Posts Categorized: Rae Carson

Oct 01
Top Ten Tuesday # 23: Book Turn-Offs

Top Ten Tuesday # 23: Book Turn-Offs

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week a new topic is given and weeks topic is:  Book Turn-Offs I could certainly list more turn-offs than the ones here, but this is a good start.  Clicking the links in the title will take you to my reviews…if you dare to read them! Why do all of the secondary male characters act like wanna-be rapists?   The offenders: Article 5 by Kristen SimmonsStung by Bethany… Read more »


Sep 15
Triple Review: The Girl of Fire and Thorns, The Crown of Embers, and The Bitter Kingdom by Rae Carson

Triple Review: The Girl of Fire and Thorns, The Crown of Embers, and The Bitter Kingdom by Rae Carson

I’m going to try something a little different here and discuss the full trilogy of The Girl of Fire and Thorns in one review, since I read all three books over the span of two weeks. I was late getting into this series, but The Girl of Fire and Thorns drew me right in.  Elisa is much like any sixteen-year-old, albeit one who possesses magical powers and is soon to marry a king.  She’s insecure and naive to the ways… Read more »


Aug 27
Top Ten Tuesday # 18: Best Secondary Characters

Top Ten Tuesday # 18: Best Secondary Characters

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week a new topic is given and weeks topic is:  Top Ten: Secondary Characters I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore: Bernie Kosar – he only LOOKS like a beagleThe Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa: Jackal, the dangerous “blood brother”Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell: Reagan, the brusque, sometimes surly college roommate. (Note: I’m only halfway done, so if Reagan becomes a bitch, we will have to scratch this one… Read more »


Aug 25
ARC August: Week 3 Update

ARC August: Week 3 Update

I have a very short attention span, so as I sat down to write this post, I could not even remember which books I’d planned to read for Week 3 of Read Sleep Repeat’s ARC August challenge.  And then I had the wonderful realization that I read all three!  (Granted, I’d started one of them the previous week.)  To pat myself on the back a little more, I completed a fourth book today, and I’m halfway through number five!  Here’s… Read more »


Aug 20
Bout of Books 8.0 Read-a-thon

Bout of Books 8.0 Read-a-thon

Since I’m currently participating in the ARC August read-a-thon, it makes perfect sense to simultaneously participate in the Bout of Books 8.0 read-a-thon.  Double the books, double the fun, right?  OK, I WON’T be reading double the books, but I do hope I can double the fun. Want to join in?  Here’s what you need to know: Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, August 19th… Read more »


Aug 17
ARC August: Week 2 Update

ARC August: Week 2 Update

Week 2 of ARC August, hosted by Miss O, of Read Sleep Repeat, is over, and I surpassed my goal by reading 4 books this week.  Yay, me!  However, even though this is called  “ARC August,” I didn’t stick exclusively to ARC’s.  In one case, I had to read the first book in a series for an upcoming ARC.  Another was a library book by one of my favorite authors that I’ve been wanting to read.  I did read two ARC’s,… Read more »


Aug 14
August New Release Giveaway – International

August New Release Giveaway – International

Lots of great books are being released in August (I’ve compiled a few in this handy list), and the winner of this international giveaway is going to have a difficult time picking one of these books: Just Like Fate by Cat Patrick and Suzanne YoungBetween the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by April Genevieve TucholkeThe Bitter Kingdom by Rae CarsonCrown of Midnight by Sarah Maas                     ***Check out all of my giveaways here!***… Read more »


Aug 10
Stacking the Shelves # 25

Stacking the Shelves # 25

Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks! Visit Tynga’s Reviews to learn more about this weekly meme. For Review Shaman by Kim Stanley Robinson: This is set during the Ice Age, and I usually love this type of “ancient” fiction…. Read more »