The ox feels the yoke, but does the bird feel the weight of its wings?
I read this for the first time back in 2017, and this year (2021) I'm giving this series a re-read in anticipation of the show! Reading this books again has been such a great experience so far, because I really forgot so much about them. I remember being mesmerized because it was one of the first YA fantasy series I'd ever read, but going back and reading these now after having read much more in the genre
~ Thank you to Wednesday Books and NetGalley for providing me with an early copy in exchange for an honest review! Release date: Feb 2 ~ For that brief period when everything ugly is covered under that sparkle of something so new, the world almost feels like it's living up to its potential. This was so ugly to read but I couldn't stop. If someone came up to me and said they hated every word of this book I'd honestly almost agree with them. But for some reason, I'm giving it 5
I don’t believe that history holds easy answers or simple lessons, because those answers and lessons are stretched out over thousands—millions—of untold stories. But I do believe that if we seek those stories out, and if we listen to them and talk to each other with open hearts and minds, we can start to heal. I believe that good people working together can create meaningful change. I picked this up as a way to participate in BooksandLaLa's buzzwordathon challenge for this ye
Re-read 2021: And in that moment, I swear we were infinite. This was so much more than I even remember it being. It washes over you and fills in the gaps that need filling. You need to hug Charlie. Maybe you need to hug yourself too. A couple years ago at BookCon I was in line for a signing, and I happened to be in the line next to the one for Stephen Chbosky. His child FaceTimed him at that moment and he answered and said, "Honey, daddy's at work right now. Do you wanna see
Re-read 2021: oh yes, this holds up. it's been a minute since i read this for the first time, and i was worried i wouldn't love it as much as i did before. luckily, i was wrong. i'm still obsessed with these books. the Vampire Academy universe is truly the perfect thing to fall back into when things are feeling scattered. in a reading slump? vampire academy. need an audiobook? vampire academy. the world is slowly crumbling around you? vampire academy is always the answer. are
As I am amidst my fourth watch of Sherlock the BBC show (not even counting the seven times I've watched the first episode...), I thought it would be appropriate to finish this series once and for all. While I honestly remember nothing from the previous books (that's what happens, Emily, when you wait several years before finishing the series), I still really enjoyed this one. Brittany Cavallaro clearly understands the heart of Sherlock very well, and I really appreciate that
~ Thank you to Wednesday Books for providing me with an early copy of this in exchange for an honest review! Release date: January 12 ~ When I was offered the chance to read Emma Lord's upcoming release early, I jumped at the chance! I mean, how could I not when Tweet Cute was such a great debut? While I didn't enjoy this one quite as much, I still appreciated several aspects about it and will continue to read future books from Emma Lord. I considered giving this book 4 stars
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While this isn't as strong as The Language of Thorns, I did still really enjoy this collection of tales from Bardugo's Grishaverse. If you are a huge fan, I'd recommend reading this (there are definitely a few things to pick up on that connect to the other books!!). This was the perfect book to read to end my 2020— super quick and takes place in my favorite fantasy universe.