Tea of the Day: Dover Demon Tea created by Ariel Taylor with Adagio Teas
Description: Something strange wandering around in the moonlight—moonlight earl gray, cream decaf orange with orange peels
Dry tea smells delicious, dark and sweet with a lovely citrus undertone
Liquor is a lovely chestnut brown in the cup
Steeped tea smells similar to the dry, just richer. If steeped too long, the tea will become astringent. The tea is sweet and rich and adding sugar brings out the citrus flavor
Tea Rating: 4.5/5
Book Review: Poison Princess by Kresley Cole
“She could save the world—or destroy it.
Sixteen-year-old Evangeline “Evie” Greene leads a charmed life—until she begins experiencing horrifying hallucinations. When an apocalyptic event decimates her Louisiana hometown, killing everyone she loves, Evie realizes her hallucinations were actually visions of the future—and they’re still happening. Fighting for her life and desperate for answers, she must turn to her wrong-side-of-the-bayou classmate: Jack Deveaux.
But she can’t do either alone.
With his mile-long rap sheet, wicked grin, and bad attitude, Jack is like no boy Evie has ever known. Even though he once scorned her and everything she represented, he agrees to protect Evie on her quest. She knows she can’t totally trust Jack. If he ever cast that wicked grin her way, could she possibly resist him?
Who can Evie trust?
As Jack and Evie race to find the source of her visions, they meet others who have gotten the same call. An ancient prophecy is being played out, and Evie is not the only one with special powers. A group of teens has been chosen to reenact the ultimate battle between good and evil. But it’s not always clear who is on which side…”
The Review: All in all, a good book. Took me a bit to read it because at some points her self-doubt was too real for me. Also, the persistent feeling of not quite knowing what was actually going on was intense. This added to the story, but it was not a book I could read before bed. I appreciate that though there is a romance aspect in the book it’s not the whole point of the story; the book is more about a young girl trying to find her place in a world gone mad. The ending left me feeling sad but also wanting to continue the story so good job on that, I suppose
Book Rating: 4/5