(80) My Plain Jane // Bookish Blurb

Image result for My Plain Jane by Cynthia hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi MeadowsMy Plain Jane by Cynthia hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows

I think this was on the CPL top books of 2018 list so I decided to read it.

Basically this is a teen retelling of Jane Eyre… if Jane could see ghosts and Charlotte Bronte was her best friend…. Continue reading “(80) My Plain Jane // Bookish Blurb”

(73) Girls of Paper and Fire // Bookish Blurb

Image result for girls of paper and fire by natasha nganGirls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan

This is a fantastical ya book set in a world where there are three classes of people: Moon (fully deamon), Steel (part deamon part human), and Paper (fully human). The land is ruled by the deamon king and every year he takes eight girls to be his paper girls for the year. In this book we follow Lei who is abducted from her home seven years after her mother was taken from her and forced to become a paper girl for the king. Continue reading “(73) Girls of Paper and Fire // 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”

(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”

(37) The Man in the Ceiling // Bookish Blurb

Image result for the man in the ceiling by jules feifferThe Man in the Ceiling by Jules Feiffer

I was feeling a bit down and wanted something to cheer me up so I picked up this book from my shelf. I’ve read this a lot through the years and I still like it.

Basically this a novel with comic strips thrown in which follows the life of Jimmy and his family. Jimmy is a aspiring comic book writer but this book is about so much more. Basically it’s about family and being true to yourself and never giving up and that failure is ok. Continue reading “(37) The Man in the Ceiling // 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”

(24) Wind Rider // Bookish Blurb

Image result for wind rider by susanWind Rider by Susan Williams

My grandmother gave me this book when I was in… middle school? I liked it enough that I’ve kept it all this time although I can’t remember the last time I read it. I’ve just moved and wanted to read something and this book was unpacked so I picked it up and I enjoyed it a lot more than I was expecting.

This book tells the story of the first taming of horses. We follow Fern as she (and her trusty dog) tames the first horse and introduces everyone else to the idea that horses are useful for things other than just meat. I feel like that doesn’t do a very good job of describing the book but it’s a coming of age story about family and change and one girl who understands horses in a way that no one else seems to. Continue reading “(24) Wind Rider // Bookish Blurb”

(18) Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone // Bookish Blurb

Related imageHarry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K Rowling

My parents recently gave me all the Harry Potter books so I decided to reread them. It’s been quite a while since I read them so I started (where most people start) at the beginning.

This book is mostly about Harry Potter learning that’s he’s a wizard and getting acquainted with Hogwarts. There is also a plot all about the sorcerer’s stone but that is almost secondary in this book. I always liked this book because of how much the Dursleys (the people Harry are raised with) are present in it. I know we are supposed to hate them but part of me is very fascinated by them. Continue reading “(18) Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone // Bookish Blurb”