‘Some people think opening a book is a simple thing. It’s not. Most people don’t realise that you can get truly lost in a book. You can. Especially you. Do not open any of these books without my permission, Euphemia.’
Effie is a pupil at the Tusitala School for the Gifted and Strange. When her grandfather becomes ill she discovers she is set to inherit the family library. The more she learns about it the more unusual it is. Before she knows it, her life is at risk from dark forces from this world and beyond, intent on using the books and the power they contain.
With her grandfather gone and the adult world ignoring her, can her unreliable classmates help save her life?
Packed with puzzles, curses, evil nemeses and a troupe of beguiling heroes, Dragon’s Green is an adventure novel for children about the nature of magic. It is the first in a chapter-book series for fans of Pullman’s Northern Lights, Diana Wynne Jones’ Chrestomanci series, T.H. White’s The Once and Future King, Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book, Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events series and the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling.
So, I’ve noticed that for long rides on straighter roads like the interstate, I’m just fine. In town, I do get car sick.
Kristen Britain is an author I love to read because her plots and characters transcend the pages to intertwine and battle for space in your brain long after you put the book down.
Definitely the Harry Potter series. A) All of the characters are given the chance to grow and explore themselves, even minor ones. B) No normalization of stalking behavior. C) Hermione is one of the strongest, independent ladies of fantasy and you can’t make me believe otherwise!
Do craft bags count? Because I usually keep at least one book in there with my current art projects.
Heck, yes! Don’t you?
The artist and fangirl inside me says, “ABSOLUTELY,” to any kind of included art. Or art that floats around the internet.
I actually enjoyed Twilight the first time I read it before the hype, but when I tried to reread to compare to the movie, I discovered that the writing was subpar to what I enjoy reading again and again.
Since my picture book collection doesn’t reside on any shelves currently, I’m going to guess that the books in the Unicorns of Balinor series are the thinnest (individually, of course).
According to Goodreads, the thickest book on my shelf is the Night Angel trilogy omnibus, but the single thickest book is The Way of Kings.
I’m pretty sure I was indoctrinated in the womb…
As I loathe classics, this one is unanswerable.
Spelling and Math
Accept graciously, then gift it to someone else or donate to the library
Definitively a book nerd.
Umm, do I have to chose? Because I love both for approximately the same reasons.
Shapeshifters are far more interesting to me.
I’d rather the romance be on the side. Thanks!
Today, I get to share with you the gorgeous cover for the upcoming book from Danielle Rose, Blood Rose! I’m really excited for this cover as it’s so lush and intriguing. I love book covers, and this is probably one of my new favorites!! Oh, and the synopsis sounds good too 🙂
This list is a tad bit late as it’s almost time to make my March releases list, but I wanted to make sure I shared several titles that I’m truly excited about, but they just didn’t fit into my reading schedule yet.
Dying to Read-Look for my Review Later
Books I Plan to Read as Time Allows:
Yeah, February was a big month for sequels and new series starts. It may be awhile before I can get back to even a third of these, but I will get them read eventually as they all sound amazing!
“Our Dragon doesn’t eat the girls he takes, no matter what stories they tell outside our valley. We hear them sometimes, from travelers passing through. They talk as though we were doing human sacrifice, and he were a real dragon. Of course that’s not true: he may be a wizard and immortal, but he’s still a man, and our fathers would band together and kill him if he wanted to eat one of us every ten years. He protects us against the Wood, and we’re grateful, but not that grateful.”
Agnieszka loves her valley home, her quiet village, the forests and the bright shining river. But the corrupted Wood stands on the border, full of malevolent power, and its shadow lies over her life.
Her people rely on the cold, driven wizard known only as the Dragon to keep its powers at bay. But he demands a terrible price for his help: one young woman handed over to serve him for ten years, a fate almost as terrible as falling to the Wood.
The next choosing is fast approaching, and Agnieszka is afraid. She knows—everyone knows—that the Dragon will take Kasia: beautiful, graceful, brave Kasia, all the things Agnieszka isn’t, and her dearest friend in the world. And there is no way to save her.
But Agnieszka fears the wrong things. For when the Dragon comes, it is not Kasia he will choose.
Back in January, I had the opportunity to meet 2 authors that had quickly made their way to the top of my TBR based on the synopsis and premise of their books/series. So, even though I hadn’t read more than a chapter or two of either of their books, I drove a little over 2 hours one way on a work night to meet Susan Dennard and Elise Kova. And I took a friend who had even less knowledge of these two than I did.
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