Into the Jewish Woods

The Sisters of the Winter Wood by Rena Rossner My rating: 3 of 5 stars Thank you, Hachette Book Group, for giving me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Jews always come out battered, bruised, but still triumphant. Because we believe in God, in community, in compassion, and in the… Continue reading Into the Jewish Woods

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Subjective Recommendations: Overcoming Writing Slumps

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” —Maya Angelou Everyone can write. However, not everyone can write consistently. Although I've been writing stories, essays, and journal entries since childhood, I officially became a writer/blogger in 2016. Gleaning from experience, the idea of writing is tantalizing, especially if your word count exceeds 100… Continue reading Subjective Recommendations: Overcoming Writing Slumps

The Ruler of Prolonged Suspense

Rule by Ellen Goodlett My rating: 3 of 5 stars Thank you, Hachette Book Group, for giving me a finished copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Whoever their blackmailer was, they were still out there. I haven't felt this frustrated in quite a while. It's not necessarily a bad thing since… Continue reading The Ruler of Prolonged Suspense

The Beauty of Endings

The Beauty of Darkness by Mary E. Pearson My rating: 5 of 5 stars I am yours, and you are mine, and no kingdom will ever come between us. This is undeniably one of the best books I have ever read. It made me feel a myriad of emotions, ranging from uncontrollable joy to heartbreaking… Continue reading The Beauty of Endings

Everyone Has Heart Problems

Heart of Thorns by Bree Barton My rating: 4 of 5 stars The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it? —Jeremiah 17:9 Heart of Thorns earned a place on my TBR shelf because I thought that this book was inspired by Sleeping Beauty. Just look at that thorny cover… Continue reading Everyone Has Heart Problems

After Happily Ever After

Wires and Nerve, Volume 1 by Marissa Meyer My rating: 4 of 5 stars These monsters are after my friends, and I will do anything—absolutely anything—to keep them safe. —Iko After finishing Winter, I was so excited when Marissa Meyer said that she would be writing this graphic novel as a continuation to The Lunar… Continue reading After Happily Ever After

Don’t Read This Book in the Dark

Give the Dark My Love by Beth Revis My rating: 4 of 5 stars Thank you, Penguin Random House, for giving me an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. Was this what necromancy was? Raising the bodies but losing the souls? What point was there in that? Beth Revis is one… Continue reading Don’t Read This Book in the Dark

Hating Such a Heartless Nemesis

With my last dying breath, I would make him regret the day he ever laid eyes on me. —Lia Ouch. That ending was utterly painful. The last time I felt this way was when I read The Winner's Crime. There were so many evocative scenes crammed into the last hundred pages. My brother recently asked… Continue reading Hating Such a Heartless Nemesis