Kingdom of Exiles is the first book in the Beast Charmer series, and it set up a beautiful world that I can't wait to explore in more books. The description of the world itself is enough to keep me coming back. Maxym M. Martineau knows how to make it feel like you're there exploring the cities and forests side by side with the characters.
I was gifted this book by Nora Roberts herself as a "thank you" for putting together the #CopyPasteCrisList & helping bring all of the plagiarism by Cristiane Serruya to light. Needless to say, when I opened the package I cried tears of excitement and dived into Morrigan's Cross almost immediately. This is my very first Nora Roberts, and I can guarantee that it won't be my last.
The Travelling Cat Chronicles by Hiro Arikawa is tragic, beautiful, simplistic, and precisely what I needed to read.
Publication: August 10th, 2004 Read: Almost every year since 2008 Format: Digital Rating: 5 Caffeinated Stars Summary: “One school. Twenty voices. Endless possibilities. There’s the girl who is in love with Holden Caulfield. The boy who wants to be strong who falls for the girl who’s convinced she needs to be weak. The girl who... Continue Reading →
Publication: January 10, 2017 Series: Winternight Trilogy, #1 Read: November 2017 Format: Audiobook Rating: 5 Caffeinated Stars Summary: "A magical debut novel for readers of Naomi Novik's Uprooted, Erin Morgenstern's The Night Circus, and Neil Gaiman's myth-rich fantasies, The Bear and the Nightingale spins an irresistible spell as it announces the arrival of a singular talent with a gorgeous... Continue Reading →
"You don't get to become a bad guy. I will make you do slumber-party things like play charades or watch crappy nineties movies or incessant reruns of Friends. You won't be able to fight your old goofy side. It will emerge like a freaking butterfly and smother scary Finn." - Roni Loren in The Ones Who Get Away