Book Reviews

Fairy Tales, Young Adult

You say obsessed, I say super fan

Geekerella by Ashley Posten The Skinny: Geek girl Elle Wittimer lives and breathes Starfield, the classic sci-fi series she grew up watching with her late father. So when she sees a cosplay contest for a new Starfield movie, she has to enter. The prize? An invitation to the ExcelsiCon Cosplay Ball, and a meet-and-greet with the… Continue reading You say obsessed, I say super fan

Young Adult

Is this about ice cream cake?

Caraval by Stephanie Garber The Skinny: Scarlett has never left the tiny island where she and her beloved sister, Tella, live with their powerful, and cruel, father. Now Scarlett’s father has arranged a marriage for her, and Scarlett thinks her dreams of seeing Caraval, the far-away, once-a-year performance where the audience participates in the show, are… Continue reading Is this about ice cream cake?

Featured Fairy Tales, Young Adult

Featured Fairy Tales: Sleeping Beauty

  Featured Fairy Tale: Sleeping Beauty (this is quite long; thanks ahead for reading it all!) Once upon a time there was a king and queen who longed for a child. Okay, I'm going to stop right here. Is it just me or does EVERY fairy tale start out with someone longing for a child?… Continue reading Featured Fairy Tales: Sleeping Beauty

Sci-Fi, Young Adult

Books on Tape: Because I like dirty song lyrics

Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff The Skinny: Moving to a space station at the edge of the galaxy was always going to be the death of Hanna’s social life. Nobody said it might actually get her killed. The sci-fi saga that began with the breakout bestseller Illuminae continues on board the Jump Station Heimdall,… Continue reading Books on Tape: Because I like dirty song lyrics