fantasy · Feminism · Fiction · young adult

Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo

Daughter of immortals. Princess Diana longs to prove herself to her legendary warrior sisters. But when the opportunity finally comes, she throws away her chance at glory and breaks Amazon law—risking exile—to save a mortal. Diana will soon learn that she has rescued no ordinary girl, and that with this single brave act, she may… Continue reading Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo

Adult · Fiction · Uncategorized

Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami

A New York Times and Washington Post notable book, and one of the Financial Times, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Slate, Mother Jones, The Daily Beast, and BookPage’s best books of the year An instant #1 New York Times Bestseller, Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage is the remarkable story of a young man haunted… Continue reading Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami

Feminism · Fiction · Historical Fiction · young adult

The Defiant by Lesley Livingston

The darling of the Roman Empire is in for the fight of her life. Be brave, gladiatrix… And be wary. Once you win Caesar’s love, you’ll earn his enemies’ hate. Fallon was warned. Now she is about to pay the price for winning the love of the Roman people as Caesar’s victorious gladiatrix. In this… Continue reading The Defiant by Lesley Livingston

Historical Fiction · young adult

The Valiant by Lesley Livingston

Princess. Captive. Gladiator. Fallon is the daughter of a proud Celtic king, the sister of the legendary warrior Sorcha, and the sworn enemy of Julius Caesar. When Fallon was a child, Caesar’s armies invaded her homeland, and her beloved sister was killed in battle. Now, on the eve of her seventeenth birthday, Fallon is eager… Continue reading The Valiant by Lesley Livingston

contemporary · Romance · young adult

Adorkable by Cookie O’Gorman

Adorkable (ah-dor-kuh-bul): Descriptive term meaning to be equal parts dorky and adorable. For reference, see Sally Spitz.  Seventeen-year-old Sally Spitz is done with dating. Or at least, she’s done with the horrible blind dates/hookups/sneak attacks her matchmaking bestie, Hooker, sets her up on. There’s only so much one geek girl and Gryffindor supporter can take. … Continue reading Adorkable by Cookie O’Gorman

Animals · Children's · fantasy · Fiction

The Wonderling by Mira Bartok

Have you been unexpectedly burdened by a recently orphaned or unclaimed creature? Worry not! We have just the solution for you! Welcome to the Home for Wayward and Misbegotten Creatures, an institution run by evil Miss Carbunkle, a cunning villainess who believes her terrified young charges exist only to serve and suffer. Part animal and… Continue reading The Wonderling by Mira Bartok

Autobiography

Book: My Autobiography by John Agard

Genre: History/Autobiography Pages: 135 Rating: 5/5 Stars First Line: “My name is Book and I’ll tell you the story of my life.” Oh man, you guys. I read in a book I finished yesterday (which I will review later because I finished it and went straight into this one instead of into a review) that one of an artist’s… Continue reading Book: My Autobiography by John Agard