The Ninja Librarians: A Sword in the Stacks by Jen Swann Downey

In this sequel to The Accidental Keyhand, Dorrie and her brother Marcus return to Petrarch’s Lybrary to begin their training as apprentices. But not all is well at the Lybrary. The Foundantion is threatening to undue several missions, including a crux mission. Meanwhile, Dorrie and Ebba go on their first mission to help some suffragists […]

Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare

In the conclusion to the Infernal Devices, Tessa is kidnapped by Mortmain who plans to use her to destroy the Shadowhunters. An attack on the Institute leaves Jems’s life hanging on the balance. Will sets off on a mad dash rescue attempt to save the woman both he and Jem love. Gideon and Gabriel deal […]

Clockword Prince by Cassandra Clare

After the events of Clockwork Angel, the Clave has been shaken. When Charlotte’s running the Institute is challenged by Benidict Lightwood, Consul Wayland charges Charlotte with finding Mortmain within the next fortnight. An seemingly impossible task. During the investigation, Will, Jem, and Tessa visit the Aloysius Starkweather at the York Institute and make a startling […]

Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare

Tessa Gray arrives in England after her aunt’s death to live with her brother. She’s met at the docks by the Dark Sisters, who claim her brother sent them. In reality, the kidnap her and force her to access a dark power she didn’t know she had. When a young Shadowhunter shows up and rescues […]

Fandom Quote Friday: Speak Easy, Speak Love

In the other bed his roommate snored like a cavalry crossing a bridge. ~ Bennidict of his roommate’s snoring A porter’s furious curse brought attention back. “Jesus, Mary…” the young man muttered, then glanced at her with a blush. “Begging your pardon miss. It’s just, what you got in this thing? A dead body?” “Parts […]

Speak Easy, Speak Love by Mckelle George

At the height of the Roaring ’20s, six recent grads are about to have the summer of their young lives. Parties, Jazz, Prohibition, Gangsters, and unconventional young women abound in this retelling of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing, set in what else: a Speakeasy. Beatrice and Benedict, Hero and Calude, Margaret and John, and of […]

Movie Trailer Monday: The Spanish Princess

The latest adaptation of Phillipa Gregory’s historical novels is The Spanish Princess. Combing The Constant Princess and The King’s Curse, the miniseries will focus on Katherine of Aragon, Henry VIII’s first wife. This is a sequel to The White Princess. The ensemble cast includes Downton Abbey‘s Laura Carmichael as Margaret Pole, the Queen Elizabeth of […]