Book Review: The Unwanteds

When Alex finds out he is Unwanted, he expects to die. That is the way of the people of Quill. Each year, all the thirteen-year-olds are labeled as Wanted, Necessary, or Unwanted. Wanteds get more schooling and train to join the Quillitary. Necessaries keep the farms running. Unwanteds are set for elimination.  It’s hard for…

My Year in Books

It’s the end of the year and while there are still a few more books I hope to read before the year is officially over, here’s how my reading year went.   My goal for the year was 50 books.  I read 112 which comprised of short stories, manga, comics, novels, and giant bricks. Favorite…

Most Anticipated Reads of 2018

It’s nearly the end of the year, and it’s time to look back on all those books I wanted to love so much.  The question is: did I? The Meh This year was torn between great books, meh books, and ones I genuinely could not stand.  All of these shown above are ones a lot…

Book Review: The Librarians and the Mother Goose Chase

Stories can be powerful. In 1719, Elizabeth Goose of Boston Massachusetts published a collection of rhyming spells as a children’s book, creating a spellbook of terrifying power. The Librarian of that age managed to dispose of all copies of the book except one, which remained in the possession of Elizabeth Goose and her family, temporarily…

Book Review: Damsel

The rite has existed for as long as anyone can remember: when the prince-who-will-be-king comes of age, he must venture out into the gray lands, slay a fierce dragon, and rescue a damsel to be his bride. This is the way things have always been. When Ama wakes in the arms of Prince Emory, however,…

Book Review: Aru Shah and the End of Time

Twelve-year-old Aru Shah has a tendency to stretch the truth in order to fit in at school. While her classmates are jetting off to family vacations in exotic locales, she’ll be spending her autumn break at home, in the Museum of Ancient Indian Art and Culture, waiting for her mom to return from her latest…

Series Review The Ancient Magus’ Bride Volumes 3-8

Solid 3.5/3.74 star read. This review applies to most of my current Ancient Magus’ Bride reads, so prepare for a copy and paste to each. While the story started off with a lot of explanation to the world and the magic, this series has delved into the confusion of itself, whether that be due to…