Fantasy · Historical Fiction · Humor · Retellings · Young Adult

My Plain Jane

I read the first of the novels by “The Lady Janies,” My Lady Jane, a few years ago on a snow day. It was a “retelling” of Lady Jane Grey, the queen for nine days of famous British historic lore, full of magic and shape-shifting and humor gave this tragic story a fun twist and… Continue reading My Plain Jane

Fantasy · Young Adult

The Darkest Part of the Forest

I have had “read something by Holly Black” on my TBR for years. I have a huge soft spot for fairies in fantasy and that seems to be her sweet spot. I actually have had The Cruel Prince on my shelf since it was published, but I get weird about trilogies and have kinda been… Continue reading The Darkest Part of the Forest

Fantasy · Historical Fiction · Young Adult

The Ten Thousand Doors of January

So obviously the first thing that drew me to this book was the title. It’s awesome! Plus, I was born in January and it turns out that means I have a soft spot for that name/month (who knew?). But then the cover is also gorgeous and the description sounded great too. Ever since getting really… Continue reading The Ten Thousand Doors of January

Lists and Challenges · Non-Review Posts

What I’ve Read: 100 Best Fantasy Novels of All Time

I subscribe to Unbound Worlds, a blog/newsletter situation that is all about science fiction and fantasy worlds. I love all the book recommendations, author interviews, and lists (who doesn't love lists!) that they send out. The most recent email newsletter from them included the following list: The 100 Best Fantasy Novels of All Time (list… Continue reading What I’ve Read: 100 Best Fantasy Novels of All Time