Engagement season is in the air. Eighteen-year-old Princess Leonie “Leo” Kolburg, heir to a faded European spaceship, only has one thing on her mind: which lucky bachelor can save her family from financial ruin?
For those of you who may not know, I recently came up with a list of 40 things I want to do before I’m 40 years old, which you can read here. I just turned 32 so that’s 8 years to accomplish these things and I think I can do it. One of those things is watching the entire Disney animated catalog from beginning to end, which is a serious undertaking. It has been made SOOOO much easier since the beginning of Disney+ – at least I have access to them now! I’m planning on writing little short reviews in chunks, five to six movies at a time, so hold on tight, let’s do this!
If you’d like to read the reviews for the first six movies, you can do so here.
At the beginning of the year, I reached out to a bunch of my bookish friends and asked them to give a book a month to read. I’ve been so bad at finding books to read lately and I figured, well, I can’t go wrong with recommendations from my book friends. You can see each monthly recommendation here.
For the month of February, I was recommended this book by Christy at BookCrushin’. Thank you for the recommendation. Let’s get to that review.
Welcome to Edwardian London, a time of electric lights and long shadows, the celebration of artistic beauty and the wild pursuit of pleasure, with demons waiting in the dark. For years there has been peace in the Shadowhunter world. James and Lucie Herondale, children of the famous Will and Tessa, have grown up in an idyll with their loving friends and family, listening to stories of good defeating evil and love conquering all. But everything changes when the Blackthorn and Carstairs families come to London…and so does a remorseless and inescapable plague.
The Throwback Thursday review is where I take a book I recently reread and review it with new eyes. It could be a book I’m reading for the second, third, fourth or millionth time. Some books haven’t been read in years so its fun to throwback and see if my opinion has changed!
In just about a week, I’ll be heading up to Seattle for my birthday and I’ve never been up there before. In fact, I haven’t been on an airplane in about…12 years? So I’m very excited. One of the days we’re up there, we’ve decided to rent a car and take a drive to Forks, WA to live out my Twihard dreams. Because I’m super in that mood right now, I decided to reread the first book and here’s my first official review of it, EVER.
Please keep in mind that Throwback Thursday reviews are based on reread books. They most likely will contain spoilers as the books have already been released for some time. This is your only warning if you want to avoid spoilers for these books.
My whole world changed when I stepped inside the academy. Nothing is right about this place or the other students in it. Here I am, a mere mortal among gods…or monsters. I still can’t decide which of these warring factions I belong to, if I belong at all. I only know the one thing that unites them is their hatred of me.