Waiting on Wednesday: Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine which spotlights highly anticipated upcoming releases. This week I am waiting on… Title: Muse of Nightmares (Strange the Dreamer #2) Author: Laini Taylor Publisher: Little, Brown Young Readers Publication Date: October 2, 2018 Page count: 448 Genre: Fantasy *Please don't…

Waiting on Wednesday: Children of Blood and Bone

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine which spotlights highly anticipated upcoming releases. This week I am waiting on Children of Blood and Bone. Title: Children of Blood and Bone  Author: Tomi Adeyemi Publisher: Henry Holt Books Publication Date: March 6, 2018 Page count: 448 Genre: Fantasy Tomi Adeyemi…

Review: The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller Publication date: Sept. 2011 Genre: Fantasy | Historical Fiction My rating: ★★★★★ Achilles, "the best of all the Greeks," son of the cruel sea goddess Thetis and the legendary king Peleus, is strong, swift, and beautiful irresistible to all who meet him. Patroclus is an awkward young prince,…

Review: A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab | A Disappointing Sequel

Publication Date: February 23, 2016 • Genre: Fantasy | Adult • Series: Shades of Magic #2 SYNOPSIS It has been four months since a mysterious obsidian stone fell into Kell's possession. Four months since his path crossed with Delilah Bard. Four months since Prince Rhy was wounded, and since the nefarious Dane twins of White London fell, and four…

Review: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Title: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood PrinceAuthor: J.K. RowlingPublication Date: July 16, 2005Genre: Fantasy | Middle GradeRating: 5 stars There it was, hanging in the sky above the school: the blazing green skull with a serpent tongue, the mark Death Eaters left behind whenever they had entered a building... wherever they had murdered...When Dumbledore arrives…

Review: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Title: Harry Potter and the Order of the PhoenixAuthor: J.K. RowlingPublication Date: June 21, 2003Genre: Fantasy, Middle GradeRating: 4.75 stars "You are sharing the Dark Lord's thoughts and emotions. The Headmaster thinks it inadvisable for this to continue. He wishes me to teach you how to close your mind to the Dark Lord."Dark times have…

Review: Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire

Title: Harry Potter and the Goblet of FireAuthor: J.K. RowlingPublication Date: July 8, 2000Genre: Fantasy, Middle Grade, Magical School, Chosen OneRating: 4.75 stars "There will be three tasks, spaced throughout the school year, and they will test the champions in many different ways... their magical prowess - their daring - their powers of deduction -…

Review: Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban

Title: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of AzkabanAuthor: J.K. RowlingPublication Date: July 8, 1999Genre: Fantasy/Middle GradeMy Rating: 5 stars Harry Potter's third year at Hogwarts is full of new dangers. A convicted murderer, Sirius Black, has broken out of Azkaban prison, and it seems he's after Harry. Now Hogwarts is being patrolled by the dementors,…

Review: Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets

Title: Harry Potter and the Chamber of SecretsAuthor: J.K. RowlingPublication Date: July 2, 1998Genre: Fantasy/MiddlegradeRating: 4.5 stars The Dursleys were so mean and hideous that summer that all Harry Potter wanted was to get back to the Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry. But just as he's packing his bags, Harry receives a warning from…

Review: Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone

Title: Harry and The Sorcerer's StoneAuthor: J.K. RowlingPublication Date: June 26, 1997Genre: FantasyMy Rating: 5 stars Harry Potter's life is miserable. His parents are dead and he's stuck with his heartless relatives, who force him to live in a tiny closet under the stairs. But his fortune changes when he receives a letter that tells…