(67) Among Others // Bookish Blurb

Image result for among othersAmong Others by Jo Walton

I guess you would call this book fantastical realism or something like that?

It’s hard to explain this book which explains why it was not what I expected. Basically, this book follows the life of Morwenna (Mo) in Wales (and England). She ran away from her mom and ended up with her dad who sends her to a boarding school. But also there are fairies (that you can only see if you believe in them) who (sometimes) talk to her and she is able to use magic (maybe?) and her mom did something bad that ended up killing her twin sister and leaving her crippled. Continue reading “(67) Among Others // Bookish Blurb”

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(66) In the Labyrinth of Drakes // Bookish Blurb

Image result for In the Labyrinth of Drakes by Marie BrennanIn the Labyrinth of Drakes by Marie Brennan

This is book four in the Lady Trent series and like the previous books, I loved it.

This book builds a lot off of the previous book (with similar characters as well as the political plots building off of each other). In this book Isabella and Tom are sent into the desert to learn how to breed dragons. Once again we are introduced to a different culture and country although this time it feels like we didn’t actually get to know them that well. Instead, they spend a lof of time with their own military. Continue reading “(66) In the Labyrinth of Drakes // Bookish Blurb”

(65) The Girl Who Soared Over Fairyland and Cut the Moon in Two // Bookish Blurb

Image result for The Girl Who Soared Over Fairyland and Cut the Moon in Two by Catherynne M ValenteThe Girl Who Soared Over Fairyland and Cut the Moon in Two by Catherynne M Valente

This is book… three(?) in the Fairyland series and I have to say I just wasn’t feeling it. Again, September gets whisked off to Fairyland and lands in a different part than before (this time the moon). Also this time she gets to take a car with her. Continue reading “(65) The Girl Who Soared Over Fairyland and Cut the Moon in Two // Bookish Blurb”

(64) Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban // Bookish Blurb

Image result for Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by JK RowlingHarry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by JK Rowling

I wasn’t loving the book I was reading (you’ll see what book next) so I went back and continued rereading Harry Potter again.

If you did not know, this is book three in the series and thus follows Harry Potter’s third year at Hogwarts. This year is all centered around Sirius Black, a criminal on the loose who is out to kill Harry Potter…or is he? Continue reading “(64) Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban // Bookish Blurb”

(63) Voyage of the Basilisk // Bookish Blurb

Image result for Voyage of the Basilisk by Marie BrennanVoyage of the Basalisk by Marie Brennan

This is book three in the Lady Trent series. See my review for book one HERE.

So the series has started to feel a bit formulaic. Like she goes on a trip to a new place and studies dragons and then comes home… again. That being said, so far each trip has been very different. On this journey they are on a boat most of the time. Also she brings her son with her (this was probably one of my favorite aspects of her journey – I seem to really enjoy watching her be a mother since she’s so unlike other ‘typical’ mothers). Continue reading “(63) Voyage of the Basilisk // Bookish Blurb”

(59) The Tropic of Serpents // Bookish Blurb

Image result for The Tropic of Serpents by Marie BrennanThe Tropic of Serpents by Marie Brennan

This is book two in the Lady Trent series. Book one being A Natural History of Dragons.

In this book we follow Isabella on her second expedition to learn about dragons. This time she goes with a famale companion and a man she traveled with before but now they go to the joungle instead of the mountains like last time. Continue reading “(59) The Tropic of Serpents // Bookish Blurb”

(58) An Absolutely Remarkable Thing // Bookish Blurb

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April May is 23. She lives in New York at a low paying job trying to pay back her student loans. Then at 3am she comes accross a statue and makes a youtube video with it. What then follows is her sudden spiral into fame since she was the first person to report on these statues that appear simultaneously around the globe. Continue reading “(58) An Absolutely Remarkable Thing // Bookish Blurb”