Waiting on Wednesday: Descendant of the Crane

Descendant of the Crane Written by Joan He ~400 pages Published by Albert Whitman Publication date: 2nd April 2019 Summary (from Goodreads): “Tyrants cut out hearts. Rulers sacrifice their own.” Princess Hesina of Yan has always been eager to shirk the responsibilities of the crown, but when her beloved father is murdered, she’s thrust into…

Nerd Poured Candle Crate: Dreaming of Ghibli

NPCC: Dreaming of Ghibli This is the second month that I have ordered this new candle subscription box from Geeky Clean, with three candles, a bookmark and an enamel pin delivered to your door every month. I previously bought the theme for July – For the Love of Books. The website describes the crate like…

Six for Sunday: Books that have been on the TBR pile forever…

Six for Sunday: Books that have been on the TBR (to-be-read) pile forever… Once again, this list would have been a lot longer once upon a time, but I have steadily been trying to work my way through my backlog and read the books that I have been meaning to read for ages! Here are…

Library Loot: Feminism, Folklore and Body Positivity

Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Claire from The Captive Reader and Linda from Silly Little Mischief that encourages bloggers to share the books they’ve checked out from the library. If you’d like to participate, just write up your post-feel free to steal the button-and link it using the Mr. Linky any time…

Six for Sunday: Auto-buy Authors

Auto-buy Authors This week the prompt for #SixforSunday is authors that you will always pick up! It doesn’t matter what they write, you will read it! I have lots of these… Here are my six auto-buy authors: Honestly, I could have put more than six, particularly if we also included auto-buy illustrators because I also…

Book Review: Spinning Silver

Spinning Silver Written by Naomi Novik 480 pages Published by Macmillan Publication date: 12th July 2018 Summary (from Goodreads): Miryem is the daughter and granddaughter of moneylenders… but her father isn’t a very good one. Free to lend and reluctant to collect, he has loaned out most of his wife’s dowry and left the family…

Book Review: The Day War Came

The Day War Came Written by Nicola Davies Illustrated by Rebecca Cobb 32 pages Published by Candlewick Press Publication date: 4th September 2018 Summary (from Goodreads): A moving, poetic narrative and child-friendly illustrations follow the heartbreaking, ultimately hopeful journey of a little girl who is forced to become a refugee. Imagine if, on an ordinary…

Waiting on Wednesday: Grim Lovelies

Grim Lovelies Written by Megan Shepherd 384 pages Published by HMH Books Publication date: 2nd October 2018 Summary (from Goodreads): “A magical dash through the streets of Paris. Part caper, part fairy tale, part opulent witch society, you’ll be swept away by all of it. GRIM LOVELIES absolutely dazzles.” —Kendare Blake, #1 NYT bestselling author of…

Six for Sunday: Books that made me want to shout

Six for Sunday: Books that made me want to shout Welcome back to another week of #SixforSunday! The theme for this week is Books that made me want to shout. I have chosen this to interpret this as books that I have wanted to shout about, to share their message because I think it is…

Happy Publication Day: Folklore, islands, mermaids and bras!

Happy publication day to Spinning Silver,  The Girl Who Thought Her Mother Was A Mermaid and A Bad Boy Stole My Bra. Spinning Silver Miryem is the daughter and granddaughter of moneylenders… but her father isn’t a very good one. Free to lend and reluctant to collect, he has loaned out most of his wife’s…

Waiting on Wednesday: Empress of All Seasons

Empress of All Seasons Written by Emiko Jean 384 pages Published by HMH Children’s Book Group Publication date: 6th November 2018 Genre: YA, Fantasy Summary (from Goodreads): In a palace of illusions, nothing is what it seems. Each generation, a competition is held to find the next empress of Honoku. The rules are simple. Survive…