The Reckoners by Brandon Sanderson

I cannot rave enough about Brandon Sanderson’s Reckoners series. It has become a new personal favorite and is easily the best thing I’ve recently read. As brilliant as Sanderson’s writing is, the audiobook narrated by MacLeod Andrews takes it to the next level, so much so that I have hunted down all of his other narrations. (Seriously, if you’ve never listened to an audiobook before, … Continue reading The Reckoners by Brandon Sanderson

As They Slip Away: An Across the Universe Novella

Wow. I just finished reading As They Slip Away, and that’s the only word I can think of. If you’re looking for something to read this weekend, this is it! It’s a 48 page novella in the Across the Universe series, the final book of which comes out in just a few days! You can download the novella for free and transfer it to your Kindle or … Continue reading As They Slip Away: An Across the Universe Novella

The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight

The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight is as marvelous as the title makes it sound. I fell in love with it from the first page and couldn’t put it down until I finished it later that night. It’s a cozy and fun read, perfect for snuggling up with under a blanket or next to a fire. It all begins when Hadley misses her … Continue reading The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight

Palace of Stone by Shannon Hale

Shannon Hale delivers another delightful story, taking Miri and readers outside of Mount Eskel and into Asland, the capital of Danland where a rebellion is brewing. This tumultuous town tests Miri more than ever before, and she must decide where her loyalties lie and how she truly feels about Peder. Palace of Stone takes place shortly after the events of Princess Academy. Britta has invited … Continue reading Palace of Stone by Shannon Hale

Submarines and Sea Monsters

SUBMARINES. SEA MONSTERS(?). PIRATES. Enticed? You should be! Katya’s World by Jonathan L. Howard took me by surprise by just how amazing it was. The novel begins as Katya Kuriakova is making her first trip as a navigator aboard her Uncle Pushkin’s small submarine. It was supposed to be a simple, routine trip to deliver supplies to a nearby colony, but as they’re leaving, their vessel … Continue reading Submarines and Sea Monsters

Crank by Ellen Hopkins

Kicking off Banned Books Week, Crank is a highly challenged novel. And let me tell you–if  you want a controversial book, this is it. It has everything: drugs, sex, profanity, rape, teenage pregnancy, hematophagy (drinking blood), suicide, homosexuality, divorce, absentee parents, and even mentions the occult. I actually listened to the audiobook for this one, making it the first audiobook I’ve ever consumed! It was … Continue reading Crank by Ellen Hopkins