• Reviews

    Review: A Darker Shade of Magic

    A Darker Shade of Magic is the first book by V.E. Schwab that I have read, but I definitely know that it will not be my last. This novel pulls you in with compelling characters, easy banter, and an innate sense for adventure. Instead of being cliche, Schwab’s universe is unique and multicolored (no pun intended). A Darker Shade of Magic encourages you to believe that maybe magic is real, and we just aren’t looking in the right places. Kell is one of the last Antari―magicians with a rare, coveted ability to travel between parallel Londons; Red, Grey, White, and,…

  • Soundtracks

    Soundtrack Suggestions: Me Before You

    Everyone has a book that makes them ugly cry. For me, and maybe even you, it’s Jojo Moyes’ Me Before You. This book breaks your heart into a million pieces and then steps on it (continuously, if you consider the…

  • Travel

    Fried to Frozen: What it’s About

    Big announcement time! I, a content resident of the southeastern United States, have decided to take on the Alaskan wild for the fall semester. Why would I ever trade humid heat for frigid tundra, you might ask? The answer is:…

  • Reviews

    Review: Nicola Yoon’s “The Sun is also a Star”

    Recently, Nicola Yoon reached popular renown through her first publication “Everything, Everything.” But her second book, “The Sun is also a Star,” carries themes that the first doesn’t touch. With “The Sun is also a Star,” Yoon turns the YA…

  • Quotes

    Quotes to Live By: Virginia Woolf

    Known as one of the greatest pioneers of modernist writing, Virginia Woolf expressed herself in ways that no others could. And today would have been her 136th birthday. Why not commemorate this classic author with some of her own words?…

  • List

    Five Books for Empowering Women

    So I might be a few days late to catching the Women’s March reunion, but I think you can never be late to supporting other women. In an effort to both show my support and to help my female followers…

  • List

    10 Best Gifts for Book Lovers

    Even though Christmas is right around the corner, if you are like me, you probably procrastinated on getting presents. But if you are looking for the perfect gift for a book lover this holiday season, the search is over. Reading…

  • Author Talk

    Author Talk with Tiffany McDaniel

    Reading Whale took some time to talk with author Tiffany McDaniel about her novel “The Summer that Melted Everything” and what life as a professional writer is like. A bit about the author and her novel: Tiffany McDaniel is an…

  • Reviews

    Review: John Green’s “Turtles All the Way Down”

    John Green is back after a five-year hiatus from published works. His new novel “Turtles All the Way Down” is one you won’t want to miss. Keep reading to find out what Reading Whale thought of Green’s new book. It’s…

  • Soundtracks

    Soundtrack Suggestions: Pride and Prejudice

    What better to accompany your book than music? Whether to help you through a sad scene or encourage you when a character is finding her true self, music is a great partner for any book. So, why not make a…

  • List

    What You Should Read Next: Book Recommendations

    If you are like me, it is easy to get stuck after finishing a good book. No matter what you do, you just can’t force yourself to pick up a new book when you are still in the mindset of…