The Secret Life of the Ravkan Saint: Part 2 (Now with Privateers!!)

It’s been five months since I read Shadow and Bone and I’ve finally read the sequel. I like to be vile and unpredictable and!! I find a lot of joy in waiting as long as I possibly can to read a book WRITTEN BY MY FAVORITE AUTHOR.

Yeah, that was a lie.

The truth is that I’m lazy and irrational and I’d rather fall into a bowl of soup than admit it. MY BAD DECISIONS NEED TO GO AND HAUNT SOMEONE ELSE.

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Leigh Bardugo Quote Series: 7.8.17

WOW. It’s been a while since our last quote. #SHAME. I’m pretty excited because I get to post my favorite Bardugo quote today. It’s crazy long, but it’s probably the deepest quote I’ve read by her, and it really hit me hard. LIKE A TON OF BRICKS ON MY FACE. Fun.

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June Wrap-Up + The Highly Anticipated, Glorious, Mid-Year Recap Remiscing My Favorite Reads of 2017 So Far

It’s the second of July. 2017 IS MORE THAN HALFWAY GONE. That means we’re due for a nostalgic discussion of the best books I’ve read this year. Muahahahaha I FEEL POWERFUL. (Ignore that. You’re gonna be fineeee.)

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The Young Elites??? More Like “The Young People with Special Powers and Severe Revenge Complexes”

Hahahahah WHAT WAS THIS.

If I wanted a book about a bitter, sadistic, traumatized Revenge Chick, a bitter, less-obviously freaky, just-as-traumatized Revenge Dude, and a REALLY OBVIOUSLY VENGEFUL Dude 2, I probably would’ve been climbing bookcases to get to this book but I would also probably need counseling and a really good doctor/psychiatrist/general HELP.

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Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff – Review

It’s been a few days now since I finished Illuminae. Maybe a week. I’ve been trying to write a review ever since I flipped the last page, and the words just don’t come. I NEED SOME TIME, Y’ALL. Illuminae blew me away. It’s one of those books that leaves you slightly breathless, and well, speechless too. I’m…

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Leigh Bardugo Quote Series: 6.1.17

I wanted to celebrate the coming of summer with some of my favorite quotes from one of my favorite authors, Leigh Bardugo. I did this in spring with quotes from Jane Austen, and I think it was a rather fun way to ring in the new season! So well…a Leigh Bardugo Quote Series is here. You’re…

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April Wrap-Up: Circuses, Stars, Lightning + Happy Things

April has been one awesome month. Smiles! Smiles all around! As far as The B goes, I bought a domain name (hip hip hooray for impossible-to-spell-middle-of-the-night name ideas), celebrated my first blog anniversary (complete with imaginary cake, yes), and pretended to look like I’ve actually been blogging for a year/generally know what I’m doing/not scream when really, 90% of the posts I’ve written are rotting in the trash can or reverted to drafts because they were THAT CRINGEY.

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A Gentleman in Moscow, Where Everything is Beautiful + You Cry Because of It

OH MY. I savored every minute I spent reading A Gentleman in Moscow. Frankly, I’d rather reread it than write a review. It wasn’t anything like the book I was expecting. It was sweeter, softer, wittier, and way, way classier.

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