April Book Review

Hey, hey, hey, I’m back! Life has been insane lately, as it tends to be, so I’m doing my best to keep up my schedule, but I’m also not stressing when I can’t.

#1). Riders by Veronica Rossi – I really enjoyed this book, in the category of somewhat mindless YA. I think I may have burnt myself out on the genre, because none of it has been entertaining me, recently. BUT you can read my full review of the book here!

#2). Dracula by Bram Stoker – People have been recommending Dracula to me for a very long time, and I can’t believe I didn’t read it sooner. It’s so, so good. I also found that it was so interesting to read all these years later, now that the story is popularized and widely known. It was cool to think about the what the book may have been when the story was revolutionary, because the development was fascinating and the conclusion (though somewhat abrupt) was intense.

#3). The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane – Though in general, I thought it was boring, The Red Badge of Courage had beautiful prose, and the characterization and psychology were really interesting.

I also reread The Raven Cycle in April, and i finalllyyyy got my hands on a copy of The Raven King yesterday, and it has already broken my heart like eight times. Stay tunes for a review of that this Friday!

XX. Shelby Jo

Friday Favorites 4/1/16

Friday Favorites 4/1/16

Happy April Fools Day, punks! I hope your friends pulled some hideous prank on you and that you didn’t have to read many obviously fake Facebook posts! (That last bit is a lot to ask, but I’m going for it.)

#1). This week is a little bit of fan art for The Raven Cycle, because it is April and the The Raven King  comes out in T-MINUS 25 DAYS, so I can’t possibly get through a Friday Favorites without mentioning it. This piece is by Mansi from CherryandSisters on Tumblr. I saw a Percy Jackson post she did a while ago, but now I am officially obsessed with her. Her work is amazing!!


#2) Is partially shameless self promotion, but also partially the fact that I am really glad it’s Spring. So look! Book photography! Like that isn’t already all over Tumblr!

Spring (pass)

#3). MORE BOOK PHOTOGRAPY. But this time by someone with actual skills and talent and all that stuff. I adored this Tolkien-themed post by The Bookish Misfit on Tumblr!


Thanks for enduring the book overload, and have a great weekend!

XX. Shelby Jo