(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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(49) Tess of the Road // Bookish Blurb

Image result for tess of the roadTess of the Road by Rachel Hartman

This is by the same author as Seraphina and Shadow Scale which I really enjoyed so I was excited to pick up this book even though I knew very little about it. Continue reading “(49) Tess of the Road // Bookish Blurb”

(45) The Hidden Blade // Bookish Blurb

The Hidden Blade: A Prequel to My Beautiful Enemy (Heart of Blade Book 1) by [Thomas, Sherry]The Hidden Blade by Sherry Thomas

I got this book because Sherry thomas wrote the Lady Sherlock series which I quite enjoyed and I thought I would try a differeny series that she wrote.

This is the prequel to her Beautiful Enemy series and in this book we follow our two main characters; Ying-ying, a girl in China who learns to fight, and Leighton, a boy in England whose life is torn apart by his evil uncle. Continue reading “(45) The Hidden Blade // Bookish Blurb”

(42) All the Truth That’s In Me // Bookish Blurb

Image result for all the truth that's in me by julie berryAll the Truth That’s In Me by Julie Berry

After reading the Passion of Dolssa I started looking at other books written by the same author which is how I came across this book which I never would have otherwise read.

This is a dark teen story in which we follow Judith who disappeared for two years and then reappeared one day with her tongue mutilated and unable to tell people what happened to her. Continue reading “(42) All the Truth That’s In Me // Bookish Blurb”

(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”