Kel Sunday, October 18, 2015
Just realized it's been FOREVER since my last post. We're about halfway through the semester! I still have torts reading and legal writing (and hopefully some Netflix-ing) to do tonight, so here's a super quick recap of life. Which has strangely continued despite law school. ;)
I had a birthday! On which I had school, work, and someone stole my soda from the community mini-fridge. Not cool, whoever you are. :/ I also got some lovely waterproof boots that should see me through flooded parking lots and snowy sidewalks this winter. :)
I joined a law student club with some service and networking opportunities.
I completed my one midterm.
And I did a little reading...
Kel Tuesday, October 06, 2015 reviewThis eARC was provided through NetGalley for review. Some things may have changed in the final version.
Dreamstrider by Lindsay Smith
Genres: YA, Fantasy
Published on October 6, 2015
Published by Roaring Book Press
Final Rating: 2 stars
A high-concept, fantastical espionage novel set in a world where dreams are the ultimate form of political intelligence.
Livia is a dreamstrider. She can inhabit a subject's body while they are sleeping and, for a short time, move around in their skin. She uses her talent to work as a spy for the Barstadt Empire. But her partner, Brandt, has lately become distant, and when Marez comes to join their team from a neighborhing kingdom, he offers Livia the option of a life she had never dared to imagine. Livia knows of no other dreamstriders who have survived the pull of Nightmare. So only she understands the stakes when a plot against the Empire emerges that threatens to consume both the dreaming world and the waking one with misery and rage.
A richly conceived world full of political intrigue and fantastical dream sequences, at its heart Dreamstrider is about a girl who is struggling to live up to the potential before her.
Kel Friday, October 02, 2015
Despite having seriously cut back on fun reading *sobs,* I haven't gone crazy yet! I think the trick has been to have a few constants -- that is, have a few consistent distractions to break up the never ending studying. ;)
Pretzels: my go-to commuting snack.