Review: Crows Duology

It’s been four years since I first read the Crows duology, and I am so ready. Please let this destroy me as much as it did the first time. Initially, I tried to reread the entire Grishaverse before the show came out, but one of my faults is not reading series all at once, but […]

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Why I Like to Reread

Given that I’m fresh on the heels of an entire Grishaverse reread, this seems like the most appropriate time to discuss this! Reread is perhaps one of my favorite things in the world, and though I haven’t done a lot of it over the last few years, I’m really trying to convince myself that it’s […]

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Review: Shadow & Bone Netflix Adaptation

Am I ready for this? NOT EVEN A LITTLE! I’ve talked about my history with Leigh Bardugo’s Grishaverse so many times before that I’m just going to trust y’all know and are ready for me to absolutely lose my mind. I’m watching this over the course of four two-hour slots since I’m trying to watch […]

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Shift from First Person to Third Person

I feel like I may make some people mad with this post, so I’m going to disclaimer it right away: I don’t like first person. I can get past it in contemporary, but it sometimes makes me not read a book when it’s in fantasy. This is purely subjective, and it does not reflect these […]

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Review: Shadow and Bone Trilogy

Did I reread the entire Grishaverse books before the show came out? Why yes, yes I did. Well, almost. I really tried, too, and this was supposed to be the entire universe in one post, but not only did the reviews run away from me in length, I just didn’t get to all of it […]

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Tomes I Want to Read

I have been vibing fantasy tomes lately. I definitely go through phases where I just want some light fantasy and end up reading four Shadowhunters in a row, or I just can’t stand the thought of trying to figure out a magic system, so I swallow a heaping pile of contemporaries. But lately? I don’t […]

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TTT: Favorite Settings

Sometimes I come up with these grand ideas like figure out what your ten favorite settings are, and I just want to throttle past!Mary. Like, bro. Chill the heck out. Future!Mary does not want to deal with deciding what her top ten favorite settings are, ughhhhhh. I recognize that I could also just not do […]

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Multiple vs Single POV

I could honestly summarize this entire post down to one point: it’s completely subjective. I’m not even going to argue that one is better than another because that’s the most subjective thing in the world, and just because I think multiple POVs in high fantasy work because of xyz doesn’t mean that’s actually the truth. […]

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March Wrap-Up

It’s that time of the year! My birthday is at the end of March, which I’ll talk about at the end of this long wrap-up, but it means a lot of books received, a lot of tea drunk, way more pastries than normal, going completely off the rails with my reading, and just basically celebrating […]

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TTT: Places in Books I’d Love to Visit

I’ll be honest, I’m never going to leave the North Shore. My proximity to both Salem and New Hampshire makes me so happy that I’ll forever stay right here. New England is a beautiful place, and it will never relinquish its hold on my heart. Thus, though this week’s That Artsy Reader Girl topic is […]

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