In Ravka, all children are tested at a young age to determine if they possess magical powers. Those who have this ability train as Grisha. Alina, who’s never been good at anything, is a mapmaker in the First Army.
First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines? The rules are as follows: Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) […]
This book was a slow, exquisite burn. It teased me and left me longing for more. There was sorrow, desperation, longing, questioning, soul-searching, relief, and betrayal.
In the first installment in a series by the same name, A Court of Thorns and Roses is a fantasy novel about hardship, prejudice, hope, love, and loyalty. Feyre is a nineteen-year-old young woman who lives in a hovel with and is the sole provider for her sisters and father.
It’s hard to believe that the first quarter of 2021 has come to an end. Yet here we are! To mark this passage of time, I thought I’d share what books I bought during January to March. I usually borrow most of my books from the library for several reasons: I’m space-limited; I’m critical of […]
“My name is Sunny Nwazue and I confuse people.” Twelve-year-old Sunny Nwazue lives in Nigeria, but was born in New York City. She’s American and Igbo (an ethnic group in Nigeria); Black with light yellow hair, hazel eyes, and very light skin due to albinism; and sees visions in candle flames about the end of the world.
Author of New York Times Bestseller The Hot Zone, Richard Preston chronicles the Ebola outbreak of 2013-2014 in Crisis in the Red Zone. Preston sets the scene for us in 1976 at the Yambuku Catholic mission hospital in Zaire.