reading challenges in 2019

It seems like I can never resist joining a new reading challenge and so the impulsive side of me decided to join three this year. If you're questioning my sanity, I have no idea where I am on the insane skill right now. Despite my efforts on decreasing my Goodreads reading challenge to only 80 …

a monster calls – patrick ness | review

A Monster Calls by Patrick NessStandalonePublished September 27th 2011 by Walker BooksGenre: middle grade, fantasy, horror links: Goodreads | Book Depository rating: ★★★★★ summary: An unflinching, darkly funny, and deeply moving story of a boy, his seriously ill mother, and an unexpected monstrous visitor. At seven minutes past midnight, thirteen-year-old Conor wakes to find a monster outside …

rebel spring – morgan rhodes | review + discussion

Rebel Spring by Morgan Rhodes Series: Falling Kingdoms Published December 3rd 2013 by Razorbill Genre: high fantasy, young adult, mythology, magic, romance links: Goodreads | Book Depository rating: ★★★★ synopsis: The road to power... is paved with blood and magic. Cleo is now a prisoner in her own palace, forced to be an ambassador for Mytica as …

heir of fire – sarah j maas | review + discussion

Heir of Fire by Sarah J MaasSeries: Throne of GlassPublished September 11th 2014 by Bloomsbury ChildrensGenre: young adult, fantasy, romance links: Goodreads | *Book Depository - Paperback/Hardcover rating: ★★★★★ synopsis: Consumed by guilt and rage, Celaena can't bring herself to spill blood for the King of Adarlan. She must fight back... The Immortal Queen will help her …

learn about loss – cassandra clare | review + discussion

Learn About Loss by Cassandra Clare Series: Ghosts of the Shadow Market Published July 10th 2018 by Walker Books Genre: novella, short stories, young adult, fantasy, urban fantasy link: Goodreads rating: ★★★★ summary: In a small town lost to despair, a dark carnival of a market appears. Faeries and warlocks we know converge, and the …

the dragon warrior – katie zhao | review + #DragonWarriorTour

The Dragon Warrior by Katie ZhaoStandalonePublished October 15th 2019 by Bloomsbury USA KidsGenre: middle grade, fantasy, mythology, #ownvoices links: Goodreads | Amazon | Book Depository Rating: ★★★★★ synopsis: As a member of the Jade Society, twelve-year-old Faryn Liu dreams of honoring her family and the gods by becoming a warrior. But the Society has shunned Faryn and her brother Alex …

every exquisite thing – cassandra clare | review + discussion

Every Exquisite Thing by Cassandra Clare Series: Ghosts of the Shadow Market Published June 12th 2018 by Simon Schuster Audio Genre: fantasy, young adult, romance, urban fantasy, short stories, novella links: Goodreads rating: ★★★★★ summary: Anna Lightwood, eldest child of Gabriel and Cecily, is mad, bad and dangerously dapper. Every rake has an origin story, …