Book Review: Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

Shadow and Bone is the first of three books in the Grisha Series by Leigh Bardugo. Set in a fictional world heavily influenced by Russian culture (Leigh Bardugo dubbed her genre "Tsarpunk", squee!), the story follows Alina, an orphan and mapmaker for the First Army, who is discovered to be a Sun Summoner: a rare … Continue reading Book Review: Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

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Book Review: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Recently, I joined a book club run by one of my best friends which focuses on promoting critical thinking, especially in terms of the political and social issues of today. The book club is called Books for the Resistance. Our book for August/September was The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. The novel follows Starr, … Continue reading Book Review: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Book Review: Poison or Protect by Gail Carriger

Last week, I participated in the #SteampunkReadathon hosted by Whole Latte Books. For this readathon, I chose Gail Carriger's novella, Poison or Protect. This novella is a snarky romance following a character from Carriger's Finishing School series, Preshea Villentia neĆ© Buss. It takes place several years after that series, when Preshea is an adult. She … Continue reading Book Review: Poison or Protect by Gail Carriger