Hard Work Actually Pays Off?

Surprising as it is, all of the hard work I’ve been putting in has finally paid off. For months, I told myself that it would be that way; that working hard and spending hours upon hours in pursuit of one goal was worth it. And… and despite months of relative failure, I finally have some…

Book Review: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Title: The Book Thief Author: Markus Zusak Genre: Fiction, Historical Fiction, Young Adult, Historical Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers Published: March 14, 2006 Page Amount: 552 pages Blurb From Goodreads: It’s just a small story really, about among other things: a girl, some words, an accordionist, some fanatical Germans, a Jewish fist-fighter, and quite a lot of thievery. ….

Book Review: Shadowshaper by Daniel José Older

Title: Shadowshaper Author: Daniel José Older Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult, Urban Fantasy, Fiction, Paranormal, Teen Publisher: Arthur A Levine Books Published: June 30, 2015 Page Amount: 304 pages Blurb From Goodreads: Sierra Santiago was looking forward to a fun summer of making art, hanging out with her friends, and skating around Brooklyn. But then a weird zombie guy crashes the…

Book Review: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by JK Rowling

Title: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Author: JK Rowling, John Tiffany, Jack Thorne Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, ITS HARRY POTTER Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books Published: July 31, 2016 Page Amount: 327 pages Blurb From Goodreads:It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic,…

Three Books of the Week

In case it hasn’t sunk in yet, I’ve been an absolute menace lately when it comes to getting my reading in. It’s probably the weather, or sudden abundance of friends – but as I pointed out last week – I have not been *ahem* up to my normal reading standards. I have been trying to…

Book Review: Armada by Ernest Cline

Title: Armada Author: Ernest Cline Genre: Science Fiction, Fiction, Fantasy, Adventure, War Publisher: Crown Publishing Published: July 14, 2015 Page Amount: 349 pages Blurb From Goodreads: Zack Lightman has spent his life dreaming. Dreaming that the real world could be a little more like the countless science-fiction books, movies, and videogames he’s spent his life consuming. Dreaming…

Book Review: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Title: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (#1) Author: Ransom Riggs Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult, Fiction, Paranormal, Mystery, Horror, Historical Fiction, Supernatural, Time Travel Publisher: Quirk Published: June 7, 2011 Page Amount: 352 pages Blurb From Goodreads: A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of curious photographs. A horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a…

Book Review: Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket

Title: The Series of Unfortunate Events (Yes All the Books!) Author: Lemony Snicket (Daniel Handler), Brett Helquist (Illustrator) Genre: Fiction, Childrens, Young Adult, Fantasy, Classics, Mystery, Adventure, Humor Publisher: Scholastic Inc Published: September 30, 1999 (For Book 1) Page Amount: 176 pages (For Book 1) Blurb From Goodreads: Dear Reader, I’m sorry to say that the book…

Book Review: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Title: Ready Player One Author: Ernest Cline Genre: Science Fiction, Dystopia, Fantasy, Fiction Publisher: Random House NY Published: August 16, 2011 Page Amount: 374 pages Blurb From Goodreads: In the year 2044, reality is an ugly place. The only time teenage Wade Watts really feels alive is when he’s jacked into the virtual utopia known as the  OASIS. Wade’s devoted…