Ash and Quill by Rachel Caine

Jess and his friends have outrun the library, and straight into the Burners of Philadelphia. The Burner leader, Willinger Beck, can't be trusted. While they have a common enemy, the Burners will never trust former library personnel, even if they're enemies of the Archivist. He'll want the press Thomas can build, but hold the others…

Fandom Quote Friday: Paper and Fire

"Dario. Be careful. Keep your wits sharp.” “And my dagger sharper?" ~ Jess and Dario about their espionage just then a calm voice from the doorway said, “Is this a private two-on-one fight, or can anyone join?” ~ Glain when she finds two recruits about to beat Jess up Even corrupted, the Library still commanded…

Paper and Fire by Rachel Caine

Jess and his friends have been given positions in the Great Library, but the cost was high. Jess and Glain are sent to the High Garda while Khalila and Dario are bound for the Lighthouse to study. But when Jess hears word that their friend Thomas is actually alive, they decide they must save him…

Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine

Jess Brightwell is the oldest surviving son of book smuggler Callum Brightwell. When Jess shows no interest in taking over the family business, is father pays for him to test for a position with the Great Library. Jess passes, and is immediately sent to Alexandria to train with 30 other new postulants. Assigned to study…

Review Break

So after a year and a half of un interrupted reviews every Thursday, I have to take an unintended break. I read so many books last year, that I was scheduling reviews for books I read in 2019 into January of this year. So I decided to double up some weeks when the books were…

Recipe for Persuasion by Sonali Dev

I received a free electronic ARC of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Ashna Raje inherited her father's Indian restaurant and now struggles to keep it afloat. When her best friend, China Dashwood, offers her the chance to be on a new cooking competition show she's casting  for Food Network, Ashna…

Fandom Quote Friday: Queen of Babble series

Queen of Babble “What someone wears reveals so much about themselves. Like you, for instance.” ~ Lizzie “Oh no,” I say. “There will be no more British guys. Unless they’re members of the royal family, of course.” “Wise strategy,” Jean-Luc says. ~ Lizzie and Luke For the While You Were Sleeping fans: Okay, he is…

Queen of Babble in the Big City

Lizzie has decided to move to New York City with her new boyfriend Luke, who's pursuing a post baccalaureate premed degree, and her best friend Shari and her boyfriend Chaz. While Shari has no trouble getting a job, Lizzie finds herself struggling to find one with her degree in Fashion History. Until she stumbles upon…