Wednesday, May 30, 2012

The Lost Hero (Heroes of Olympus #1) by Rick Riordan - Review

We're going to change things up a bit and today and I'm going to review some middle grade fiction. I'm usually not a huge fan of the middle grade genre, but for Rick Riordan, I'll read anything. It seems that Riordan has delved into my elementary-aged self and pulled all of my past loves into his books. What child in 4th grade didn't love learning about Greek, Roman and Egyptian mythology? If these things were your favorites as well, check out Mr. Riordan's books because they will definitely take you back.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Giveaway #4 Winners!

As it has been a very busy couple of weeks for me, I've sadly been neglecting the blog and therefore, the winners of Giveaway #4! Well, today the votes have been tallied, has been consulted and the winners are...

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Cassandra Clare on Rape culture, sexuality and myth in fiction

Cassie Clare today posed a discussion on her tumblr page addressing the growing amount of concerns and mail she's been receiving regarding the sexuality of her characters and also a particular scene in City of Lost Souls that involves sexual violence.

Clare addresses many concerns of her readers and discusses sexual assault as it pertains to fiction in today's society. This was such a great piece to read as it concerns not just fans of young adult fiction but all readers as fiction is written to reflect reality. Take a look at her posting because I found it to be a very informative discussion. I very much enjoyed reading her thoughts and beliefs on these particular issues.

Enough rambling, but please check out the post, it's a must read :)


Sunday, May 20, 2012

City of Lost Souls (The Mortal Instruments #5) by Cassandra Clare - Review

Welp, this is the last of the reviews for The Mortal Instruments books... until next year when I get to read Clockwork Princess (eep!). While it makes me sad I will no longer be reading Shadowhunter stories, I'm also sure that you, the readers, are utterly sick and tired of my Cassandra Clare book reviews. Don't worry, there are some new and exciting books I've been dying to read and they will be up on the blog as soon as my little eyes can read them.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

City of Fallen Angels (The Mortal Instruments #4) by Cassandra Clare - Review

In reading this story again, I realized how much a I missed in reading City of Fallen Angels the first time! I think I got so excited to figure out what was happening, I basically skimmed the last 80 pages, which was a detriment to me and my love of Cassandra Clare's writing. This book was unexpectedly wonderful and to be frank, crazy awesome.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Insurgent by Veronica Roth - Review

What can I really say about reading Insurgent? Well before you dive further into my review, let me say that I will not be spoiling one single detail for those who haven't devoured Insurgent yet!

Quite honestly, I'm not even going to put up a synopsis for you. All you need to know is that this book takes up a little after Divergent has ended. I'm just going to explain a little bit about how I felt while reading this book rather than review it in my typical fashion. Here goes!

Friday, May 4, 2012

Giveaway #4!

Hey guys! It's giveaway time again! While I normally have some sort of theme when doing giveaways, I figured with this one, I'd just plain give away books! Who doesn't love to win free books? This particualr giveaway will have 3 separate winners!  Each winner will get a pool of books to choose from and they will be sent to you straight from Book Depository! If it's a book that is not yet out, I will pre-order it for you :)

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

City of Glass (The Mortal Instruments #3) by Cassandra Clare - Review

I know you are probably sick by now of reading my Mortal Instruments reviews, but I can't stop rereading these lovely books! I'll try to keep this as short and sweet as possible... here goes...