Author: Maggie Stiefvater

{TTT} Favorite 2016 Releases So Far

Posted June 21, 2016 in Reading / 6 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly link-up hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

It has been a long time since I have written a Top Ten Tuesday post. I haven’t meant to leave it this long, but apparently life gets in the way. Anyway, I am back for now. This week’s list is the Top Ten Favorite 2016 Releases So Far. Since I have only read 11 2016 releases I would rate 5 stars so far, I’m going to give you all eleven. They are listed in the order in which I read them.

MiriamRaeliaThe Catholic CatalogueThe Star-Touched Queen
The Name of God is MercyRisukoThe Winner's Kiss
DivinedThe Raven KingThe Rose and the DaggerRuined

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May 2016 in Review

Posted June 1, 2016 in Life, Reading / 8 Comments

May 2016 in Review

Things that Happened in May

  • We have had one of the craziest Mays ever. It was over 70*F one day, and the next is was snowing so bad that we almost lost power and cars got stuck on the road. Yep, this is simply life in Montana.
  • My little sister graduated from her undergrad program (BA in Psychology, if anyone is interested).
  • My little sister also happened to move home with me… with her cats (whom I am allergic to a lot more than my cat).
  • My family and I drove to visit our family in Wisconsin. We got home late yesterday. I had forgotten about this trip which means that my monthly wrap-up was not scheduled ahead of time.
  • The school year ended. This really is bittersweet. I love my job and I enjoy working with the students. However, summer is much appreciated.
  • My favorite book of the month was The Rose and the Dagger by Renee Ahdieh.

My Favorite Tweets of May

Books I Read in May

Lady MidnightThe CrownMap of FatesBurning Glass
BlackveilTruthwitchHarry Potter and the Deathly HallowsSee How They Run
Stars AboveThe Rose and the DaggerSecrets in the SnowTen Thousand Skies Above You

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Introductions and Diversity {Armchair BEA}

Posted May 11, 2016 in Life, Reading / 10 Comments

Armchair BEA

What is the name you prefer to use?

I go by Amanda. I have never liked nicknames thanks to being bullied in grade school. *shudders* So I go by Amanda.
In the world of the internet, I go by Amanda Marie which is my first and middle names. I don’t use my last name for a few reasons, one of which is that no one can ever pronounce it correctly.

How long have you been a book blogger?

I have been blogging for just over a year and a half. I really enjoy it more than I thought I would.

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Why Does The Raven Cycle Have to Be Over?? – The Raven King {Review}

Posted May 9, 2016 in Reading, Review / 0 Comments

Why Does The Raven Cycle Have to Be Over?? – The Raven King {Review}The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater
Series: The Raven Cycle #4
Publisher: Scholastic (2016)
{11 hours and 51 minutes} (438 pages)
Also by this author: Shiver, The Scorpio Races, The Raven Boys
Also in this series: The Raven Boys, The Dream Thieves, Blue Lily, Lily Blue
Reading Challenges: Read 2016


Nothing living is safe. Nothing dead is to be trusted.
For years, Gansey has been on a quest to find a lost king. One by one, he’s drawn others into this quest: Ronan, who steals from dreams; Adam, whose life is no longer his own; Noah, whose life is no longer a lie; and Blue, who loves Gansey…and is certain she is destined to kill him.
Now the endgame has begun. Dreams and nightmares are converging. Love and loss are inseparable. And the quest refuses to be pinned to a path.

Find the book: Goodreads, Amazon, Book Depository

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