Today’s review is for Everything That Burns by Gita Trelease.
This book was just beautiful and magical. I loved seeing the growth of the characters, especially Camille. I also loved seeing Camille and Lazare’s relationship develop and Sophie come into her own with her dress shop. Everything That Burns takes place during the French Revolution where magic is persecuted. Speaking of magic, Camille, who no longer wants to do magic, uses it unintentionally when printing pamphlets using her father’s old printing press to tell the stories of a group of girls that she meets called The Lost Girls. The Lost Girls were an intriguing group of characters, each with their own special talent. I loved reading about The Lost Girls and their stories. I loved how the story ended, it wasn’t rushed and everything came together nicely. I can’t wait to read more from this author.
Today’s review is for Across the Green Grass Fields by Seanan McGuire.
Yet another masterpiece in the Wayward Children Series. McGuire created such a unique world with this book with Centaurs, Unicorns, Kelpies, and other mythical creatures. As for the characters, I loved Regan and the Centaur herd that found her when she went through the door. Regan’s friendship with Chicory, one of the Centaurs was so pure and heartwarming. While reading, I found myself being able to relate to Regan just wanting to belong with a group of friends. I also found that I could relate to Heather too, feeling unaccepted because she liked different things than the other girls. Across the Green Grass Fields is very much a unique character-driven story, and I loved it. I can’t wait to read Where the Drowned Girls Go.
Today’s review is for Uncomfortable Conversations With a Black Man by Emmanuel Acho.
If you haven’t watched Emmanuel’s video series of the same name as the book, I highly suggest you do. Uncomfortable Conversations With a Black Man is a book that you need to take your time reading, so you can fully digest the information. While a lot is unpacked, the book is very readable and accessible, meaning that young adults could read this book. There is a lot of important history that I never knew. Uncomfortable Conversations With a Black Man touches on the importance of language, context, and origins. The book also discusses enslavement, how racism is a virus, white privilege, implicit bias, and how reverse racism doesn’t exist. I learned so much from reading Uncomfortable Conversations With a Black Man, it’s such an important book that needs to be read.
Today’s review is for Giant Days Vol. 11 by John Allison.
I can’t get enough of this series. I love how relatable it is, and there’s so much humor that I can’t help but laugh at some of the things that happen in this volume. I loved the Christmas Village scenes and thought those were hilarious, and how the boss was wicked shady. I can’t wait to see where this series goes next.
Today’s review is for Come Tumbling Down by Seanan McGuire
I absolutely loved this book. There was something so heartbreakingly beautiful about this book. One of my favorite things about this book is that it is primarily Jack’s story, and how she has to save the Moors which is her home. I also love how Jack’s friends risked their lives to help her, that’s a sign of true friendship right there. The aspect of adventure and going on a quest made this such an exciting read.
Today’s book review is for Prosper Redding The Last Life of Prince Alastor by Alexandra Bracken. It can also be found on Goodreads.
I absolutely loved this book. I loved how Prosper wanted to do everything to save his sister, and I’m not 100% sure why but I absolutely loved Prince Alastor. In this book, readers learn more about what happened between the Redding’s and the Bellegrave’s, and it’s such an interesting backstory. There are also flashbacks that are well placed, clearly defined, and really enrich the story. I’m hoping there’s going to be another book.
Today’s book review is for the first book I read this month, Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor. This review can also be found on Goodreads.
OMG, this book is magical, beautiful and heartbreaking. I really enjoyed the introduction of the new characters and the backstory. I loved the relationships between the characters from the first book, and how they were more complex in this book. And the ending, or was it? I loved.
Today’s book review is for Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson. You can also find this review on Goodreads. I read this book in January.
For me, this story started off slow but did eventually pick up. I thought it was really interesting to have Tinker Bell narrate the story, it was a refreshing perspective. Tiger Lily is dark and the ending was heartbreaking. There is nothing happy about this book, but that’s the way it’s supposed to be.
I enjoyed this book and thought that it was a fun and unique twist on Peter Pan. While I did enjoy the story, there was something that I had a minor issue with and that was how Gwen and Rosemary’s parents, especially her father kept his work so secret and weren’t very honest with their children. I also felt that the ending was a bit rushed and that the actual war could have been developed better. Overall I did enjoy it, but I’m not sure if I’m going to continue with the series.
*Disclaimer: This was the last book I read in January