Review: Tricked Anthology

An adult anthology of 5 stories featuring trickster themes, each loaded to the brim with conspiracies, scoundrels, tricks and plot twists galore. A jilted silent film star plans a revenge heist with the unscrupulous childhood friend he always found rather handsome. A bank tycoon’s son plans to run off with Daddy’s money—and maybe his florist. To…

Monday Mini-Reviews: 10/15

The Poet X – Elizabeth Acevedo I listened to the audiobook for The Poet X because I know my attention span for poetry isn’t as great as it could be. I did not regret a single second of it. Acevedo is a stunning poet, and her narration of Xiomara’s story was heartbreaking and perfect. This…

Review: A Blade so Black by L.L. McKinney

The first time the Nightmares came in A Blade so Black, it nearly cost Alice her life. Now she’s trained to battle monstrous creatures in the dark dream realm known as Wonderland with magic weapons and hardcore fighting skills. Yet even warriors have a curfew.Life in real-world Atlanta isn’t always so simple, as Alice juggles…

Review: Ghost Walk by Kay Solo

Maaya is a teenager who can see ghosts, and she and her three friends get by on the poor streets of Sark by sealing away troublesome spirits under the direction of a deceptive, malicious wealthy man.Accompanying them is a ghost named Saber, Maaya’s long-time friend. Maaya doesn’t concern herself with world affairs, focusing only on…

Monday Mini-Reviews: 9/10

I have not finished… any of the books I was supposed to review so far this month, so here’s what I’ve been doing instead – listening to books that are NOT on my review list! A+ Time Management, Ceillie!  However, all the books I’ve been listening to have been really good, so here’s my group…

Review: Under the Midnight Sun by Lore Graham

In Under the Midnight Sun, the eldest son of Thunderhill’s warrior-kings, Otto Johanson lives for battle but has forsaken love since the death of his partner three years ago. Still when the Midsummer festivities bring nomadic reindeer herders back to town, Otto can’t help but notice the handsome, if sullen, Lukas.Tension rises between them during…

Review: The Forest Queen by Betsy Cornwell

When sixteen-year-old Sylvie’s brother takes over management of their family’s vast estates in The Forest Queen, Sylvie feels powerless to stop his abuse of the local commoners. Her dearest friend asks her to run away to the woods with him, and soon a host of other villagers join them. Together, they form their own community…

Monday Mini-Reviews: August 6

Hey, friends! Today I’m reviewing three books that I listened to as audiobooks over the last few weeks. Audiobooks have been one of the main ways that I read books for fun nowadays, because I mostly listen while I drive or work on other things. But these books were great enough to deserve a mini…

Review: Help Wanted by J. Emery

Em is confused about a lot of things: who she is, what she wants, how she’s going to pass Alchemy when she’s awful at it. The one thing she’s not confused about is how much she wants to buy her best friend (and college roommate) the best birthday present ever. Luckily the local magic supply…

Monday Mini Reviews: July 23

Hi, friends! It’s uh, been a while. The last review I posted was The Book of M at the beginning of the month.  I’ve been working on my book and all of my other life responsibilities, and this blog has fallen to the wayside a little bit. I’m trying to get myself situated and in a…

Review: The Book of M by Peng Shepherd

In The Book of M, One afternoon at an outdoor market in India, a man’s shadow disappears—an occurrence science cannot explain. He is only the first. The phenomenon spreads like a plague, and while those afflicted gain a strange new power, it comes at a horrible price: the loss of all their memories. Ory and…

Review: Final Draft by Riley Redgate

The only sort of risk 18-year-old Laila Piedra enjoys in Final Draft is the peril she writes for the characters in her stories: epic sci-fi worlds full of quests, forbidden love, and robots. Her creative writing teacher has always told her she has a special talent. But three months before her graduation, he’s suddenly replaced—by Nadiya Nazarenko,…