The Smell of Other Peoples Houses by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock
This is a teen book following the lives of a group of teenagers in Alaska mostly set in the 70s. It follows them throughout roughly a year as they struggle with what life throws at them.
This is a very short book and I read it all in one sitting but it is a rather powerful book.
Although this is technically a teen book I don’t think it is just for a teen audience. It deals with deep and complex issues of belonging and family as well as just describing what it is like to be part of a poor community where violence is prominent Continue reading “(60)The Smell of Other People’s Houses // Bookish Blurb”
The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
Vida Winter has never told people the truth about her past but now she’s dying and has decided to tell Margaret Lea, an amateur biographer with secrets of her own. Slowly, as her body falls apart, she reveals her past and tells a story of madness, ghosts, and red haired twins. Continue reading “(59) The Thirteenth Tale // Bookish Blurb”
A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler
Like many of the books I read, I forget where I got the recommendation for this one. This book basically follows one family throughout a long period of time, occasionally jumping between characters or generations. Continue reading “(57) A Spool of Blue Thread // Bookish Blurb”
Crystal Storm by Morgan Rhodes
This is the fifth book in the Falling Kingdoms series and I’m finding it harder and harder to explain these books. In this book Amara tries to take over the world, Jonas has no idea what he’s going, Lucia tries to right her wrongs and Magnus and Cleo alternate between fighting and making out. Continue reading “(56) Crystal Storm//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 “(52) Frozen Tides // 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”
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”
Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon
This books follows the life of Madeline Whittier who has a disease that makes her allergic to the world so she lives in her house and never goes outside. Then Olly moves next door and brings the world to her. Continue reading “(40) Everything Everything // Bookish Blurb”
The Warrior Heir by Cinda Williams Chima
This is a YA fantasy story set in real life. The premise of the story is that Jack thinks he is a normal boy and then learns that there is a magical community all around him that wants to use him and/or kill him.
Although I did end up enjoying this story, I found it very hard to get into it. I just didn’t care about the characters or the situation but I’m glad I persisted. Continue reading “(36) The Warrior Heir // Bookish Blurb”
Eat pray love by Elizabeth Gilbert.
After reading Big Magic I realized that this was by the same author and I wanted to read it. I used to not want to read this book because it got so much hype. But guess what, things usually get talked about for a reason. And this one is good.
Basically this book follows the author’s life after her divorce and a heartbreaking relationship when she decides to travel to Italy, India and Indonesia to rebuild herself. I realize that doesn’t sound super fascinating but oh this book was good. Continue reading “(32) Eat Pray Love // Bookish Blurb”