Plot: The plot was interesting! I liked the idea that the fairy world exists right along side the human world, and what happens on one side has an effect on the other.

Characters: The characters were all good! Honestly, next to Isabel and Benjii, my favorite character was Button!

Art: Good! All the characters looked really different from one another, and the fairy world was neat looking!

Overall: This was a really interesting Graphic Novel! If you're looking for a good fantasy graphic novel, with a unique world, definitely try this book!

I received an e-ARC of this book from the publisher.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Beach Reads 2018!

It's my annual Beach Reads post of the YA books I'm looking forward to reading this summer! (Not just at the beach, but everywhere!) I love putting together these posts! A beach read to me is a contemporary that maybe also features a romance in it. Now these won't be the only books I read this summer! I have a Middle Grade book post coming up, and I might have a Graphic Novel post, too!

All of the books below release between April and August. If I got a date wrong, I apologize!






What books are you looking forward to reading? :)

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

My Fifth Blogoversary!

Today is my FIFTH Blogoversary!!!!!!!  It's kind of amazing I've been blogging this long, it doesn't feel like it. When I began my blog five years ago, I don't think I realized how big a part of my life it would be, and how many wonderful opportunities I would get because of it.

I've gotten to talk to a lot of wonderful people because of it. All the bloggers, authors, and bookish people I've talked to because of my blog are awesome! I've found out about so many books I wouldn't have, if I didn't have this blog. I've gotten to interview some really great authors. I've gotten to read really great books.

I'm just really thankful for all of these things! And to all you people who take the time from your day to read my blog, and to anyone who has ever read it, you all are awesome, and THANK YOU for reading! Here's to many more years! :)

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Happy Easter 2018!

I hope everyone has an awesome, safe, and joyous Easter, while remembering why we celebrate it! :)

Happy Easter!