Movie Review: Into The Woods

Into The Woods directed by: Rob Marshall Starring: Anna Kendrick, Daniel Huttlestone, James Corden, Emily Blunt, Meryl Streep IMDB: 6.8 Rotten Tomatoes: 72% A witch tasks a childless baker and his wife with procuring magical items from classic fairy tales to reverse the curse put on their family tree. Let me be the first to say that I […]

Book Review: The Nightmare Affair

 The Nightmare Affair by Mindee Arnett Series: The Arkwell Academy #1 Publisher: Tor Teen Published: March 5, 2013 Sixteen-year-old Dusty Everhart breaks into houses late at night, but not because she’s a criminal. No, she’s a Nightmare. Literally. Being the only Nightmare at Arkwell Academy, a boarding school for magickind, and living in the shadow of her mother’s infamy, is […]

Book Review: The Exiled Queen

 The Exiled Queen by Cinda Williams Chima Series: The Seven Realms #2 Publisher: Hyperion Books Published: September 24, 2010  Haunted by the loss of his mother and sister, Han Alister journeys south to begin his schooling at Mystwerk House in Oden’s Ford. But leaving the Fells doesn’t mean that danger isn’t far behind. Han is hunted every step of […]

Book Review: The Demon King

 The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima  Series: The Seven Realms Series #1 Publisher: Hyperion Books Published: October 6, 2009 One day Han Alister catches three young wizards setting fire to the sacred mountain of Hanalea. Han takes an amulet away from Micah Bayar, son of the High Wizard, to ensure the boy won’t use it against him. The […]

Book Review: Stolen Songbird

 Stolen Songbird by Danielle L Jensen Series: The Malediction Trilogy #1 Publisher: Strange Chemistry Published: April 1st, 2014 For those who have loved Seraphina and Graceling comes another truly fabulous fantasy… For five centuries, a witch’s curse has bound the trolls to their city beneath the ruins of Forsaken Mountain. Time enough for their dark and nefarious magic to fade from human […]

Book Review: Shadow and Bone (The Grisha Series #1)

Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo Series: The Grisha #1 Publisher: Henry Holt & Co Published: June 5th, 2012 The Shadow Fold, a swathe of impenetrable darkness, crawling with monsters that feast on human flesh, is slowly destroying the once-great nation of Ravka. Alina, a pale, lonely orphan, discovers a unique power that thrusts her into the lavish world of […]

Book Review: Rebel Belle

Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins Series: Rebel Belle #1 Publisher: Putnam Juvenile Published: April 8, 2014 Harper Price, peerless Southern belle, was born ready for a Homecoming tiara. But after a strange run-in at the dance imbues her with incredible abilities, Harper’s destiny takes a turn for the seriously weird. She becomes a Paladin, one of an ancient line […]

Book Review: Eona: The Last Dragoneye

Eona: The Last Dragoneye by Alison Goodman Series: Eon Publisher: VIKING by Penguin Group Published: April 19, 2011 Eon has been revealed as Eona, the first female Dragoneye in hundreds of years. Along with fellow rebels Ryko and Lady Dela, she is on the run from High Lord Sethon’s army. The renegades are on a quest for the […]