The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge by M.T. Anderson and Eugene Yelchin
This is a middle grade story telling the tale of Spurge, an elvish historian, who is sent to the goblin kingdom to deliver a gift and spy on their magical power. It is also the story of Werfel, a Goblin historian, who hosts this elf and tries to show him the best society has to offer. And of course it is the story of the elfish spy network who are trying to destroy the Goblins once and for all. Continue reading “(86) The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge // Bookish Blurb”
Within the Sanctuary of Wings by Marie Brennan
This is book Five in the Lady Trent series and unfortunately the last book. If you’ve been reading this blog you know that I LOVE this series and this book was no exception. Continue reading “(71) Within the Sanctuary of Wings // Bookish Blurb”
The 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”
Harry 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”
Voyage 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”
The 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”
The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There by Catherynne M Valente
This is the sequel to The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making.
In this book September returns to Fairyland and learns that her shadow has caused all sorts of trouble. Continue reading “(55) The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There // Bookish Blurb”
How to Train you Dragon by Cressida Cowell
Somewhere recently I was reminded of the fact that this movie we all know (if you’ve never watched it you should) started out as a book. So I went and read the book.
First off, this book is NOTHING like the movie, so just forget anything you know aboug the movie and let me tell you about this book. Continue reading “(56) How to Train Your Dragon // Bookish Blurb”
The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M Valente
I didn’t realize that this was a series but in this book we follow September as she gets whisked away by the Green Wind to Fairyland where she has adventures. Continue reading “(52) The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making // Bookish Blurb”
Girl Waits With Gun by Amy Stewart
This is a historical fiction mystery novel based off of the true story of the first female detective in the United States. Interested yet?
This book follows the story of Constance Kopp and how her life and that of her family is completely changed by one fateful accident. One day Constance and her two sisters are in their buggy which gets hit by a motorcar. Although no one is majorly injured, the motorcar driver is meant to pay for the damages. However he is a rich factory owner and has no intention of paying for them. Thus we follow Constance’s journey to do what she thinks is a very normal thing and how she and her family has to put up with the terrors of the rich and powerful. Continue reading “(27) Girl Waits With Gun // Bookish Blurb”