Book Review: The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

So, if you’re on Twitter, Instagram, or planet Earth in general, you’ve probably heard of this little book called The Cruel Prince. The Cruel Prince is a YA fantasy novel by Holly Black, and the first in a series. It follows Jude, who, along with her twin sister, Taryn, and older sister, Vivi, was kidnapped […]

January OwlCrate Unboxing: Fearsome Fairy Tales

Can you believe it’s time for another OwlCrate unboxing??? January’s theme was Fearsome Fairytales, focusing on items inspired less by specific YA books and more on items inspired by classic fairytales we all know and love, like Rapunzel and Little Red Riding Hood. As more evidence that basically everyone loves fairytales, this box sold out […]

November OwlCrate Unboxing & Review

Breaking news from the month of November—I managed not to see ANY spoilers for November’s OwlCrate before mine arrived!!! As a result, I was completely surprised by all the contents of the OwlCrate, including the particular item that was right on top and caught me totally off guard—in the best way. If you’re wondering what […]

Popular Series I Haven’t Read

I’ve read quite a few very popular book series: Harry Potter, The Mortal Instruments, The Infernal Devices, The Dark Artifices, Lord of the Rings, The Merciless series, and so on. But one of the saddest things about being a bookworm is simply that there is not enough time to read every single book ever written […]

August Book Haul

So in late June and most of July I went *a tad bit crazy* with book buying, so my August book haul is a smaller one, because, you know, life is all about balance…and because I’d like for my TBR to not fall and crush me to death in my sleep. I don’t ask for […]

Book Review: The Hearts We Sold by Emily Lloyd-Jones

The Hearts We Sold, by Emily Lloyd-Jones, was actually the book I received in the August OwlCrate, and with all the deals with demons, supernatural creatures, and otherworldly circumstances, this book was perfect for the August theme of “Something Wicked This Way Comes”. This young adult urban fantasy novel is about Dee Moreno, a young […]

Cinder by Marissa Meyer & Fallout 4: Similarities & My Love for Both

I recently finished reading Cinder, the first book in the (very) widely loved Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer, and long story short, I loved it. I really enjoyed it a lot, and I’m already itching to read Scarlet, the second book in the series. Despite the fact that Cinder has been out since 2012 and […]

May Book Haul

May has come and gone, meaning not only has Samsara Parchment been alive for one month now (happy birthday, blog!), but it’s also time to do a May Book Haul! So without further ado, let’s take a look at the books I picked up over the month of May. 1. Into the Water by Paula […]