Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
This is a teen fantasy novel where the magical people have all lost their magic and the nonmagical people oppress them. However magic can come back if only Zeile and her friends are able to collect magical items and do this magical ceremony on a magical island. Continue reading “(83) Children of Blood and Bone // Bookish Blurb”
White Chrysanthemum by Mary Lynn Bracht
Hana and Emi are two sisters in Korea. In 1943 Hana is taken by the Japanese army to become a “comfort woman”. In 2011, Emi is still looking for her. Continue reading “(81) White Chrysanthemum // Bookish Blurb”
Victory of Eagles by Naomi Novik
This is the fifth book in the Temeraire series. I thought this was the last one but I was most wrong.
In this book Laurence and Temeraire face the consequences of their actions and fight the French and Napoleon. Continue reading “(79) Victory of Eagles //Bookish Blurb”
His Majesty’s Dragon by Naomi Novik
Reading Spinning Silver reminded me that Naomi Novik wrote this series as well. I remember reading it a while ago and liking it so I wanted to read it again.
Basically this series is set during the Napoleonic Wars (which I know very little about) except that there are dragons. In this book an English Naval Captain seizes a dragon egg from a French ship. The dragon hatches on his boat and bonds with him. Thus he has to give up his naval career and join the Aerial Corps where he and Temeraire (the dragon) learn to fight the war from the sky. Continue reading “(68) His Majesty’s Dragon // Bookish Blurb”
The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck
This book follows the story of three women in Germany following the aftermath of WWII. Marianne was told to protect the women so that’s what she tries to do but finding them is not the same thing as saving them. Continue reading “(60) The Women in the Castle // Bookish Blurb”
All 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”
Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk
This was another one of those NPR recommended books. I was drawn to this book because it was described as a coming of age novel compared to To Kill a Mockingbird.
In this novel we follow Annabelle in a small town in America during WW2 and all the events that follow a bully coming to town. Continue reading “(26) Wolf Hollow // Bookish Blurb”
Immortal 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”
The Alice Network by Kate Quinn
In this book we follow the stories of Eve Gardiner who becomes a spy during WW1 and Charlie St Clair who goes in search of her sister who went missing after WW2 despite the fact that she is a young pregnant woman.
Overall I really enjoyed this book. There’s a lot about women and how awesome they are despite all the stupid people in the world who tell them they aren’t. There is also a bunch about war obviously and what that does to you. Continue reading “(1) The Alice Network // Bookish Blur”
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”