Review – The Jewel by Amy Ewing
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January 15, 2016

Review – The Jewel by Amy Ewing

You know, the marketing teams for these YA dystopians know how to get you. They pair a pretty girl in a pretty dress against a simple title that offers a mysterious aura to it. Then within this beautifully wrapped diamond is coal. Black, sooty, coal meant to fuel your intrigue further. Much like The Selection, I bought this book anticipating greatness and […]

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Top Ten Releases from 2015 I Meant to Buy (and didn’t)
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January 12, 2016

Top Ten Releases from 2015 I Meant to Buy (and didn’t)

This one’s hard. I think I got most of the books I desperately wanted this year but here are a few I missed (in no particular order)! The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black Ice Like Fire (Snow Like Ashes #2) by Sara Raasch The Wrath and the Dawn (The Wrath and the Dawn #1) Renee Ahdieh The Orphan […]

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Review – The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker
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January 11, 2016

Review – The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker

This book…oh, this book. Just to preface this review: I started this book in August. August. The last book to take more than a few weeks to finish was Brisingr by Christopher Paolini (the first half of that book was a struggle to get through). But this one, I didn’t finish until January. A little over 5 months. Clearly something just didn’t […]

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Review – A Natural History of Dragons by Marie Brennan
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January 6, 2016

Review – A Natural History of Dragons by Marie Brennan

“Either she’s birdbrained and you failed to make the situation clear to her — in which case she’ll be entirely your problem; I wash my hands of her — or she knows precisely what she’s letting herself in for.” Finally! A book about the science of dragons, not just how terrifying or powerful they are. As someone studying biology for a […]

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Top Ten Resolutions I Have For 2016
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January 5, 2016

Top Ten Resolutions I Have For 2016

This week, let’s talk resolutions for the new year. The Books… 1. Finish reading the Lunar Chronicles series. I’ve had Winter sitting on my shelf for the last few weeks and just haven’t had the time to get to it. But I need to finish this series. It’s amazing! 2. Review The Mortal Instruments series. Every time I read these I mean to […]

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Review – Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch
In Book Review
January 2, 2016

Review – Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch

“We are Winter.” I’ve been waiting to get a hold of a copy of Snow Like Ashes for a while now. It took a little over a year but I finally made that happen. As such, I think it’s the perfect book to review as a kick-off for 2016. This book is exactly what I crave in a YA fantasy novel. I’ve […]

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New Year. New Blog. New Books.
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January 1, 2016

New Year. New Blog. New Books.

Happy New Year! Wishing you all a splendid start to 2016, and I can’t wait to see what the year brings. With the new year comes a new look on the Literarian, as well as a new set of books! It’s been a while since I’ve been active on the blog. College and book blogging aren’t always the easiest to […]

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