Thursday, August 31, 2023

The Troubled Girls of Dragomir Academy


Title: The Troubled Girls of Dragomir Academy

Author: Anne Ursu

Publisher: Walden Pond Press
ISBN: 9780063135680
Thoughts: While some major plot points were expected, the journey to them was not, and that made this story incredibly deep while still maintaining the fun.

Rating: 4/5

Wednesday, August 30, 2023

Ghost Eaters


Title: Ghost Eaters

Author: Clay McLeod Chapman

Publisher: Quirk Books
ISBN: 9781683692171
Thoughts: I did spend most of the book angry at Erin who just made bad decision after bad decision knowingly, but  Chapman's creativity in concept cannot be denied.

Rating: 3/5

Monday, August 28, 2023

Goblin Mode


Title: Goblin Mode: How to Get Cozy, Embrace Imperfection, and Thrive in the Muck

Author: McKayla Coyle

Publisher: Quirk Books
ISBN: 9781683693536
Thoughts: Despite the description claiming anyone can be a goblin, there is a specific audience for this book, and that is definitely not me.

Rating: 2/5

Saturday, August 26, 2023

Stacking the Shelves: 7/16-8/26

Bought from Barnes & Noble


The Bonus Room by Ben H. Winters

The Thinnest Air


Title: The Thinnest Air

Author: Minka Kent

Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
ISBN: n/a
Thoughts: Good suspense, but nothing unique.

Rating: 3/5



Title: Smile: The Story of a Face

Author: Sarah Ruhl

Publisher: Simon Schuster Audio
ISBN: 9780062838377
Thoughts: While this memoir was about Ruhl dealing with Bell's palsy, but the parts I enjoyed most were the glimpses into her life as a playwright.

Rating: 3/5

Monday, August 21, 2023

The Strangers


Title: The Strangers

Author: Margaret Peterson Haddix

Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
ISBN: 9780062838377
Thoughts: A sci-fi mystery that will pull young readers with its realistic, vulnerable characters.

Rating: 4/5

Saturday, August 19, 2023

A Little Princess


Title: A Little Princess

Author: Frances Hodgson Burnett

Publisher: Tantor Media
ISBN: 9781400178896
Thoughts: Delightful but somewhat dated children's classic, but makes me wonder if some of the tropes in it were more novel when it was written.

Rating: 4/5

Wednesday, August 16, 2023

Legends & Lattes


Title: Legends & Lattes

Author: Travis Baldree

Publisher: Tor
ISBN: 9781250886088
Thoughts: Perfect for fantasy fans who want something a little lighter.

Rating: 5/5

Sunday, August 13, 2023

My Murder


Title: My Murder

Author: Katie Williams

Publisher: Riverhead Books
ISBN: 9780593543764
Thoughts: Unique and fast-paced sci-fi suspense.

Rating: 4/5

Saturday, August 5, 2023

The House of Eve


Title: The House of Eve

Author: Sadeqa Johnson

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
ISBN: 9781797153353
Thoughts: Powerful historical novel about two young African-American women attempting to achieve their life dreams.

Rating: 4/5

Wednesday, August 2, 2023

It Was an Ugly Couch Anyway


Title: It Was an Ugly Couch Anyway and Other Thoughts on Moving Forwad

Author: Elizabeth Passarella

Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 9781400219018
Thoughts: Passarella has found her stride in this humorous collection of essays about moving, aging, and trying to hold onto the past.

Rating: 4/5