Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Birthday in DC

On April 22, I turned 16, which is apparently a big deal as birthdays go.  There are entire TV shows revolving around sweet 16 parties, but I'm not much of a party kind of person, and half my friends live in another state since I moved, so for my own birthday, I decided to forgo that tradition.  Instead, I took a weekend trip to Washington DC with my family and seized the hell out of that weekend.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Shadowhunters Season One Review

In 2013, just before I read the book series, The Mortal Instruments was adapted into the infamous City of Bones movie that ultimately flopped.  In 2015 it was announced that the series was getting another shot at success--this time an unrelated TV show with a brand new cast and set of writers.  But maybe it didn't quite succeed in the way we had hoped.

Saturday, April 16, 2016

The Gracekeepers by Kirsty Logan

Publication Date:  May 19, 2015
Publisher:  Crown
Pages:  320
Series:  Stand Alone
Genre:  Magical Realism/Fantasy
Synopsis:  As a Gracekeeper, Callanish administers shoreside burials, sending the dead to their final resting place deep in the depths of the ocean. Alone on her island, she has exiled herself to a life of tending watery graves as penance for a long-ago mistake that still haunts her. Meanwhile, North works as a circus performer with the Excalibur, a floating troupe of acrobats, clowns, dancers, and trainers who sail from one archipelago to the next, entertaining in exchange for sustenance.  In a world divided between those inhabiting the mainland ("landlockers") and those who float on the sea ("damplings"), loneliness has become a way of life for North and Callanish, until a sudden storm offshore brings change to both their lives--offering them a new understanding of the world they live in and the consequences of the past, while restoring hope in an unexpected future. 

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday: Books Bookworms Will Love

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.  This is a master list of some of my favorite books.  All of them can't be here, but most of them are.  If anyone asked me, "What book should I read?" I would most likely say one of these ones, which all hold a special place in my heart.  All bookworms, like me, would love these.

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare

Publication Date:  March 8, 2016
Publisher:  Margaret K. McElderry Books
Pages:  668
Series:  The Dark Artifices #1
Genre:  Fantasy
Synopsis:  It’s been five years since the events of City of Heavenly Fire that brought the Shadowhunters to the brink of oblivion. Emma Carstairs is no longer a child in mourning, but a young woman bent on discovering what killed her parents and avenging her losses. Together with her parabatai Julian Blackthorn, Emma must learn to trust her head and her heart as she investigates a demonic plot that stretches across Los Angeles, from the Sunset Strip to the enchanted sea that pounds the beaches of Santa Monica. If only her heart didn’t lead her in treacherous directions… Making things even more complicated, Julian’s brother Mark—who was captured by the faeries five years ago—has been returned as a bargaining chip. The faeries are desperate to find out who is murdering their kind—and they need the Shadowhunters’ help to do it. But time works differently in faerie, so Mark has barely aged and doesn’t recognize his family. Can he ever truly return to them? Will the faeries really allow it?

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday: Bookish People on Social Media

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created by The Broke and the Bookish, and I especially love this week's topic because I have a (slight) obsession with all things bookish and social media related.  The hardest part is choosing who to include!

Monday, April 4, 2016

Recap: March 2016

Spring has finally sprung, and even though the weather is all over the place and allergies are running rampant, I am extremely happy.