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Book Review: Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas

So after how much I absolutely loved Crown of Midnight, and after what a cliffhanger it left off on, I was super excited to start Heir of Fire. Annnndddd…. It started off pretty disappointing. Where Crown of Fire seemed to hit the perfect balance between developing nuanced characters and weaving their growth in with a… Continue reading Book Review: Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas

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Book Review: Abhorsen by Garth Nix

So, I sort of let this review linger in the “unfinished” post pile a little too long, given how hard I came down on the previous book in the series, Lirael. I read this not long afterwards, and honestly was so amazed at how much better it was than its predecessor - and how much… Continue reading Book Review: Abhorsen by Garth Nix

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#ReadWomenMonth Instagram Challenge Wrap-Up

Today marks the end of #ReadWomenMonth, and not only did I pledge to read only female authors this month (wrap-up on that coming soon), but I also participated in the Instagram challenge - as best I could anyway. So today, I’m wrapping the month up with a compilation of all my Instagram posts over the… Continue reading #ReadWomenMonth Instagram Challenge Wrap-Up

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Magpie Reviews: 13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher

This book… Well... I guess I don’t know precisely how to start this? Because this book is controversial. I read it specifically because I’ve been seeing controversy pop up all over the place and I’m a sucker for a good debate like that. And I don’t really know how to approach this review, because to… Continue reading Magpie Reviews: 13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher

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Book Review: Sabriel by Garth Nix

So I finally got around to starting Garth Nix’s Abhorsen Trilogy. Sure took me long enough. I’ve been pushed and prodded by so many people on these over the years, and after seeing them come up once again a few months ago after the publication of his latest book Clariel, I’ve finally gotten off my… Continue reading Book Review: Sabriel by Garth Nix

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Book Review: My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows

Before we left for Disney, I went into a little bit of a book panic. I was looking to figure out what I’d bring with me for the trip and realized I had absolutely nothing that wasn’t heavy and/or (mostly and) depressing. I have a VERY large book collection that is TBR, but it’s full… Continue reading Book Review: My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows

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Book Review – Dragon Age: Last Flight by Laine Merciel

Dragon Age: Last Flight is yet another book set in the world of the Dragon Age video games. Using a nested narrative, it provides an engaging look into the history of Thedas without becoming too much like reading a giant codex. I will start right off the bat by saying that this is, hands down,… Continue reading Book Review – Dragon Age: Last Flight by Laine Merciel

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Book Review – Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War by Mary Roach

Can I just tell you how much I love Mary Roach? Because I love Mary Roach. I bought her newest book Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War a few months back as a father’s day present for my dad. My dad an I share a common interest in military history, and this seemed… Continue reading Book Review – Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War by Mary Roach

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Book Review: Band of Brothers by Stephen E. Ambrose

You know, it’s about time I read this. I have seen the series a bunch of times (I’ve rewatched it more than once since my last big rewatch as a historian, which you can read about here), I’ve at this point read several of the guys' autobiographies, with more of them on my TBR list… Continue reading Book Review: Band of Brothers by Stephen E. Ambrose