Fruits Basket Another Vol. 3 by Natsuki Takaya

My Rating: 4 stars This is the third and final volume of Fruits Basket Another, and it is by far the best. I finally get to give it a full four stars! The story truly comes into it's own here. We finally get an explanation for everything that's confusing about the first two volumes. And… Continue reading Fruits Basket Another Vol. 3 by Natsuki Takaya

Fruits Basket Another Vol. 2 by Natsuki Takaya

My Rating: 3.5 stars I feel mostly the same about Fruits Basket Another vol. 2 as I did about the first volume. I loved being back in the Fruits Basket world, but I was still quite confused most of the time. The pacing is far better though. We continue to meet more second generation Sohmas,… Continue reading Fruits Basket Another Vol. 2 by Natsuki Takaya

Fruits Basket Another Vol. 1 by Natsuki Takaya

My Rating: 3.5 stars This is the second time I've given out half stars on here. I usually just round up or down depending on the book, but I had a lot of conflicting feelings about Fruits Basket Another. A little background is needed to understand my feelings; Fruits Basket has been my favorite manga… Continue reading Fruits Basket Another Vol. 1 by Natsuki Takaya

Why She Wrote: A Graphic History of the Lives, Inspiration, and Influence Behind the Pens of Classic Women Writers by Lauren Burke, Hannah K. Chapman, and Kaley Bales

My Rating: 4 stars Many thanks to Chronicle Books and NetGalley for the ARC. This book is being released today, April 20 2021! Lately I've noticed an influx of graphic fiction and nonfiction about classic women writers, and I am loving it. Why She Wrote is a great addition to the genre. The book covers… Continue reading Why She Wrote: A Graphic History of the Lives, Inspiration, and Influence Behind the Pens of Classic Women Writers by Lauren Burke, Hannah K. Chapman, and Kaley Bales

Malice by Heather Walter

My Rating: 4 stars Many thanks to Random House and NetGalley for the ARC. This book is being released today, April 13 2021! What if Sleeping Beauty's true love was the evil fairy? That's the concept driving Malice. Briar is a kingdom that relies on Graces, women who can create magic elixirs with their golden… Continue reading Malice by Heather Walter

Uncle Tom’s Cabin, East Lynne, and Ruth

Welcome to another 3 Classics Review! Once again we have one book for my 19th-century American literature course and two for my Victorian women novelists independent study. Let's jump in! Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe My Rating: 2 stars This was my second time reading Uncle Tom's Cabin. The last time was for… Continue reading Uncle Tom’s Cabin, East Lynne, and Ruth

Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones

My Rating: 5 stars Wintersong has been one of my favorite books since it first came out in 2017, and I've been looking for a chance to reread it for ages. Jae-Jones combines the David Bowie film Labyrinth with The Phantom of the Opera and Christina Rossetti's Goblin Market to create this dark and beautiful… Continue reading Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones

The Blithedale Romance, Bread Upon the Waters, and Lady Audley’s Secret

Welcome back to another 3 Classics Review! Today we're looking at more readings for my courses, one for 19th-century American literature and two for Victorian women novelists. Let's jump in! The Blithedale Romance by Nathaniel Hawthorne My Rating: 4 stars I wasn't really sure what to expect coming into The Blithedale Romance. I've enjoyed several… Continue reading The Blithedale Romance, Bread Upon the Waters, and Lady Audley’s Secret

Daemon Voices: On Stories and Storytelling by Philip Pullman

My Rating: 4 stars I love reading what authors have to say about the process of writing. I've only read Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy, but it's such an impressive series that I figured he would have so excellent things to say about writing. And I wasn't disappointed. This collection of essays covers far more… Continue reading Daemon Voices: On Stories and Storytelling by Philip Pullman

Wives and Daughters, Hope Leslie, and The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

Welcome back to another 3 Classics Review! These are all books for my courses this semester, and they are all written by women; two are for my Victorian women novelists independent study and one is for 19th-century American literature. So let's jump in! Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell My Rating: 4 stars This was… Continue reading Wives and Daughters, Hope Leslie, and The Tenant of Wildfell Hall