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”
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”
The 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”
Empress 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”
Wind 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”
Harry 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”
The Hired Girl by Laura Amy Schlitz
In this YA historical fiction book we follow the diary of Joan Skraggs as she goes from being hopeless living at the whim of her father to going to work in the city and falling in love. Continue reading “(13) The Hired Girl // 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”
A 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 the 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”
Turtles All The Way Down by John Green
I’ve read all the other John Green books so I thought I should give this one a try and I actually liked it. Not that I’ve hated his other books but I liked this book more than I was expecting to.
Roughly this book follows Aza who has OCD and although there is kinda a plot, the book mostly is centered around the way her disorder affects her life. Continue reading “(9) Turtles All The Way Down // Bookish Blurb”