Review: Lord of Shadows

Lord of Shadows Cassandra Clare  The Dark Artifices #2 Synopsis "Would you trade your soul mate for your soul? A Shadowhunter’s life is bound by duty. Constrained by honor. The word of a Shadowhunter is a solemn pledge, and no vow is more sacred than the vow that binds parabatai, warrior partners—sworn to fight together, die … Continue reading Review: Lord of Shadows

Review: Girling Up

Girling Up: How to be Strong, Smart, and Spectacular Mayim Bialik Synopsis "Mayim Bialik, star of The Big Bang Theory, puts her Ph.D. to work as she talks to teens about the science of growing up and getting ahead. A must-have book for all teenage girls. Growing up as a girl in today's world is no … Continue reading Review: Girling Up

Review: A Court of Mist and Fury

A Court of Mist and Fury Sarah J. Maas A Court of Thorns and Roses #2 Synopsis "Feyre survived Amarantha's clutches to return to the Spring Court—but at a steep cost. Though she now has the powers of the High Fae, her heart remains human, and it can't forget the terrible deeds she performed to … Continue reading Review: A Court of Mist and Fury

Review: Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry Neil deGrasse Tyson Synopsis "The essential universe, from our most celebrated and beloved astrophysicist. What is the nature of space and time? How do we fit within the universe? How does the universe fit within us? There’s no better guide through these mind-expanding questions than acclaimed astrophysicist and best-selling … Continue reading Review: Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

Review: A Court of Thorns and Roses

A Court of Thorns and Roses Sarah J. Maas A Court of Thorns and Roses #1 Synopsis "Feyre's survival rests upon her ability to hunt and kill – the forest where she lives is a cold, bleak place in the long winter months. So when she spots a deer in the forest being pursued by … Continue reading Review: A Court of Thorns and Roses

Review: Of Fire and Stars

Of Fire and Stars Audrey Coulthurst Synopsis "Betrothed since childhood to the prince of Mynaria, Princess Dennaleia has always known what her future holds. Her marriage will seal the alliance between Mynaria and her homeland, protecting her people from other hostile lands. But Denna has a secret. She possesses an Affinity for fire—a dangerous gift … Continue reading Review: Of Fire and Stars

Review: Gracious

Gracious: A Practical Primer on Charm, Tact, and Unsinkable Strength Kelly Williams Brown Synopsis "From New York Times bestselling author of Adulting: How to Become a Grown-Up in 468 Easy(ish) Steps Kelly Williams Brown comes a funny, charming guide to modern civility in these—yes, we'll say it—rather uncivil times. Graciousness is practicing the arts of … Continue reading Review: Gracious