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 “(52) Frozen Tides // 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 “(51) The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage // 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 “(50) Tom’s Midnight Garden // 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 “(49) The Twentieth Wife // 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 “(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”
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”