(53) Frozen Tides // Bookish Blurb

Frozen Tides by Morgan Rhodes

This is book 4 in the Falling Kingdom series. See my reviews for books one, two, and three. This book doesn’t really do any recap so you kind of have to have read the other books to understand what is going on. In this book we follow Lucia as she teams up with a venge seeking fire god, Jonas, who continues to be manipulated and fail at what he does, and Magnus and Cleo as they fight over the kindred and their hearts. Continue reading “(53) Frozen Tides // Bookish Blurb”

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(52) The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage // Bookish Blurb

The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage: the (Mostly) True Story of the First Computer by Sydney Padua

The title of this book basically tells you everything you need to know. This is a graphic novel about Lovelace and Babbage and the first computer. It is a book chock full of facts (both real and somewhat less real). If smart people, steampunk, or computers interest you then you should look into this book. Continue reading “(52) The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage // Bookish Blurb”

(51) Tom’s Midnight Garden // Bookish Blurb

Tom’s Midnight Garden by Philippa Pearce

This was another book I read because it was recommended at the back of the The Little Paris Bookshop.¬†Basically this is an old children’s book originally published in 1958. The premise of this book is that Tom is sent to stay with his aunt and uncle because his brother is sick. While there, Tom discovers another world he can visit at midnight. Continue reading “(51) Tom’s Midnight Garden // Bookish Blurb”

(50) The Twentieth Wife // Bookish Blurb

The Twentieth Wife by Indu Sundaresan

How to describe this book? This is a historical fiction book based off of reality and many Indian legends. It is basically an epic love story following the life of Mehrunnisa as she is born and falls in love with Prince Salim while her life takes her far from him. It is a story of duty and death, intrigue and war, and the idea that love will ultimately prevail. Also it is the story of how a woman gained incredible power at a time where women were not allowed any. Continue reading “(50) The Twentieth Wife // Bookish Blurb”

(49) The Elegance of the Hedgehog // Bookish Blurb

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 “(49) The Elegance of the Hedgehog // Bookish Blurb”

(48) Sofia Khan Is Not Obliged // 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 “(48) Sofia Khan Is Not Obliged // Bookish Blurb”

(47) Gathering Darkness // 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 “(47) Gathering Darkness // Bookish Blurb”

(46) Shadow Scale // Bookish Blurb

16085457.jpg (316√ó475)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 “(46) Shadow Scale // Bookish Blurb”

Biggar // Scotland

CIMG5422aWhen 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”