Tag: fantasy


Blog Tour: GLASS SWORD by Victoria Aveyard

Blog Tour: GLASS SWORD by Victoria Aveyard

Posted February 4, 2016 by jenniferstrand in blog tour, book review / 1 Comment

Welcome to our stop on the GLASS SWORD blog tour! I’m barely coming down off my high from being asked to be a part of this amazing tour.  GLASS SWORD was one of my most highly anticipated books of the year and I am SO EXCITED to share my review with you today.       I know I’m not the only one that feels nervous picking up the sequel to a book that you loved.  Doesn’t matter who wrote it or what the series is, I cross my fingers and make a silent plea that the magic that moved me in the first book continues in the second book.  You guys know how serious second book syndrome is, […]

Read-Along: THE BITTER KINGDOM by Rae Carson (9)

Read-Along: THE BITTER KINGDOM by Rae Carson (9)

Posted September 21, 2015 by jenniferstrand in book review, read-along / 0 Comments

  Welcome to week nine, the last week, of the Rae Carson read-along! As you may have already heard, five really cool blogs are reading and blogging about the Fire and Thorns Series by Rae Carson. Each week we’re reading a good chunk of the story and then blogging our thoughts about it. I sure hope you’ll chime in and share your thoughts, too! OR…read-along with us!  Yes!!  You should do that! Did you miss the THE GIRL OF FIRE AND THORNS portion of the read-along? No worries, friends!  Catch up here.    *****SPOILER ALERT.  SPOILER ALERT.  SPOILER ALERT.*****   I’m feeling a little sad. It’s not because the ending of this story is sad.  Oh, no no no. […]

Read Along: THE BITTER KINGDOM by Rae Carson (8)

Read Along: THE BITTER KINGDOM by Rae Carson (8)

Posted September 14, 2015 by jenniferstrand in book review, read-along / 0 Comments

    Welcome to week eight of the Rae Carson read-along! As you may have already heard, five really cool blogs are reading and blogging about the Fire and Thorns Series by Rae Carson. Each week we’re reading a good chunk of the story and then blogging our thoughts about it. I sure hope you’ll chime in and share your thoughts, too! OR…read-along with us!  Yes!!  You should do that! Did you miss the THE GIRL OF FIRE AND THORNS portion of the read-along? No worries, friends!  Catch up here. *****SPOILER ALERT.  SPOILER ALERT.  SPOILER ALERT.***** I think the participants of this read-along go on a field trip!  A field trip to Rae Carson’s office/writing spot so we can see […]

Read Along: THE BITTER KINGDOM by Rae Carson (7)

Read Along: THE BITTER KINGDOM by Rae Carson (7)

Posted September 7, 2015 by jenniferstrand in book review, read-along / 1 Comment

  Welcome to week seven of the Rae Carson read-along! As you may have already heard, five really cool blogs are reading and blogging about the Fire and Thorns Series by Rae Carson. Each week we’re reading a good chunk of the story and then blogging our thoughts about it. I sure hope you’ll chime in and share your thoughts, too! OR…read-along with us!  Yes!!  You should do that! Did you miss the THE GIRL OF FIRE AND THORNS portion of the read-along? No worries, friends!  Catch up here.   *****SPOILER ALERT.  SPOILER ALERT.  SPOILER ALERT.***** I would like the phone number of the person who decided we should stop reading The Bitter Kingdom at the end of […]

Read-Along: THE CROWN OF EMBERS by Rae Carson (6)

Read-Along: THE CROWN OF EMBERS by Rae Carson (6)

Posted August 31, 2015 by jenniferstrand in book review, read-along / 0 Comments

  Welcome to week six of the Rae Carson read-along! As you may have already heard, five really cool blogs are reading and blogging about the Fire and Thorns Series by Rae Carson. Each week we’re reading a good chunk of the story and then blogging our thoughts about it. I sure hope you’ll chime in and share your thoughts, too! OR…read-along with us!  Yes!!  You should do that! Did you miss the THE GIRL OF FIRE AND THORNS portion of the read-along? No worries, friends!  Catch up here. *****SPOILER ALERT.  SPOILER ALERT.  SPOILER ALERT.*****   It’s rare to find a second book in a series that is as strong as, if not even stronger than it’s predecessor.  THE […]

