(40) Up to this Pointe // Bookish Blurb

Image result for up to this pointe by jennifer longoUp to this Pointe by Jennifer Longo

This is a contemporary teen story about a girl whose dreams fall apart and ends up going to Antartica in order to try and figure out what to do now. Continue reading “(40) Up to this Pointe // Bookish Blurb”

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(38) The Passion of Dolssa // Bookish Blurb

Image result for the passion of dolssa by julie berry The Passion of Dolssa by Julie Berry

This is a YA historical story of Dolssa, a girl who talks to her beloved and performs miracles through him; the priests who want her to burn as a heretic; and the sisters who shelter her from them. This is also the story of so much pain and death and yet peace and joy inbetween. Continue reading “(38) The Passion of Dolssa // 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”

(16) Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda // Bookish Blurb

Image result for simon vs the homosapien agendaSimon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

Basically, Simon is a closet gay high schooler who ends up emailing some other gay kid at his school but they don’t know who each other is. And they fall in love via email but Simon is forced to come out to the school all the while trying to find this boy who is stealing his heart. It’s a very quick easy read especially since it goes back and forth between the narration and the emails they exchange. Continue reading “(16) Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda // Bookish Blurb”

(12) Let’s Get Lost // Bookish Blurb

Let’s Get Lost by Adi Alsaid

I started this book (rather hesitantly) thinking that it was a teen romance (which it is) but it’s also so much more. We basically get four short stories which are all connected. The first three stories are about people who meet Leila, a girl driving up to see the northern lights, and then the fourth story is Leila’s. Each of the stories is kind of it’s own love story but they are all very different and aren’t always about romantic love. Also this book has very much the feel of a teen road trip adventure story with lots of odd hijinks. Continue reading “(12) Let’s Get Lost // Bookish Blurb”

(10) A Wizard of Earthsee // Bookish Blurb

Related imageA Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K LeGuin

I heard about this book because the author recently died and apparently lots of people liked her books and I had never read any of them. I decided to go with the ya fantasy series since that seemed a bit more up my alley than some of her other works.

This book is about a boy with magical powers who accidentally creates a major problem and then has to fix it. It’s very much┬áthe first book in a series with a lot of character development and not a ton of plot. It’s also written in a very interesting style without a lot of dialogue and to some extend it does feel like epic fantasy. At times I definitely forgot that the characters were supposed to be young. Continue reading “(10) A Wizard of Earthsee // Bookish Blurb”