Tiffany Sly Lives Here Now is perched on my bookshelf, the passionate red cover sitting on top of The Book of Dust and Octavia’s Brood like a victor at the top of Mount Everest. Written by debut author Dana L Davis, Tiffany Sly is only the second Contemporary YA novel I’ve ever read, and – if I’m being honest – the first YA book I’ve read where the protagonist is a black female teen. From beginning to end, I couldn’t put Tiffany down — or out of my mind, for that matter. And…I’m still struggling to sort out my thoughts about this book.
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A Ravenous review of Good Me Bad Me by Ali Land – a thrilling tale of the tragic nature of nurture gone wrong and the girl at the heart of it.
I often find myself thinking that a book would be better if the main character was a woman. Even in books with a female narrator, I end up lamenting the fact that our heroine doesn’t seem to have any girlfriends. So yes, a retelling of The Picture of Dorian Gray focused around three women is […]
T. Kingfisher is a comfort read for me. Her stories are often retellings of fairy tales, or inspired by fairy tale tropes. Whereas in traditional tales we’re usually told that the hero or heroine is “good” and “kind-hearted” and that’s about the end of their characterization, Kingfisher has a real gift of creating these well-rounded […]
A graphic novel biography of the American legend who inspired the hit Broadway musical Hamilton. Alexander Hamilton was one of the most influential figures in United States history–he fought in the Revolutionary War, helped develop the Constitution, and as the first Secretary of the Treasury established landmark economic policy that we still use today. Cut down […]
Call them djinn or genie, but wish-granting, lamp-bound spirits have long been a part of our cultural imagination. From I Dream of Jeannie to Disney’s Aladdin, to silly jokes about lamps found on the beach, we all grew up hearing about them. So what if you found out you had djinn heritage? The City of […]
Tea Sparrow delivered samples of all natural loose leaf teas directly to my doorstep in the quaintest package I have ever seen. In a simple cardboard box stamped with their logo, Tea Sparrow sent me four mixes to try: Pistachio Date Night, Enchanted Forest, Roasted Almond, and Organic Sweet Cinnamon. Subscribe to Blog via […]
Fall into this October with festive loose leafs thoughtfully created by Plum Deluxe. Never before has Autumn tasted this sweet, and I cannot wait to share this month’s delivery with you.
This year, my excitement is through the roof because I’m not just celebrating the season. Autumn is not just about tree leaves or hot cocoa. It’s about experience and I’ve packed October with all the bookish moments I’ve been craving to share with you.
On that note, let’s ‘fall’ into it, shall we?
This week’s adventure was steeped in the buzz of popping flavors and unforgettable sensual enticement. I am, of course, talking the tea sent to me by BlendBee. Whoa, I made that rhyme. I dare you to say it three times faster! BlendBee is a loose leaf tea company in Lake Tahoe, Nevada. It was created […]