The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery
This is originally a french book that has been translated into English. In this book we follow Renee, the concierge for a posh building, and Paloma, a 12yr old genius who has decided to kill herself on her 13th birthday. Renee may seem like your average lower class older woman but secretly she harbors a love of literature and art and high class fancy stuff(minus the snobbery and such). Continue reading “(48) The Elegance of the Hedgehog // Bookish Blurb”
Sofia Khan is Not Obliged by Ayisha Malik
This book has been described as Bridgette Jone’s Diary except that the main character is a Pakistani Muslim woman in London. Hooked yet?
Throughout this book we follow Sofia Khan from a wretched breakup to almost marrying the man of her dreams. She works in publishing and is asked to write a book about Muslim dating which requires her to go on dates. Thus she meets up with random men and starts ‘dating’ except that she’s not actually dating them, she’s doing it for her book (or so she thinks…). Continue reading “(47) Sofia Khan Is Not Obliged // Bookish Blurb”
Gathering Darkness by Morgan Rhodes
This is book three in the Fallen Kingdoms series. See my reviews for book one and two. So this book continues on with the struggle to find the Kindred and take over the world (basically). Everyone has their own reason for wanting the Kindred and using Princess Lucia to find them.
This is going to be a rather incoherent review since I seem to find it very hard to describe this series. Continue reading “(46) Gathering Darkness // Bookish Blurb”
Shadow Scale by Rachel Hartman
This book is the sequel to Seraphina. Although it is the sequel, it does have a fairly nice summary of the first book at the beginning so if you wanted to you could probably read this without having read the first book. This book picks up where the last one left off, with the kingdom going to war for peace. The majority of this book involves following Seraphina around the kingdoms as she searches for the other half-dragons and tries to get people to join their side for this war. Continue reading “(45) Shadow Scale // Bookish Blurb”
When my parents came and visited me at the end of my time in Scotland, we ended up staying for a period of time with some of their friends in the town of Biggar. While we were there we had the opportunity to go up on the roof of a church and see the beautiful view. These pictures are what came out of that little trip to the rooftop. Continue reading “Biggar // Scotland”
The Unseen World by Liz Moore
This book follows our main character, Ada, who lives with her highly intelligent yet socially odd father. He is her entire world (he raised her on his own and teaches her everything) and when he starts to fall apart so does her world and everything she believes to be true. The majority of the book is set in the 1980s when Ada is just becoming a teenager but then there are periods in the book that go both forwards and back in time. Continue reading “(44) The Unseen World // Bookish Blurb”
Rebel Spring by Morgan Rhodes
This is book two in the Falling Kingdoms series (book one being Falling Kingdoms).
In the previous book, the three kingdoms (that are on the same island) went to war and King Gaius ended up controlling all three. So basically the premise of this book is that King Gaius is building a road to connect the three kingdoms while also continuing his domination of the people and proving himself supreme leader which sounds boring but I promise this book was not. Continue reading “(43) Rebel Spring // Bookish Blurb”
Seraphina by Rachel Hartman
This is a teen fantasy story set in a world where humans and dragons coexist. We follow Seraphina as events unfold that attempt to destroy the peace between them.
The dragons in this book were really interesting in that they could take almost human form and thus remain among humans (although there are various reasons that make you realize that they are not human. To dragons emotions are unacceptable, especially love. Love makes you do irrational things and is far too human for dragons to feel. Continue reading “(42) Seraphina // Bookish Blurb”
Committed by Elizabeth Gilbert
After reading Eat Pray Love I wanted to read everything else that Gilbert has ever written. This book takes place a few years after Eat Pray Love ends and is all about marriage. Specifically, it is about Elizabeth trying to understand what marriage really is as she tries to pep herself up for her upcoming wedding after deciding that she would never remarry after her failed first marriage. Continue reading “(41) Committed // Bookish Blurb”