book review – Empress of a Thousand Skies

If all we are is what people think we are, then we’re all screwed. Rhoda Belleza's debut novel is wonderful. This sci-fi world is fantastical and alien in some ways but it's also so real and relevant. The book alternates POV between Rhee, the last surviving heir to a powerful dynasty, and Aly, a war [...]

book review – Wonder Woman: Warbringer

Sisters in battle, I am shield and blade to you. As I breathe, your enemies will know no sanctuary. While I live, your cause is mine. Superheroes are getting a fresh YA makeover in the DC Icons series starting with Leigh Bardugo's Wonder Woman: Warbringer.  My review in short: asdfj;ljk;llheYYAAAAASS!! (I just finished it last night, so [...]

battered books

Books are beautiful. Stacked neatly on shelves with smooth, straight spines. Perfectly unwrinkled paper. But the most beautiful books are the ones that have been read and loved. They are the beaten up, dog-eared, peeling, scratched up books that you find in the home of any true book lover. Of course if I'm borrowing someone [...]