Book Review of Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh

This book is amazing. The writing is fast-paced and crisp, and the author delivers a tale that does not disappoint. Mariko is a strong heroine, who does not hesitate to do what must be done- whether it is killing a man who attacks her, or disguising herself as a boy and joining the secret Black…

Great books that I read in High School

These are books that don’t pertain to any specific category, but they were some of the diverse books I read in High School. My tastes varied often and I would often find myself looking through books on Science and Spirituality.    

Princesses Don’t Get Fat by Aya Ling

Princess Valeria is fat and isn’t bothered about it. When she is sent away to the Royal Riviera Academy of Fighting Arts, she experiences various travails and hardships on account of her inability to be active and involved in the training sessions.The only thing she seems to be good at is eating…. and tasting.By chance…

Wintersong by Jae-Jones, S.

Dark and riveting comes the story from the pen of a genius. There are books you love and forget and there are those that you cannot get out of your mind because they are deeply attractive and speak to your soul.This is one such masterpiece. Combining elements from the ‘Goblin Market’ and the movie ‘Labyrinth’…

The Bear and the Nightingale by Arden, Katherine

A stunning debut. Vasya is the youngest daughter of the daughter of a mysterious woman who came from the forest. Undoubtedly, she is different from the rest and her eyes see what no mortal can perceive. Spending her time with domovoi and rusalkas, Vasya’s youth is as different as can be, even excepting the Frost…

The Paper Magician by Charlie N. Holmberg

My Opinion Ms Holmberg delivers this story with aplomb. Ceony was a well-crafted character as was Emery Thane.The magical aspect of the story was dealt with in a beautiful way. The descriptions of spell-casting were good.I really liked the idea of paper crafting.At a time when the genre is full of vampires and werewolves, the…

Up From Slavery

My Opinion This book was apart of my English syllabus for 11th grade.It had a huge impact on me.I think I’ll never forget those famous lines of his:“Cast down your bucket where you are.”It was interesting to note that he played a key role in the development of the Tuskegee institute and what was most…