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…

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 castingĀ  for Food Network, Ashna…

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…

Queen of Babble by Meg Cabot

After reading a dystopic fantasy series, I needed a light hearted break where the the biggest stakes was whether or not the main character would find love. Thank the Force for Meg Cabot! I haven't quite made it through her backlog yet, so I figured this was the perfect time to tackle another of her…

Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

First off, happy 80th Birthday to my dad. Yes, he's 80. And still riding that motorcycle every day, even in the middle of a global pandemic as he refuses to stay home. Pachinko tells the multigenrational story of a Korean young woman, Suja, and her family from the early 1900s until 1989. At sixteen, Suja…

Broken Crown by Victoria Aveyard

This collection collects in universe histories compiled by Julian that tell the tale of how Norta and the rest of the continent came to be, as well as several short stories, including the previously published "Cruel Crown" and "Queen Song". The histories helped to paint a better picture of this fantasy inspired dystopic world, especially…