Review of The Last Namsara by Kristen Ciccarelli




The Last Namsara by Kristen Ciccarelli


In the beginning, there was the Namsara: the child of sky and spirit, who carried love and laughter wherever he went. But where there is light, there must be darkness—and so there was also the Iskari. The child of blood and moonlight. The destroyer. The death-bringer.

These are the legends that Asha, daughter of the king of Firgaard, has grown up learning in hushed whispers, drawn to the forbidden figures of the past. But it isn’t until she becomes the fiercest, most feared dragon slayer in the land that she takes on the role of the next Iskari—a lonely destiny that leaves her feeling more like a weapon than a girl.

Asha conquers each dragon and brings its head to the king, but no kill can free her from the shackles that await at home: her betrothal to the cruel commandant, a man who holds the truth about her nature in his palm. When she’s offered the chance to gain her freedom in exchange for the life of the most powerful dragon in Firgaard, she finds that there may be more truth to the ancient stories than she ever could have expected. With the help of a secret friend—a slave boy from her betrothed’s household—Asha must shed the layers of her Iskari bondage and open her heart to love, light, and a truth that has been kept from her.


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November 2017 FairyLoot Unboxing




November’s FairyLoot theme was Ladies That Slay.  Unfortunately, this will be my last FL for at least a couple months.  I missed out on December (twice) and I already ordered the book they are doing for January.  Hopefully I can start again after that because I really love their boxes.


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November 2017 Wrap Up


November wasn’t my best reading month, but I was able to squeeze in my first graphic novels and an audiobook.  I tried to read on vacation, but really struggled with focusing enough, so it took me over a week to read one book this time.  Hopefully December will be better for me.


Here is what I read/listened to.



Fragments of the Lost by Megan Miranda  4  1/2 stars

This Mortal Coil by Emily Suvada  5 stars

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Blog Tour for The Chaos of Standing Still by Jessica Brody (review and giveaway)


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Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for The Chaos of Standing Still by Jessica Brody.  Don’t miss my review below and the giveaway towards the bottom.


The Chaos of Standing Still

by Jessica Brody

Publisher: Simon Pulse

Release Date: November 28th 2017

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary




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Blog tour (review and giveaway) Haven by Mary Lindsey




Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Haven by Mary Lindsey.  Don’t miss the giveaway at the bottom!


Haven by Mary Lindsey

Publication Date: November 7, 2017

Publisher: Entangled Teen


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YA Lit Conference (part two)

Thanks for coming back for part two.   If you missed it, I posted the first half of the day on the blog yesterday.


11:25 was the second break out session.  For this one, we chose Navigating Today’s Issues Through Literature.  This panel was Kayla Ancrum, Peter Bognanni, Amy Reed, Adam Silvera, and Kim Turrisi.



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