Read-Along: THE CROWN OF EMBERS by Rae Carson (5)

Read-Along: THE CROWN OF EMBERS by Rae Carson (5)

Posted August 24, 2015 by jenniferstrand in book review, read-along / 0 Comments

    Welcome to week four of the Rae Carson read-along! As you may have already heard, five really cool blogs are reading and blogging about the Fire and Thorns Series by Rae Carson. Each week we’re reading a good chunk of the story and then blogging our thoughts about it. I sure hope you’ll chime in and share your thoughts, too! OR…read-along with us!  Yes!!  You should do that! Did you miss the THE GIRL OF FIRE AND THORNS portion of the read-along? No worries, friends!  Catch up here. *****SPOILER ALERT.  SPOILER ALERT.  SPOILER ALERT.***** You know what Elisa needs? An “Easy” button. Or maybe a “pause” button if that’s too much to ask for.  Our girl just […]

Read-Along: THE CROWN OF EMBERS by Rae Carson (4)

Read-Along: THE CROWN OF EMBERS by Rae Carson (4)

Posted August 17, 2015 by jenniferstrand in book review, read-along / 0 Comments

  Welcome to week four of the Rae Carson read-along! As you may have already heard, five really cool blogs are reading and blogging about the Fire and Thorns Series by Rae Carson. Each week we’re reading a good chunk of the story and then blogging our thoughts about it. I sure hope you’ll chime in and share your thoughts, too! OR…read-along with us!  Yes!!  You should do that! Did you miss the THE GIRL OF FIRE AND THORNS portion of the read-along? No worries, friends!  Catch up here. If I ever hear anyone complain about how fantasy stories are boring and written with lots of build up, I’m going to gracefully laugh at them and give them a […]

Read-Along- THE GIRL OF FIRE AND THORNS by Rae Carson (3)

Read-Along- THE GIRL OF FIRE AND THORNS by Rae Carson (3)

Posted July 27, 2015 by jenniferstrand in book review, read-along / 0 Comments

    Welcome to week three of the Rae Carson read-along! As you may have already heard, five really cool blogs are reading and blogging about the Fire and Thorns Series by Rae Carson. Each week we’re reading a good chunk of the story and then blogging our thoughts about it. I sure hope you’ll chime in and share your thoughts, too! OR…read-along with us!  Yes!!  You should do that! Did you miss week two of the read-along? No worries, friends!  Catch up here. Well, THAT was interesting. I spent half my time reading this week’s section with a heart overflowing with joy and half of my time wiping tears from my face.  This was the week death […]

Read-Along: THE GIRL OF FIRE AND THORNS (2)

Read-Along: THE GIRL OF FIRE AND THORNS (2)

Posted July 20, 2015 by jenniferstrand in book review, read-along / 0 Comments

  Welcome to week two of the Rae Carson read-along! As you may have already heard, five really cool blogs are reading and blogging about the Fire and Thorns Series by Rae Carson. Each week we’re reading a good chunk of the story and then blogging our thoughts about it. I sure hope you’ll chime in and share your thoughts, too! OR…read-along with us!  Yes!!  You should do that! Did you miss week one of the read-along? No worries, friends!  Catch up here.     Hoooo-leee cow, Agnes. I feel like I gotta sit down and rest after reading these chapters. GUYS. That was freaking amazing! These chapters had a completely different feel to them then the first […]

Read-Along: THE GIRL OF FIRE AND THORNS by Rae Carson (1)

Read-Along: THE GIRL OF FIRE AND THORNS by Rae Carson (1)

Posted July 13, 2015 by jenniferstrand in book review, read-along / 1 Comment

  Welcome to week one of the Rae Carson read-along! As you may have already heard, five really cool blogs are reading and blogging about the Fire and Thorns Series by Rae Carson. Each week we’re reading a good chunk of the story and then blogging our thoughts about it. I sure hope you’ll chime in and share your thoughts, too! OR…read-along with us!  Yes!!  You should do that! Make sure you follow along with all of the participants!       The universe is a funny place.  I’ve had friends tell me for YEARS to pick up this series.  Did I read it? NOOOO. My book club picked this series a few months ago. Did I […]