Audiobook Review: Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys

This has been on my digital audio shelf for over a year and I finally got around to it, and the only thing I have to say is: what took me so long? Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys is a masterfully crafted young adult World War II story about fate, survival, and guilt.Continue reading “Audiobook Review: Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys”

Book Traveling Thursdays // Book Featuring Your Favorite Friendship + Special Announcement

Book Traveling Thursdays is a weekly feature created by Danielle’s Book Blog and The Girl Who Read Too Much that highlights book covers from around the world. This week, I chose Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein. This book not only features one of my favorite friendships, but one of my favorite quotes about friendship. It’s like being in love, discoveringContinue reading “Book Traveling Thursdays // Book Featuring Your Favorite Friendship + Special Announcement”

Waiting on Wednesday #19 // The Fire by Night by Teresa Messineo

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating. This week, I am waiting on The Fire by Night by Teresa Messineo Release Date: January 17, 2017 A powerful and evocative debut novel about two American military nurses during World War II that illuminates the unsungContinue reading “Waiting on Wednesday #19 // The Fire by Night by Teresa Messineo”

Waiting on Wednesday #16 // Stolen Beauty by Laurie Lico Albanese

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating. This week I am waiting on Stolen Beauty by Laurie Lico Albanese. Release Date: February 7, 2016 From the dawn of the twentieth century to the devastation of World War II, this exhilarating novel of love,Continue reading “Waiting on Wednesday #16 // Stolen Beauty by Laurie Lico Albanese”

Audiobook Review: Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein (Code Name Verity #2)

If I had to pick a kryptonite, its World War II fiction. This setting in time is fascinating to me on several levels and it’s such a rich period that I find I don’t ever read the same story twice. Both book hangovers that I have been nursing this year were World War II narrativesContinue reading “Audiobook Review: Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein (Code Name Verity #2)”

Book Style // The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly

Years ago I read and reviewed The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly on my first book blog. Today, I wanted to revisit a book I loved so much by styling an outfit based on it. Set in the 1940s, The Book of Lost Things follows a boy named David as he is propelledContinue reading “Book Style // The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly”

Memorable Mondays // That Moment When You Discover Your Best Friend

 Memorable Mondays is a meme that focuses on spotlighting our favorite quotes from books we’ve read. This week’s Memorable Monday comes from Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein.

Book Style // Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

Yes, I am still nursing that book hangover for Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein. I can’t stop thinking about that Scottish SOE agent and her pullover the color of autumn leaves. So I created this look inspired by the intrepid agent that is so good at pretending. Read on for more information about the piecesContinue reading “Book Style // Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein”

Audiobook Review: Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein (Code Name Verity #1)

If there was ever a harder book to write about and keep it spoiler-free it’s this one. Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein falls into one of my genre kryptonite categories of World War II fiction. If you have been around this blog for a while you know that I speak really highly of CityContinue reading “Audiobook Review: Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein (Code Name Verity #1)”