The Bone Shard Daughter Readalong: Week 3

The readalong is hosted by Imyril at There's Always Room for One More and the questions are presented by Lisa at Dear Geek Place. Spoilers for chapters 24 through 35! Sand seems to be organizing a rebellion but against what? It seems like something holding Sand back is breaking and they can't go back. If…

Wyrd and Wonder: The Bone Shard Daughter Readalong, Week 1

Wyrd and Wonder is hosted by Imyril at There's Always Room for One More and questions this week come from Beth of the Fantasy Hive. Spoilers for Chapters 1 through 11! What are your initial impressions? There is so much interesting stuff going on. Lin is competing to be heir but can't remember a bunch.…

Review: Shadow and Bone Season 1

Shadow and Bone Season 1 based on the books by Leigh Bardugo streaming on Netflix now Summary: Alina and her childhood friend, Mal, attempt a crossing of the Fold (a dark and scary swathe of shadow that divides East and West Ravka). Unfortunately they are attacked by the monsters who live there and Alina's powers…

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pegasus image by Svetlana Alyuk 123RF.com I've got three options for you! I don't want to stop recommending Jade City by Fonda Lee. Two warring families who use special jade to empower their magic and physical abilities, fight for control of the country even as foreign nations try to interfere. I'm so excited for book…

Review: Raybearer

Raybearer by Jordan Ifueko Amulet Books, 2020 YA Fantasy Summary: Tarisai was born for one purpose: to fulfill her mother's wish. She is sent away to become part of the trusted council of a boy her mother wants her to kill. But as Tarisai grows to love him and her fellow council members, she fights…

Read As Thou Wilt: Kushiel’s Chosen Week Five

This readalong is hosted by Imyril and they are presenting the questions this week! Spoilers for chapters 56 through 70 ahead. What did you make of Phèdre’s interventions to save Kazan – first from the kríavbhog and then from the thetalos? Do you think he deserved it?  Kazan is not my favorite character but I've…

Review: A Vow so Bold and Deadly

A Vow so Bold and Deadly 3rd in the Cursebreakers series by Brigid Kemmerer Bloomsbury, 2021 YA Fantasy Summary: I'll try not to spoil this book but I'll probably spoil the previous two. Rhen and Grey are preparing for war against each other. Lia Mara is trying to rule her people but she refuses to…

Read As Thou Wilt: Kushiel’s Chosen Week 4

The Kushiel's Chosen readathon is hosted by Imyril and the questions are presented by Mayri at Book Forager. Spoilers ahead! What are your thoughts/feelings on Phèdre’s escape from La Dolorosa? Specifically, how do you feel about her decision to accept Melisande’s offer, Tito and Joscelin’s roles in her escape, and the vow she made to…

Read As Thou Wilt: Kushiel’s Chosen Week Three

Kushiel's Chosen readalong is hosted by Imyril and Zezee with Books is presenting this week's questions! Spoilers for Chapters 31 through 44! Phèdre, her boys, and Joscelin arrive safely in La Serenissima. What was your impression of the city, its culture, and its ruler, the Doge? I noted frequently that women's rights in La Serenissima…