Starlight Book Reviews

Book reviews from my main blog @ Mostly YA with lots of high fantasy for good measure.


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish.

Top 10 Most Purchased Authors:

1. OH HAI MAGGIE STIEFVATER. I have all your books. I regret nothing.

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2. OH HAI BRANDON SANDERSON. I have most of your books, excepting the middle grades and Wheel of TIme books. I love your worlds. (Did I just make it weird?) #SandersonArmy FOR LIFE.

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3. CLAMP – I have a crap ton of Clamp…

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Confession: I HATE Anthologies

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Can we be real for a moment? We love books, we love authors, but unless some of y’all have been holding out on me, none of us are terribly wealthy. We can’t just buy as many books as we want at the drop of a hat. We compensate by going to used book stores, using the public library, borrowing from friends, entering giveaways and participating in programs like Arcycling.

Still, we’ve all got our…

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Oh @glendalarke, you continue to amaze me. Review: “The Shadow of Tyr” (Mirage Makers #2)

Hey wait! This is book 2 in the Mirage Makers series. Have you read book 1, Heart of the Mirage? Because spoilers. Big huge spoilers.

If you haven’t read Heart of the Mirage, what are you waiting for? Don’t you like epic fantasy and finding your identity and defeating imperialism? Go read it!


My Review of “The Shadow of Tyr”:

The Shadow of Tyr is a difficult book to review, partly…

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3 out of 5 stars. Review: “Jamb” (Cornerstone #3) by Misty Provencher


My Review of “Jamb”:

Jamb missed the mark for me, unfortunately.

The action didn’t really get underway until about 50% of the way through, when they left the Hotel Celare. Until then, they were just milling around, being generally suspicious of everyone not in their own Cura (group) and reacting to various eruptions of drama. Between the drama, Garrett and Nalena made out a lot, got…

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Sometimes, I guilt myself too much about this whole blogging thing. I’ll read a book, and it’ll be okay, not great. I move on from it, forget most of it, and then two weeks later haven’t reviewed it, because I don’t care about it that much. Right now, I’ve got a couple of books sitting in my “To Review” list – River of Dreams, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me, and Words of Radiance, along with…

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Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite TV Shows and Movies


Top 10 Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish.

Welcome to Top 10 Tuesday – On Wednesday night! This week is favorite TV and movies. I am late on this meme this week, but I like these getting personal posts. Sometimes it’s nice to take a break from books, plus this way I get to see everyone’s favorite shows and add them to my netflix queue.

My Favorite TV Shows:

1) The Big…

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Yes, this book hurt me. You knew it would. Review: “The Knife of Never Letting Go” by Patrick Ness


My Review of “The Knife of Never Letting Go”:

The Knife of Never Letting Go has been in my TBR pile since November, and I decided to start it last week while setting up a computer lab at work. I notified Twitter and some good-natured taunts began. My friends wanted all the updates, so here they are, stream of conscious style. (Or you can check them out on Twitter for yourself!)

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Book Chat: What do you see?

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Today’s discussion has little to do with books, except that books and a quote about them got me thinking about this. It’s sort of a peek into the non-bookish parts of my personality, and I’d love it if you answered the question for yourself as well!

Lately, I’ve been in a big crafting mood. I’ve been painting ceramics, doing projects, and just feeling the creative…

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I HAZ CLOSURE. Review: Just One Year + Just One Night by Gayle Forman


My Review of Just One Year and “Just One Night”:

I went into Just One Year in a very good way, and that was this: lots of people had already read it and were disappointed, given the spectacularly poor marketing that touted Just One Year as a sequel in which one would find out what happens when Alyson finds Willem. And while that would surely have made a great book, it wasn’t the book…

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Month in Review: June 2014

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June was a busy month at work, but thankfully I also had lots of time to read and blog! I whittled away at my spring TTT list, made a new one for the summer, and managed to only buy 4 books! That’s pretty good for me, and I’m calling it a win.

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