✩ Emma’s Bookshelf: COMFORT FOOD ✩

These are books that feel like a hug from a friend, a hot cup of tea against your belly, cozying up in your bed after a long day. They remind you that magic exists in the miraculous but also the mundane: golden light on green leaves, the sound of the ocean, picking flowers and exploringContinue reading “✩ Emma’s Bookshelf: COMFORT FOOD ✩”

The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan Review

A great follow up to the Lost Hero, not to mention the return of PERCY! It was fun being introduced to the new cast of characters in the first segment of Heroes of Olympus, but it was also a breath of fresh air to return to the fondly familiar snark of Percy Jackson. I wasContinue reading “The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan Review”

Of Dragons, Feasts, and Murders by Aliette de Bodard Review

4.5/5 Stars Of Dragons, Feasts, and Murders was a brilliant little novella. Despite technically being part of a larger series, it functioned very well as a standalone, touching on concepts from the previous novels while also providing a plot that stood independently. The story follows our protagonist, the Vietnamese dragon prince Thuan and his prickly,Continue reading “Of Dragons, Feasts, and Murders by Aliette de Bodard Review”

Tess of the Road by Rachel Hartman Review

“I feel called,’ said Tess, feeling it again, groping around for words to clothe it in. “To walk into the world, to see what’s needed, and do it. To uncurl myself and respond.” “Sometimes you can’t fix what you broke. Sometimes you just have to live with it.” The first comparison that popped into myContinue reading “Tess of the Road by Rachel Hartman Review”

6 YA Novels That Don’t Get Enough Love

I joined book twitter recently, and while I’ve been seeing a lot of awesome YA novels getting hype, I wanted to draw attention to some of my favorites that I haven’t seen that much of around the internet! Some of these are old, some of these are new, and all of these are great additionsContinue reading “6 YA Novels That Don’t Get Enough Love”

The Secret History by Donna Tartt Review

“What are the dead, anyway, but waves and energy? Light shining from a dead star?” The story: At its very, very bare minimum this story is a whodunit murder mystery told in reverse: we are told of the crime, the victim, and the murders on the very first page; a group of students in aContinue reading “The Secret History by Donna Tartt Review”