Review: Siege and Storm (The Grisha, #2) by Leigh Bardugo

Siege and Storm is the second book in the Grisha trilogy; after fleeing from Ravka at the end of Shadow and Bone Alina and Mal are living in Novyi Zem, hoping to escape the reach of the Darkling. But the Darkling is on their trail and in the end they have no other choice but … Continue reading Review: Siege and Storm (The Grisha, #2) by Leigh Bardugo

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Top 5 Books I Read This Winter

According to the calendar it is finally spring, which really was about time. I don't make a secret of my preference for summer, and I'm really glad the days are finally going to be longer  than the nights again (at the same time my heart goes out to anyone in the southern hemisphere who has … Continue reading Top 5 Books I Read This Winter

Review: Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman

Norse Mythology is a collection of retellings of Norse myths, going from the creation of the world to the gods' demise  at Ragnarok. This book had me at Neil Gaiman and Norse mythology. I love reading myths in general, and Neil Gaiman happens to be one of my favourite authors so I really didn't need … Continue reading Review: Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman

Five favourite poetry books

Today is World Poetry Day, so I thought maybe I should finally write that post about some  of my favourite poetry books before I continue to procrastinate it. (In my defence: I really like poetry and it's so hard to decide on favourites!)   Obviously poetry can be very subjective, and it's likely not all … Continue reading Five favourite poetry books

Review: And I Darken (The Conqueror’s Saga #1) by Kiersten White

And I Darken is a gender bent retelling of the story of Vlad Tepes, also known as Vlad the Impaler. Lada is the daughter of the voivode of Wallachia, but her father's ill-fated alliance with the sultan of the Ottoman Empire means that she and her younger brother Radu live at the sultan's court as … Continue reading Review: And I Darken (The Conqueror’s Saga #1) by Kiersten White

Review: Thanks a lot, John LeClair by Johanna Parkhurst

In Thanks a lot, John LeClair sixteen year-old Emmitt LaPoint struggles with being a closeted gay hockey player  in a relationship with his coach's nephew, and the expectations that come with being the golden  boy of his small Vermont home town. But between his estranged father being back in town and his boyfriend Dusty acting … Continue reading Review: Thanks a lot, John LeClair by Johanna Parkhurst

Review: Shadow and Bone (The Grisha, #1) by Leigh Bardugo

In Shadow and Bone we meet Alina Starkov, a mapmaker apprentice in Ravka, who is about to cross the Unsea, a giant stretch of darkness that divides her country into two, for the first time. During her crossing it turns out that she's a Grisha, part of Ravka's magical elite. Her ability to control light … Continue reading Review: Shadow and Bone (The Grisha, #1) by Leigh Bardugo