Hi all! Looking for books reviews and recommendations? You've come to the right place. Just stumbled across? Well, stay a while and find a book to fall in love with. Maybe I should introduce myself. My name's Sifa (Elizabeth's my middle name, but 'Sifa Elizabeth Reads' rolled off the tongue better than 'Sifa Reads'!). In case … Continue reading Welcome!
Genre: Fantasy Age Range: YA Star Rating: 3/5 stars Series: Yes - second book in duology *SPOILER ALERT: contains spoilers for EVERLESS* Synopsis: Jules Ember was raised hearing legends of the ancient magic of the wicked Alchemist and the good Sorceress. But she has just learned the truth: not only are the stories true, but … Continue reading Book Review: EVERMORE by Sara Holland
Genre: Fantasy Age Range: YA Star Rating: 5/5 stars Series: Yes - book 2 of trilogy *SPOILER ALERT: contains spoilers for THE WICKED KING* Synopsis: You must be strong enough to strike and strike and strike again without tiring. The first lesson is to make yourself strong. After the jaw-dropping revelation that Oak is the … Continue reading Book Review: THE WICKED KING by Holly Black
Genre: Fantasy Age Range: YA Star Rating: 4.5/5 stars Series: Yes - book 1 Synopsis: Each year, eight beautiful girls are chosen as Paper Girls to serve the king. It's the highest honor they could hope for...and the most cruel. But this year, there's a ninth girl. And instead of paper, she's made of fire. In … Continue reading Book Review: GIRLS OF PAPER AND FIRE by Natasha Ngan
Genre: Fantasy (political!) Age Range: YA Star Rating: 5/5 stars Series: Yes - first of duology Synopsis: Sorrow - for that is all she brings us. A people laid low by grief and darkness. A cut-throat race for power and victory. A girl with everything and nothing to lose… By day, Sorrow governs the Court … Continue reading Book Review: STATE OF SORROW by Melinda Salisbury
Genre: Sci-FiAge Range: AdultStar Rating: 1.5/5 starsSeries: Yes - first book 1916: the Western Front. Private Percy Blakeney wakes up. He is lying on fresh spring grass. He can hear birdsong, and the wind in the leaves in the trees. Where has the mud, blood and blasted landscape of No Man's Land gone? 2015: Madison, Wisconsin. Cop … Continue reading Book Review: THE LONG EARTH by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter
I was so lucky to read the first ~130 pages of Susan Dennard's upcoming BLOODWITCH (February 21st) - the third book in her Witchlands Series. Genre: Fantasy AgeRange: YA/Adult *SPOILER ALERT: contains spoilers for the previous books in the Witchlands series* Synopsis: High in a snowy mountain range, a monastery that holds more than just … Continue reading Sneak Peak! BLOODWITCH by Susan Dennard
Genre: Fantasy, Historical Age Range: YA Star Rating: 5/5 stars Series: Yes - first of trilogy Synopsis: Gold is in my blood, in my breath, even in the flecks in my eyes. Lee Westfall has a strong, loving family. She has a home she loves and a loyal steed. She has a best friend—who might … Continue reading Book Review: WALK ON EARTH A STRANGER by Rae Carson