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

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, Ashmole 782, deep in Oxford’s Bodleian Library. Its reappearance summons a fantastical underworld, which she navigates with her leading man, vampire geneticist Matthew Clairmont.
Why I Picked It Up: The premise got me good!

July Book of the Month Club Picks

Happy July everyone!

Now for the last couple months, I decided to finally get a book subscription box. I have thought about it in the past, but none of the boxes really grabbed me. Until I found Book of the Month Club. If you aren’t aware of what Book of the Month Club is, it is a monthly subscription box where you get one hardcover of your choice each month with free shipping. Did you catch the “of your choice” part of that last sentence? That is what I love about Book of the Month Club. The club has 5 judges.  I believe 4 of them are rotating judges and the 5th is a guest judge. Each judge picks a book that you can choose for your book choice that month. And the choices have been diverse and titles I may have not heard of before. Which is great, because I’m all about finding out about great books. Also, if I don’t like any of the books, I can skip that month.

With me being such a fan of this subscription box, I decided to become an affiliate. And I wanted to share with you the book selections for the month of July.

See All the July Book Selections at Book of the Month
Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel
Love That Boy by Ron Fournier (selected by Arianna Huffington)
The Girls by Emma Cline
Rich & Pretty by Rumaan Alam
Missing, Presumed by Susie Steiner

I haven’t decided which book I am going to choose as of yet. I do have until July 6th as the book will ship to me on the 7th. I’m leaning towards Sleeping Giants at the moment.
See All the July Book Selections at Book of the Month

The guest judge book for the month of July is Arianna Huffington. Pretty cool.
See All the July Book Selections at Book of the Month

Now, if you would like to try out Book of the Month Club, they are currently offering 30% off 3-month Book of the Month Club memberships + Free Tote and Sunnies with the code SUMMER30. Use this link and head on over to Book of the Month Club. Let me know if you signup and what book you chose.

P.S. Another thing I love about Book of the Month Club. You can add on up to 2 other books from the site for $9.99. That is a hardcover for 10 bucks. Such a great deal.

May 2016 Book Haul

Here is my May book haul. I went on a thriller kick this month. It seems to be a perfect time to get some thrillers though with summer around the corner.

Information on the Book of the Month Club: https://www.bookofthemonth.com/learn-more

A Court of Thorns and Roses book review:

Books Mentioned:
Dark Lover by J.R. Ward

Last Days of Magic by Mark Tompkins

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

THe Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney

Maestra by L.S. Hilton

Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll

The Outliers by Kimberly McCreight

I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas | Book Review

Title: A Court of Thorns and Roses
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Release Date: 5/5/2015
Genre: YA Contemporary
Page Count: 416
Summary: This story is about a young woman named Feyre. When we meet her, she is out hunting for her family. Her family has fallen on hard times and she has taken up the responsibility of taking care of them. She has her father, who has an injury, and two older sisters that expect her to take care of everything. While out hunting, she ends up killing this wolf, but it wasn’t really a wolf. It was a faerie. And this leads to Feyre having to give up her life for the one she took. She does have a choice though. She can die or live the rest of her life in the Prythian, the faerie realm, and never see her family again.
Feyre ends up going off to Prythian to live with one of the high lords named Tamlin, who is an immortal faerie. We follow Feyre’s life in Prythian, how she deals with her new surroundings and the new people in her life as well as never seeing her family again. There is romance and shades of politics in this book.
Why I Picked It Up: I’ve been hearing about this book for a year, along with its mixed reviews. When I saw that it came out in paperback, I thought it would be a good time to give it a try. And I wasn’t disappointed.