Silver and Salt by Elanor Dymott

Silver and Salt by Elanor Dymott

While I love fantasy the most as a genre, I have a real strong affinity for all things family drama. Dark family secrets that tear families apart and leave either the reader or a new generation to uncover the twisted past that scarred every generation proceeding. Gothic Americana, a genre I truly hold dear to my heart, yet struggle to find good, recent representation from. Silver and Salt by Elanor Dymott, though not American, does succeed at capturing the very feeling I search for. 

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Silence Fallen by Patricia Briggs

Silence Fallen by Patricia Briggs

After being mildly disappointed with the previous book, I was hesitant on what I would get with Silence Fallen by Patricia Briggs, her tenth in the Mercy Thompson series. The beginning did not alleviate my concerns in the slightest. However, I have to admit, by the end, I was entertained. It was an enjoyable experience and did hearken back to the earlier books in the series.

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T5W // Books for Slytherin

T5W: Books For Your Hogwarts House

Top Five Wednesday is a weekly book meme hosted by Lainey and Samantha over on the T5W goodreads group. This week’s prompt was:

Show your Hogwarts House Pride, and tell us the top 5 books that represent your house!

As a Slytherin through and through, thanks to the Pottermore sorting and thousand other quizzes I’ve taken that have all given the same result, I think I have the perfect set of books that could be found in the dungeon common room. In no particular order…

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Roadside Reader Does BookExpo

Roadside Reader Does Book Expo

This past Thursday and Friday, Book Expo America made its return to NYC and the Jacob Javits Center. I was lucky enough to have a reviewer/blogger badge and was beyond excited to attend! I imagined meeting all sorts of new people, discovering great, new reads, listening to fantastically informative panels, and in the end, I think my high expectations were to blame for my utter disappointment.

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Beckoning Darkness by JD Stonebridge

Beckoning Darkness by JD Stonebridge

I need to start off this review but profusely apologizing to the author, for I forgot about this lovely book until I started clearing out my emails. It’s a shame really, because I adored Beckoning Darkness by JD Stonebridge. It is exactly my type of tea! The pacing was fast, the action never dulled, and the characters had such a spark!

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