Wintersong

Wintersong by S. Jae Jones   Rating: 3 out of 5 Magical Coffee Cups    From Goodreads: Beware the goblin men and the wares they sell. All her life, nineteen-year-old Liesl has heard tales of the beautiful, mysterious Goblin King. He is the Lord of Mischief, the Ruler Underground, and the muse around which her … More Wintersong

Shadow Weaver

Shadow Weaver by MarcyKate Connolly   Rating: 5 out of 5 Magical Coffee Cups      From Goodreads: The shadows that surround us aren’t always as they seem… Emmeline has grown up with a gift. Since the time she was a baby she has been able to control shadows. And her only friend and companion is … More Shadow Weaver

The Serpent King

The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner   Rating: 5 out of 5 Magical Coffee Cups        From Goodreads: Dill has had to wrestle with vipers his whole life—at home, as the only son of a Pentecostal minister who urges him to handle poisonous rattlesnakes, and at school, where he faces down bullies who target … More The Serpent King

Bone Gap

Bone Gap by Laura Ruby Rating: 2 out of 5 Magical Coffee Cups       From Goodreads: Everyone knows Bone Gap is full of gaps—gaps to trip you up, gaps to slide through so you can disappear forever. So when young, beautiful Roza went missing, the people of Bone Gap weren’t surprised. After all, … More Bone Gap

How do you read?

So, I have been missing for some time now.  Between some family issues, work, and grad school (guess who is on the path to becoming a legit librarian!) I have been pretty busy.   I am going to try and slowly start up the reviews again.  I miss the interaction with other book lovers.  I find … More How do you read?

The Diviners

The Diviners (The Diviners #1)by Libba Bray Rating: 5 out of 5 Magical Coffee Cups         From Goodreads.com Evie O’Neill has been exiled from her boring old hometown and shipped off to the bustling streets of New York City—and she is pos-i-tute-ly ecstatic. It’s 1926, and New York is filled with speakeasies, Ziegfeld … More The Diviners

Lady Susan

Lady Susan by Jane Austen Rating: 4 out of 5 Magical Coffee Cups       From Goodreads: Beautiful, flirtatious, and recently widowed, Lady Susan Vernon seeks an advantageous second marriage for herself, while attempting to push her daughter into a dismal match. A magnificently crafted novel of Regency manners and mores that will delight … More Lady Susan

Vinegar Girl

Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler   Rating: 3 out of 5 Magical Coffee Cups         From Goodreads.com Kate Battista feels stuck. How did she end up running house and home for her eccentric scientist father and uppity, pretty younger sister Bunny? Plus, she’s always in trouble at work – her pre-school charges … More Vinegar Girl

The Life We Bury

The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens   Rating: 5 out of 5 Magical Coffee Cups       From Goodreads.com College student Joe Talbert has the modest goal of completing a writing assignment for an English class. His task is to interview a stranger and write a brief biography of the person. With deadlines … More The Life We Bury

He Wanted the Moon

He Wanted the Moon: The Madness and Medical Genius of Dr. Perry Baird, and His Daughter’s Quest to Know Him by Mimi Baird with Eve Claxton Rating: 4 out of 5 Magical Coffee Cups         From Goodreads: Texas-born and Harvard-educated, Dr. Perry Baird was a rising medical star in the late 1920s … More He Wanted the Moon