The Song of Achilles

The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller Synopsis: Greece in the age of heroes. Patroclus, an awkward young prince, has been exiled to the court of King Peleus and his perfect son Achilles. By all rights their paths should never cross, but Achilles takes the shamed prince as his friend, and as they grow intoContinue reading “The Song of Achilles”

The Witch’s Heart

The Witch’s Heart by Genevieve Gornichec Synopsis: Angrboda’s story begins where most witches’ tales end: with a burning. A punishment from Odin for refusing to provide him with knowledge of the future, the fire leaves Angrboda injured and powerless, and she flees into the farthest reaches of a remote forest. There she is found byContinue reading “The Witch’s Heart”

Daughter of Smoke and Bone

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor Synopsis: Around the world, black handprints are appearing on doorways, scorched there by winged strangers who have crept through a slit in the sky. In a dark and dusty shop, a devil’s supply of human teeth grown dangerously low. And in the tangled lanes of Prague, aContinue reading “Daughter of Smoke and Bone”

Lore

Lore by Alexandra Bracken Synopsis: Every seven years, the Agon begins. As punishment for a past rebellion, nine Greek gods are forced to walk the earth as mortals, hunted by the descendants of ancient bloodlines, all eager to kill a god and seize their divine power and immortality.  Long ago, Lore Perseous fled that brutalContinue reading “Lore”

The Picture of Dorian Gray

The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde Wow. How can I even put my experience into words. This book was thought provoking, mysterious, and very atmospheric. I can see how this book was considered scandalous during the time period it was published in. This really put a spotlight on human sin, desire, and obsessionsContinue reading “The Picture of Dorian Gray”

City of Bones

City of Bones By Cassandra Clare Synopsis: When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder― much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It’s hard to callContinue reading “City of Bones”

Kingdom of the Wicked

Kingdom of the Wicked by Kerri Maniscalco Synopsis: Emilia and her twin sister Vittoria are streghe – witches who live secretly among humans, avoiding notice and persecution. One night, Vittoria misses dinner service at the family’s renowned Sicilian restaurant. Emilia soon finds the body of her beloved twin…desecrated beyond belief. Devastated, Emilia sets out to find herContinue reading “Kingdom of the Wicked”