I can’t really do a review of a book I’ve read so many times, I’ve lost count. But I can tell you all the moments, both Big and Small (that’s a book reference, see?), that continue to blow me away, moments that I’m always looking forward to reading. Obviously, spoilers abound. This should be fun … More Top Ten Moments in Fire By Kristin Cashore
A short preface. Finishing the Raven Cycle crushed me. I tried for about two days to get myself to read the next book on my reading shelf, and just could not bring myself to even open it to the first page. I didn’t think a reading slump was an actual, real thing but apparently it … More The Prequel Debate
Last week, I had the pleasure of doing a setting study about Wheel of Time’s magic system, and, knowing that many WoT fans claim it is one of the better systems of the fantasy genre, it got me thinking. I liked Wheel of Time. The complexities of channeling, the differences between saidin and saidar, the … More My Five Favorite Fantasy Magic Systems
You know, with a name so common and short as “Katie,” I really did trick myself into thinking this was going to be an easy one, but nope! My bookshelf is still waiting to be filled out, at least with physical books. Most of the books I’ve read throughout my bookish career, I borrowed from … More The Name Game Book Tag
Today I wanted to try a new type of blog, one that’s based off some fun videos some of my favorite YouTubers have posted. Primarily, I got the idea from Fantasy News host Daniel Greene, who asks his viewers for some hot takes that he reacts to. So I went on Reddit, looked up some … More The Red(dit)est of Hot Takes
Romance. It sounds a bit extreme to say a romance subplot can make or break a novel, but the truth is, they can. In YA fantasy, especially, relationships are often either too insta-lovey, abusive, or both. Admittedly, most romance subplots, I’ll just read over and ignore, not feeling the chemistry between the love interests. Sometimes, … More My Five Favorite YA Fantasy Relationships (And What Makes Them So Good)
I’ve always been a book nerd, even when I was young. The kind that read on the schoolbus, that always went to the library during a free period, that sneakily read books by the light that seeped under the crack of my bedroom door at night. Some of them, such as the likes of The … More The Middle Grade Reread Challenge
Continuing on in our book tag spirit of these past few weeks, I have another one that I wanted to do. It was originally from jamishelves, who titled it “Books I Want to Read But Don’t Want to Read.” The idea for all of these books are ones that you wish you had under your … More Forgotten TBR Book Tag!
As an avid lover of Avatar the Last Airbender, I was super excited to see there was a book tag connected to the absolutely stunning animated TV show. If you haven’t seen it, I would certainly recommend watching it; although the first season is aimed more at younger kids, it gets better with each passing … More AtLA Book Tag!
I haven’t done a blog tag before, but what better one to start with than the confessions tag? The questions come from bookidote’s confessions post. 1. Which book, most recently, did you not finish? Like a lot of the other book bloggers that do this tag, I really hate starting a book and then not … More Book Blogger Confessions Tag!