(50) I Capture the Castle // Bookish Blurb

Image result for i capture the castle by dodie smithI Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith

I think this book just got reprinted (it was first published in 1948) and I saw it in a bookstore with a cute cover (not the one pictured above) so I wanted to read it. Also this is the author who wrote 101 Dalmations. And JK Rowling has a quote on the cover. So I picked it up. Continue reading “(50) I Capture the Castle // Bookish Blurb”

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(46) The Book of Life // Bookish Blurb

Image result for The Book of Life by Deborah HarknessThe Book of Life by Deborah Harkness

This book concludes the All Souls Trilogy. See Book 1 and Book 2.

Matthew and Diana are back from the past and must carry on with ‘real’ life. This involves many people trying to kill them and their family. Continue reading “(46) The Book of Life // Bookish Blurb”

(41) A Discovery of Witches // Bookish Blurb

Image result for a discovery of witchesA Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

This book is my new obsession. We follow the story of Diana Bishop who is a witch. She doesn’t want to be a witch, she doesn’t want to use her magic, so she does her best to live a very normal ‘human’ life. Unfortunately she magic can’t be ignored and when she accidentally finds a magical book that everyone has been looking for, she is suddenly wanted by everyone in the magical community. Continue reading “(41) A Discovery of Witches // Bookish Blurb”

(35) Empress of a Thousand Skies // Bookish Blurb

Image result for empress of a thousand skies by rhoda bellezaEmpress of a Thousand Skies by Rhoda Belleza

This is a science fiction YA book set in a different galaxy where people travel through space and there are all sorts of different creatures and planets. For the most part we follow a princess who is almost murdered before her coronation and the boy who is framed for her murder. Continue reading “(35) Empress of a Thousand Skies // Bookish Blurb”

(32) All the Birds in the Sky // Bookish Blurb

Related imageAll the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders

This is a fantasy adult novel about Patricia, a witch, who (among other things) can talk to birds, and Laurence, a highly intelligent tech nerd (I like that description). We follow them as they meet and go through a terrible turbulent childhood (let’s just say children are cruel) and as they drift apart. Then we skip forward in time until they meet again as adults and then the world starts to fall apart. Continue reading “(32) All the Birds in the Sky // Bookish Blurb”

(31) A Study in Scarlet Women // Bookish Blurb

Image result for a study in scarlet womenA Study in Scarlet Women by Sherry Thomas

This is mystery series inspired by Sherlock Holmes except that Sherlock is actually Charlotte, a very intelligent woman in a man’s world.

The book started off very adult which I wasn’t quite prepared for and in some ways it stays that way the entire book. Charlotte does the unspeakable in order to not have to get married and the scandal shatters a number of families. Then death ensues and her family are the prime suspect. Although her behavior was very rational (despite the fact that it goes against every social code) she now must figure out the real killer in order to get her family off the hook. Continue reading “(31) A Study in Scarlet Women // Bookish Blurb”

(30) Love and Other Consolation Prizes // Bookish Blurb

Image result for love and other consolation prizes by jamie fordLove and Other Consolation prizes by Jamie Ford

I got this book recommendation from a list of NPR book recommendations. This book is by the same author as Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet which is a really good book so I thought I would give this one a try. In this book we follow Earnest who gets raffled off at the Seattle World’s Fair and ends up living at a gentlemen’s club. Continue reading “(30) Love and Other Consolation Prizes // Bookish Blurb”

(17) Immortal Reign // Bookish Blurb

Image result for immortal reignImmortal Reign by Morgan Rhodes

This is (I’m pretty sure) the last book in the Falling Kingdoms series. In it we follow our characters as the Kindred try to finish the ceremony that was interrupted last time and allow them to reach their full potential and destroy the world. Because, you know, when you’re an immortal force you kinda don’t like humans (apparently). Continue reading “(17) Immortal Reign // Bookish Blurb”