#BookTok, Book Reviews, Young Adult

Review: Chain of Thorns by Cassandra Clare

Buy the book here Page Count: 800 Genre: Young Adult Fantasy, Historical Fantasy My most anticipated book of 2023 is here! Cassandra Clare's Shadowhunter Chronicles have been a long-time resident of my bookshelves. I was first introduced to this series in middle school (shoutout to public libraries for making books accessible!) and it is one… Continue reading Review: Chain of Thorns by Cassandra Clare

Book Adventures

Buying Used Books at Baldwin’s Book Barn

Situated in the Philadelphia suburbs is the historic and unique Baldwin's Book Barn. This bookstore sells used, rare, and antique books in a variety of genres. Baldwin's Book Barn is located in West Chester, Pennsylvania. The barn itself is just over 200 years old, and it has been transformed into a dream bookstore for readers… Continue reading Buying Used Books at Baldwin’s Book Barn

Book Lists, Book Reviews

My 2022 Year in Books

Happy New Year, readers! Thank you to everyone who has stuck along with my blog these past few years. I'm looking forward to telling you all about new books and book adventures in 2023! 2022 was a wild year from me. I spent the first half of the year living in London and exploring Europe,… Continue reading My 2022 Year in Books

Book Adventures

Exploring the Friends of the Library Book Sale

One of my favorite events in Ithaca, New York, is the Friends of the Library Book Sale. This event takes place over three weekends every fall and spring. Members of the local community and beyond line the block for a turn to wander through the shelves of used books, records, DVDs, and more.   The book… Continue reading Exploring the Friends of the Library Book Sale

Book Reviews, Mystery / Thrillers

Review: Every Last Fear by Alex Finlay

College student Matt Pine is informed that nearly his entire family died from a gas leak while vacationing in Mexico. While the death was ruled accidental by Mexican officials, not everybody in the FBI is so sure of this. And to make make matters worse, the bodies of Matt's family will not be released unless Matt himself makes a trip to Mexico to retrieve his late family.

#BookTok, 5 Star Reads, Book Reviews, Romance Novels

Review: Beach Read by Emily Henry

January Andrews is a romance writer who has always believed in love. But after the death of her father, everything changes when she is given the key to his secret beach house that he shared with another woman during his marriage. A grieving January heads to this "lovenest"for the summer with hopes of using the time to pen her next novel and clear out the house.

Book Reviews, Young Adult

Review: Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson

Hidden up in the mountains of Vermont is Ellingham Academy, an elite private school for unique minds, including artists, inventors, and writers. Founded by 1920s millionaire Albert Ellingham, the school was designed to make learning a game, and it only accepts 50 students each year on free tuition to attend.