The Captain’s Log – maresi (Maria Turtschaninoff)

Ahoy there me mateys!  I do not know where I first heard about this book.  I do know that the cover caught me eye: I was even more intrigued when I learned that this series is young adult fantasy written by a Finnish author.  I adore reading translated SFF works. This ended up being lovely.  … Continue reading The Captain’s Log – maresi (Maria Turtschaninoff)

The Captain’s Log – tiger honor (Yoon Ha Lee)

Ahoy there me mateys!  I didn't know that Yoon Ha Lee was going to write a sequel to dragon pearl but I was happy to get me hands on a copy.  This series is called the Thousand Worlds and is a young adult science fantasy from the Rick Riordan Presents imprint.  While this can be … Continue reading The Captain’s Log – tiger honor (Yoon Ha Lee)

The Captain’s Log – a Muster of Mini-Reviews of YA Books

Ahoy there me mateys!  I have read more books this year then there are days left to review them individually.  So today I bring ye a muster of mini-reviews.  What be a muster? Well the Oxford English Dictionary defines it as: assemble (troops) especially for inspection or for battle; collect or assemble (a number or … Continue reading The Captain’s Log – a Muster of Mini-Reviews of YA Books

The Captain’s Log – jackaby series books two to four (William Ritter) – I finished a series!

Ahoy there me mateys!  These books are told from the perspective of Abigail Rook, the assistant to R.F. Jackaby who is an investigator of ghosts and other supernatural beings.  This is fantastical historical fiction for the younger set.  I really loved the first book and was excited to read the remainder.  These are quirky and … Continue reading The Captain’s Log – jackaby series books two to four (William Ritter) – I finished a series!

The Captain’s Log – harriet the invincible (Ursula Vernon)

Ahoy there me mateys!  I learned about Ursula Vernon through her work under the pseudonym T. Kingfisher.  I was surprised to find that she has a lot of work written for children published under her "real" name.  As she says, In order to never again have that horrific experience where I find myself running in … Continue reading The Captain’s Log – harriet the invincible (Ursula Vernon)

Can’t Wait Wednesday – winterkeep (Kristin Cashore)

Ahoy there mateys!  "Can’t Wait Wednesday" is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine.  Each Wednesday ye get to highlight a book that ye be really looking forward to.  I don't normally do memes here on me log, but I received this young adult fantasy eARC excerpt from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.  … Continue reading Can’t Wait Wednesday – winterkeep (Kristin Cashore)

The Captain’s Log – hollowpox: the hunt for morrigan crow (Jessica Townsend) – unpopular opinion time!

Ahoy there me mateys!  If ye haven’t read the first book in this series, nevermoor, then ye might want to skip this post and go read the first book.  Worth the read.  If ye keep reading this log then ye have been forewarned and continue at yer own peril . . . The first book was … Continue reading The Captain’s Log – hollowpox: the hunt for morrigan crow (Jessica Townsend) – unpopular opinion time!

The Captain’s Log – castle hangnail (Ursula Vernon)

Ahoy there me mateys!  I learned about Ursula Vernon through her work under the pseudonym T. Kingfisher.  I was surprised to find that she has a lot of work written for children published under her "real" name.  As she says, In order to never again have that horrific experience where I find myself running in … Continue reading The Captain’s Log – castle hangnail (Ursula Vernon)