‘House of Salt and Sorrows’ by Erin A. Craig/A Review

‘House of Salt and Sorrows’ by Erin A. Craig is an adaptation of the Grimm’s Fairy Tale ‘The Shoes That Were Danced to Pieces’ (also known as ‘The 12 Dancing Princesses’). This story is due for release on August 6, 2019. I received an ARC of this novel through Net Galley, and the synopsis intriguedContinue reading “‘House of Salt and Sorrows’ by Erin A. Craig/A Review”

New Book Releases in February 2019

I always found February to be a very special month: my birthday and my anniversary both fall around this time. New book releases make February extra special for me! Here are some titles coming out next month: The Ruin of Kings (A Chorus of Dragons #1) by Jenn Lyons Kihrin is a bastard orphan whoContinue reading “New Book Releases in February 2019”

January 28, 2019: My February TBR List

Here are the stories I plan on reading for the month of February: The Oyster Thief by Sonia Faruqi – I intended to read The Oyster Thief this month, yet I needed to wait for my local library to carry the selection. Now that I received word that it’s present, I can finally go throughContinue reading “January 28, 2019: My February TBR List”

My First NetGalley ARC

Yesterday I began reading my first book from NetGalley, House of Salt and Sorrows by Erin A. Craig. The story follows a young woman named Annaleigh, who attempts to uncover the reason why her sisters are dying one after the other. I’m about a quarter of the way into the book, and I enjoy the amount of paranormal scenes thatContinue reading “My First NetGalley ARC”

‘Siege and Storm’ by Leigh Bardugo/A Review

**This review contains spoilers** I appreciated ‘Siege and Storm’ a bit more than ‘Shadow and Bone’. This installment in the Grisha series heavily ventures into military strategy and royal influence as Alina fights to defeat the Darkling and restore peace to Ravka. Alina generates a following among commoners and Grisha alike, as many see herContinue reading “‘Siege and Storm’ by Leigh Bardugo/A Review”

Currently Reading Book Tag

I came across this book tag through BookHookedNook‘s page. It looked like a fun tag to complete! How many books do you usually read at once? Just one book at a time for now. My current work schedule is too hectic for more than one! Do you ever switch bookmarks when you’re partway through aContinue reading “Currently Reading Book Tag”

OwlCrate January 2019 Unboxing (With Spoilers)

I received my January OwlCrate subscription box a couple days ago! I’m excited about the items I received. (All descriptions are taken from the OwlCrate Magical Artifacts spoiler card,   pictured above) Antler bracelet Wooden letter opener (inspired by Juniper and Ivy Designs) Alchemy and Ink enamel pin for January 2019 Harry Potter inspired socks, designed by Michelle Gray Luggage tag, inspired from The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi Zipper pouch,Continue reading “OwlCrate January 2019 Unboxing (With Spoilers)”

My Review for ‘Shadow and Bone’ by Leigh Bardugo

‘Shadow and Bone’ is the first novel from the Grisha trilogy. It tells the story of Alina Starkov, an orphan in Ravka raised in the care of Duke Keramsov. Alina grows up to train within the First Army as a mapmaker, and her team heads out on a mission into the treacherous Shadow Fold oneContinue reading “My Review for ‘Shadow and Bone’ by Leigh Bardugo”

My TBR list for January

Now that 2019 is underway, I want to share my TBR list for the remainder of January. While I know that half of the month is now gone, I would still love to share what I want to take on after I finish ‘Shadow and Bone’. Since it appears that we’re going to be snowedContinue reading “My TBR list for January”

‘Shadow and Bone’ progress/Lisa See’s Upcoming Book

I’m nearly halfway through Shadow and Bone. I can see how some feel this story is slow paced, since it documents Alina’s journey as she begins her Grisha training. She carries a unique power, and feels very insecure about tapping into her abilities. I’m curious as to how her confidence will grow as she adaptsContinue reading “‘Shadow and Bone’ progress/Lisa See’s Upcoming Book”