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.
From January to May 2022, I spent my semester living in London and traveling around Europe. This meant lots of reading time on planes, trains, buses, and the London Underground. Of course I picked up some great books along the way! Here’s ten of my favorite reads from this semester. In London and looking for… Continue reading Top 10 Books I Read in London
Whether it's upped stakes, the introduction of a new character, or a plot twist, the second book can really make or break a series. Here's four sequels that, in my opinion, turned out better than their predecessor, and four that did not live up to expectations. If you've got a sequel that you love or… Continue reading Four Sequels That Are Better Than the First Book (And Four That Are Not)
In Rabu, Automae rule the land. But it wasn't always that way. In the War of Kinds, these Made beings took power from their human overlords and made human beings the subservient ones.
Magic and mystery—some of what readers can expect in this coming of age story from author Caroline O'Donoghue. When Maeve discovers a pack of tarot cards in the basement of St. Bernadette's Catholic School, her popularity skyrockets. Every girl in the school is clamoring to receive one of Maeve's eerily accurate readings. Everyone except Lily, Maeve's ex-best friend. When Lily finally receives a reading, she draws a card that Maeve has never seen before. And the next day, Lily disappears without a trace.
Mystery! Lies! Girl detectives! A Good Girl's Guide to Murder has it all. Pippa Fitz-Amobi has an unconventional idea for her EPQ project. Five years ago, teenagers Andie Bell disappeared in the town of Little Kilton. Investigation opened, and suspicion turned to Andie's boyfriend, Sal Singh. But before any formal charge could be made, Sal committed suicide.
Hazel and her brother Ben are no strangers to the world of faeries. In their town of Fairfold, locals know that the magic of the faeries in the woods is something you must know how to protect yourself from.
Over the summer, I was shopping at a discount store when I spotted this: pictured: more copies of Vampire Academy Book 5: Spirit Bound by Richelle Mead than a girl could ever dream of. I texted the photo to my roommate with the caption "pov you're in heaven" because that's the honest truth. Were my… Continue reading My Ridiculous Obsession with Vampire Academy
I am always on the quest for more fantasy YA, especially immersive fantasy YA. With A Song of Wraiths and Ruin by Roseanne A. Brown, I built up so much anticipation for a well written and exciting story. I am here to report that I was very much pleased with this book. The story follows… Continue reading Review: A Song of Wraiths and Ruin by Roseanne A. Brown
Ah, middle school. There was a point in time where I would beg my mom to drive me to the library every week and she would have to limit the amount of books I'd check out. I think my subconscious goal was to read everything in the "Teen/Young Adult" section of the library. I must… Continue reading Books I Read in Middle School