Life of a Book Hoarder

8 Worst Books of 2018

It’s everyone’s favorite time of year – my ‘worst of’ list is ready for you to feast your eyes upon?

Oh, what’s that? This isn’t something you look forward to annually?

WELL TOO BAD.

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Book Review

Book Review: The Bone Witch

pic from NetGalley

The Bone Witch
By Rin Chupeco

My Edition:
ARC ebook, 432 pages
2017, Sourcebooks Fire
ISBN: 9781492635826 (hardcover)

Tea discovers she has the power to raise the dead when her older brother crawls out of his grave during his funeral. While many people of her land have magic, including some of her sisters, few have Tea’s abilities as a bone witch (or dark asha) and the people of her town are both awed and scornful. Tea leaves home with her reanimated brother in tow to join an academy for asha and starts on the rough road to mastering her powers.

Let it be known that despite the fact that young adult books disappoint me more often than they impress me, I continue to give them a chance (and will continue to do so, because I’m a sucker for punishment). Unfortunately, this book fell into the former category and I stopped reading at about 75%. I wanted to post my thoughts on why I stopped reading because I did actually request the book.

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Life of a Book Hoarder

Do You Wish To Continue?

I hate to give up on a book, but sometimes you just have to cut your losses and run, you know?

This post was inspired by a recent review book I struggled to get through, How to Ruin a Queen: Marie Antoinette and the Diamond Necklace Affair by Jonathan Beckman. The title was intriguing and the blurb from NetGalley had me sold, despite the fact that I normally don’t venture into non-fiction.

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