June Monthly Motif Challenge : Just One Damned Thing After Another – Jodi Taylor

How is the Cretaceous Period for a unique destination? How about eleventh-century London, World War I, and the destruction of the Great Library at Alexandria? I love how wacky this book is! From mad accidents in time, to a murderous History – this is the time travel book we’ve all been waiting for.  Behind the seemingly innocuous facade of St Mary’s, a different kind of … Continue reading June Monthly Motif Challenge : Just One Damned Thing After Another – Jodi Taylor

Thirteen Reasons Why – Jay Asher

This books cover and premise both interested me. I think the subject of teen mental health and suicide should be much more widely covered. I know that I sometimes enjoy a sad story. However, this book is the biggest pile of drivel I have ever read. Now I must admit I didn’t finish this train-wreck, so if there is some incredible plot-redeeming ending I didn’t ever encounter then I’m sorry. The … Continue reading Thirteen Reasons Why – Jay Asher

Puella Magi Madoka Magica – Magica Quartet/Hiroshi Takashige

This manga looks like everything it’s not. Madoka’s story starts and ends with a witch named walpurgisnacht. In exchange for a wish from the magical Kyubey, Madoka Kaname can become a magical girl and fight witches. There is a twist, or several, that render this manga one of the most heart breaking stories of friendship and loyalty I have ever read. Far from being the … Continue reading Puella Magi Madoka Magica – Magica Quartet/Hiroshi Takashige

The Huntress Book 1: The Sea – Sarah Driver

I wasn’t so much a fan of this book. While suited for the 9+ age group, for me it read much like a watered down Northern Lights but with much more irritating language such as ‘heart-glad’ and ‘feather-fun’ that broke up any possibility of a natural flow. I enjoyed the story arc regarding the pearl and the false eye but I found this the most … Continue reading The Huntress Book 1: The Sea – Sarah Driver