A Perfect Finale: “Darkdawn” by Jay Kristoff Review

***This post contains affiliate links. I get a small commission when you use my link to buy from IndieBound (at no extra cost to you). CODE: renstrange*** "I am the daughter of the light between the stars. I am the thought that wakes the bastards of this world sweating in the nevernight. I am the [...]

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Slytherin Greatness: A Character Profile on Mia Corvere

***This post contains affiliate links. Use my link to buy from Book Depository at no extra cost to you. CODE: renstrange*** Slytherin Greatness is a feature in which I explain why non-Harry Potter characters belong in Slytherin. These characters can come from books, movies, or television. Character Mia Corvere Source The Nevernight Chronicle by Jay Kristoff [...]

Guilty Pleasure Reads

***This post contains affiliate links. Use my link to buy from Book Depository at no extra cost to you. CODE: renstrange*** I have mixed feelings on calling things “guilty pleasures.” I’m a big believer that you should never feel ashamed for what you like. However, sometimes things we like aren’t… well, they aren’t great. And [...]

A Literary Glo Up: “Sorcery of Thorns” Review

All sorcerers are evil. Elisabeth has known that as long as she has known anything. Raised as a foundling in one of Austermeer’s Great Libraries, Elisabeth has grown up among the tools of sorcery— magical grimoires that whisper on shelves and rattle beneath iron chains. If provoked, they transform into grotesque monsters of ink and [...]

A Deliciously Dark Portal Fantasy: “Middlegame” Review

Official Summary Meet Roger. Skilled with words, languages come easily to him. He instinctively understands how the world works through the power of story. Meet Dodger, his twin. Numbers are her world, her obsession, her everything. All she understands, she does so through the power of math. Roger and Dodger aren’t exactly human, though they [...]

May 2019 Wrap-Up

May was a better reading month than I realized. I’d thought I didn’t read much, but I actually managed to read seven books. I’m happy for me. But how was the quality? Well, it was so-so. I read two amazing books, but most of the rest were just okay. One was really bad (and if [...]