The Captain’s Log – uncommon echoes series (Sharon Shinn) – the series makes no real sense but I liked it anyway!

Ahoy there me mateys!  I absolutely love Sharon Shinn and featured her works in me Broadside No. 2.  I finished the Elemental Blessings series, was sad and then Matey Nicole @ bookwyrmknits told me that this YA series existed and of course I had to track it down.  The author's website describes the world of … Continue reading The Captain’s Log – uncommon echoes series (Sharon Shinn) – the series makes no real sense but I liked it anyway!

Abandoned Ship On the Horizon – fable (Adrienne Young) – a pirate book that didn’t float me boat!

Ahoy there me mateys!  I received this young adult fantasy eARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.  So here be me honest musings . . . fable (Adrienne Young) Title: fable Author: Adrienne Young Publisher: Wednesday Books Publication Date: TODAY!! (hardback/e-book) ISBN: 978-1250254368 Source: NetGalley I had heard good things about this author's … Continue reading Abandoned Ship On the Horizon – fable (Adrienne Young) – a pirate book that didn’t float me boat!

The Captain’s Log – the girl who drank the moon (Kelly Barnhill) – a Wyrd and Wonder book!

Ahoy there me mateys!  This 2017 Newbery winner sounded awesome and has a lot of good things going for it.  While the prose in this book was divine, a lot of the joy came from the narration by Christina Moore.  I don't know that I would have finished this if not for the audiobook.  I … Continue reading The Captain’s Log – the girl who drank the moon (Kelly Barnhill) – a Wyrd and Wonder book!

The Captain’s Log – deeplight (Frances Hardinge) – a Wyrd and Wonder book!

Ahoy there me mateys!  This book has been on me list to read ever since I first heard about it.  It's a sea yarn!  Then of course it appeared as a nominee for the Lodestar Award for Best Young Adult Book this year and I am trying to read more of the list before the … Continue reading The Captain’s Log – deeplight (Frances Hardinge) – a Wyrd and Wonder book!

Abandoned Ship On the Horizon – the mermaid, the witch, and the sea (Maggie Tokuda-Hall) – a Wyrd & Wonder Book!

Ahoy there me mateys!  I received this young adult fantasy eARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.  So here be me honest musings . . . the mermaid, the witch, and the sea (Maggie Tokuda-Hall) Title: the mermaid, the witch, and the sea Author: Maggie Tokuda-Hall Publisher: Candlewick Press Publication Date: Yesterday!! (hardback/e-book) … Continue reading Abandoned Ship On the Horizon – the mermaid, the witch, and the sea (Maggie Tokuda-Hall) – a Wyrd & Wonder Book!

On the Horizon – race the sands (Sarah Beth Durst)

Ahoy there me mateys!  I received a copy of this young adult fantasy eArc from Edelweiss in exchange for me honest musings . . . race the sands (Sarah Beth Durst) Title: race the sands Authors: Sarah Beth Durst Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Publication Date: TODAY!! (paperback / e-book) ISBN: 978-0062888617 Source: Edelweiss I absolutely loved this … Continue reading On the Horizon – race the sands (Sarah Beth Durst)

Walk the Plank – the ugly princess (Henderson Smith) – a 20 in 2020 book and unpopular opinion!

Ahoy there mateys!  This be the second book of the year from me 20 in 2020 ports for plunder list.  This was a fast read but extremely unsatisfying.  I really don't get how people think this is good. Now to be fair, the premise sounds awesome.  The story follows Olive who is the last in … Continue reading Walk the Plank – the ugly princess (Henderson Smith) – a 20 in 2020 book and unpopular opinion!

Second Reflections – have spacesuit – will travel (Robert A. Heinlein)

Ahoy there mateys!  Not so long ago I read Heinlein's stranger in a strange land.  It was me first "adult" Heinlein novel and it made me rant and get grumpy.  I wasn't sure I ever wanted to read a Heinlein again.  But back in the day, I had read his "juveniles" and had fuzzy memories … Continue reading Second Reflections – have spacesuit – will travel (Robert A. Heinlein)