A Discovery of Witches | Book Review

Title: A Discovery of Witches Author: Deborah Harkness Publisher: Viking Penguin Release Date: 2011 Genre: Paranormal Fantasy Page Count: 579 Summary:  This is the first book in the All Souls Trilogy. In this tale of passion and obsession, Diana Bishop, a young scholar and a descendant of witches, discovers a long-lost and enchanted alchemical manuscript, …

The Circle by Dave Eggers | Book Review

Title: The Circle Author: Dave Eggers Publisher: Knopf/Doubleday Release Date: 10/8/2013 Genre: General Fiction Page Count: 508 Summary: When Mae Holland is hired to work for the Circle, the world’s most powerful internet company, she feels she’s been given the opportunity of a lifetime—even as life beyond the campus grows distant, even as a strange …

February & March Reading Wrap Up

Its been awhile since I’ve updated this blog. Well I’ve had a busy beginning of the year and was sort of in a reading slump. I did read 6 books though in February & March. Here are those books. I also did a review on The Circle which will be added to this blog here …

Night Film by Marisha Pessl | Book Review

Title: Night Film Author: Marisha Pessl Publisher: Random House Release Date: 8/20/2013 Genre: Thriller Page Count: 602 Quick Summary: This is the story of a legendary director, his daughter, and an investigative journalist. The daughter dies and her death is ruled a suicide. The journalist decides to investigate this because he has a little obsession …

The Girl Who Fell From The Sky by Heidi W. Durrow | Book Review

Title: The Girl Who Fell From the Sky Author: Heidi W. Durrow Publisher: Algonquin Books Release Date: 2/16/2010 Genre: Fiction Page Count: 264 Summary: This is a coming of age story about a girl named Rachel who is the sole survivor of a family tragedy. She is biracial and moves across the country to live …

You by Caroline Kepnes | Book Review

Title: You Author: Caroline Kepnes Publisher: Atria/Emily Bestler Books Release Date: September 24, 2014 Genre: Thriller (Psychological/Erotica) Page Count: 422 Summary: The story follows a guy named Joe. He works at a bookstore and one day meets Guinevere Beck. He becomes enamored with her and develops a crush. After learning her name, he cyber stalks …

Shadowshaper by Daniel José Older | Review

Title: Shadowshaper Author: Daniel José Older Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books Release Date: 6/30/2015 Genre: YA Urban Fantasy Page Count: 304 Summary Sierra Santiago was preparing to have a summer with no issues. One with her and her art. After a weird encounter with her grandfather, she attends a party when craziness breaks loose. She …

Uprooted by Naomi Novik | Book Review

Title: Uprooted Author: Naomi Novik Publisher: Del Rey Release Date: 5/19/2015 Genre: Fantasy Page Count: 438 Summary Uprooted is the story of a group of villages and a forest called The Wood. The Wood has a lot of corruption and danger. If someone finds their way into The Wood, they either do not come out, …

The Magicians by Lev Grossman | Book Review

Title: The Magicians Author: Lev Grossman Publisher: Viking Release Date: 8/11/2009 Genre: Fantasy Page Count: 402 Summary The Magicians is the story of Quentin Coldwater. He does magic tricks and is obsessed with the children’s book series, Fillory and Further. In that series the children explore a magical land called Fillory and become Kings and …

Review: Red Rising & Golden Son

       Red Rising & Golden Son are book 1 and book 2 of the Red Rising Trilogy by Pierce Brown. We follow Darrow who is a Red. Red is the lowest color in this society. He lives on Mars. Mostly underneath Mars. He is there with his fellow Reds to make the surface …