Well, finally spent my Christmas gift card (at least some of it) and got this beauty. The inside is just as beautiful as the outside. My TBR is getting dangerous 😎
Really like it so far!
This book was fantastic! Finished it in two days because I could not put it down. A murder mystery that takes place at a school for mages. There's also a lot of family dynamics and flawed characters. I highly recommend this one! 📚💕 #catsoflitsy #littenkitten
I loved it. I kinda knew going in that I would love it, but it‘s always a little scary reading an author that you admire so much. Because what if they fuck it all up? High expectations are the death of many a relationship, not just one between an author and their readers. But y‘all, this book is great. It‘s very different from the world of River of Teeth but no less charming or engaging. I love Ivy Gamble and I hope to meet her again one day.
I am so glad May is over. I lost both my grandfathers and it just felt like a hazy month. It has been constantly raining so that doesn‘t help. June is here and it‘s finally starting to warm up and have the sun come out. I haven‘t been able to consistently read anything but I‘m hoping to get my reading back on track even just for the comfort it gives me. I picked these books this weekend and I‘m really looking forward to them. Plus baby plants 🖤
Just in 😍😍😍
I am a big fan of Harry Potter. I also love books set in boarding schools, whether magical or not. So this book checked all the right boxes for me.
I loved the character of Ivy Gamble. The nonmagical sister of a magical prodigy. You can just imagine the resentment she feels towards her sister. The mystery was interesting, and I liked the addition of a "chosen one" prophecy. The book was enjoyable. I would love to read more set in this world.
There are two books out today that I read ARCs for and LOVED. Magic for Liars takes place at a magic school where non-magic Ivy is hired to investigate who killed one of the faculty.
And in Wolf Rain we are back with the wolf shifters. We're on book 18 with this series and I'm still completely in.
Happy book birthday to “Magic for Liars,” which has been described as “The Magicians meets Tana French”! 🎉
It kills me that I‘m too busy to read this right now. Do it for me so that I may live vicariously though you?
Take Jessica Jones without her superpowers and give her a murder investigation at American Hogwarts filled with the cast of Mean Girls, and you have this book. It's funny, sad, and has some pretty great inner dialogue. It's not my favorite by a long shot. But I'd recommend it to fans of mystery and light fantasy.
1. Deviate, Fellowship: the Literary Lives of the Inklings, When the Moon Was Ours, and Love in the Time of Cholera
2. Magic for Liars by Sarah Gailey
3. Just recommended Six of Crows the other day
A quick and highly entertaining read centered around murder, mystery and magic. I thought the character development in this novel was written extremely well I and rooted for Ivy to solve the murder case in spite of her self doubt. The ending took a little different turn than what I was expecting, but the entire story was original and very different. If you‘re thinking “Harry Potter for adults” then you‘d be wrong... this one is different.
There goes another! I've been reading this bittily for ages but tonight I just sat down and read until it was over. I thought it came together really well: the misdirection and then the redirection. The writing is awesome -- it reminds me of Raymond Chandler's way of putting his finger on a new way to phrase something that just works (the comparison comes to mind because they're both writing about PIs).
I do love my Kobo, but my dead tree books don't run out of charge mid-book, have a dodgy charging port, and require an emergency purchase of a new charging cable on holiday...
Mind you, the cable is cheap compared to purchasing a brand new Kobo Clara HD to replace my Kobo Aura (man I hate the Aura H20, it's so big!) so... heeeere's hoping.
At least I have some juice in my ereader for now to read at lunch!
When Ivy Gamble, private eye, is hired to investigate a mysterious murder at a magical school where her estranged sister teaches, she finds more than murder. Prophecies, secrets, lies, and romance ensue as Ivy finds stories, real and imagined, in sealed off stacks in the library, under enchanted lockers, and in the space between sisters. This is such a fun, imaginative debut, and Sarah Gailey is a writer to watch.
I'm so excited to jump into a new year of reading-- and I've included a few anticipated releases I can't wait to get my hands on! So, other than reading widely, diversely, and remembering to enjoy what I'm reading, my main goals for this year of reading are:
1. read (at least) 100 books -- not going overboard since I'm hoping to read some longer books
2. read one classic a month
3. read one ARC a month
4. read one book I already own a month
Insomnia reading: Am I reading this because I can‘t sleep or am I not sleeping because I can‘t stop reading this? 🤔❤️🤘🏻