After a couple trips to Half Price Books and seeing this on the shelf both times, I decided to take a chance on Iron Hearted Violet by Kelly Barnhill. The audiobook impressed me so much and I had to have a physical copy. Find out why!
Acne, Asthma, and Other Signs You Might Be Half Dragon is a humorous young adult fantasy novel that follows Allyson on her adventures with her friend, Beth, as they work to clear Beth’s name.
Book Review Shadow Scale by Rachel Hartman I read Seraphina back in 2013 and was thrilled last year to learn there would be a sequel. I was lucky enough to get approved for the ARC of Shadow Scale on Netgalley just days before its release earlier this year. I put off reading it. Seraphina was one of my top reads in 2013, I was worried that I wouldn’t remember much of the complicated world and that the sequel wouldn’t live up to the first book. To prepare myself, I checked out the audiobook of Seraphina and immersed myself in the world of Goredd again. (Check out my review!) Re-reading Seraphina helped me become familiar with the world and odd language again. Upon initial examination, I can see how the immense size of Shadow Scale (608 pages!) can be overwhelming, daunting even. And once I finished, I can understand how some might be disappointed in how Seraphina’s journey came to an end. Personally, I adored Shadow Scale. Shadow Scale wraps up Seraphina’s journey of self-discovery. After years in near draconic isolation, she is forced out in the world encountering situations and feelings she has been denied because of what she is. […]
The Encore is an opportunity to share older reviews and posts, and reviews of books I’ve re-read. I hope you’ll join in the conversation, share your thoughts on re-reads and older discussion posts. Enjoy! SPOILER ALERT! Since this is a re-read, this review will probably contain spoilers. Proceed with caution! Book Review Seraphina by Rachel Hartman I have been mesmerized by Seraphina since I first read it in 2013. It was one of my favorite books that year. The next book in the series, Shadow Scale released this year and I was lucky enough to get approved (just days before the released date) on NetGalley. I was concerned, after slogging through Clariel, that my memory had faded and I wanted to re-read Seraphina before tackling Shadow Scale. But that’s a tough battle for many readers…why re-read when there are so many other unread books begging to be read? Amazingly enough, my library just happened to have an audiobook copy of Seraphina and I took advantage of my new found love for re-reading via audiobooks. The audiobook sucked me into the Seraphina’s world once again. I was dazzled by the uniqueness of Goredd and all its inhabitants—humans and dragons alike. Seraphina’s […]