Monday Mini Reviews Feb. 26

It is Monday, and I have brought you my irregular post of mini-reviews, featuring a picture book, Petra, and a wlw romance, Hearts Like Hers! Petra The humorous adventures of an irresistible little rock who finds herself in constantly changing circumstances, Petra is a picture book that celebrates the power of perspective and believing in yourself. I…

Author Interview: Odin Oxthorn

Hello, dear readers! Today I’d like to introduce you to Odin Oxthorn, author of the upcoming novel, Sleepless Flame. Arcadia, both a city and a planet, was the ultimate culmination of an unrestricted capitalist society, a planet ruled by massive influential corporations, where the common labor force, once held by man, had been replaced by machines.…

Author Interview: Laura Bailo

Hello, dear readers and welcome to today’s author interview with Laura Bailo! Laura Bailo is a veterinarian and a teacher in training who can do surgical sutures but can’t sew on a button to save her life. She lives in Spain with far too many books and boxes full of notebooks. She loves exploring the…

Review:: Fade to Us by Julia Day

Fade to Us is a story about found families, the bond of sisterhood, and the agony and awe of first love. Brooke’s summer is going to be EPIC— having fun with her friends and a job that lets her buy a car. Then her new stepfather announces his daughter is moving in. Brooke has always longed for…

Review:: Shadowsong by S. Jae-Jones

Shadowsong picks up six months after the end of Wintersong. Liesl is working toward furthering both her brother’s and her own musical careers. Although she is determined to look forward and not behind, life in the world above is not as easy as Liesl had hoped. Her younger brother Josef is cold, distant, and withdrawn, while Liesl…

Review:: Moonshine by Jasmine Gower

Daisy’s starting a new job and stylish city life in Moonshine, but mage-hunters out for her dark magic threaten to destroy her vogue image. In the flourishing metropolis of Soot City (a warped version of 1920s Chicago), progressive ideals reign and the old ways of magic and liquid mana are forbidden. Daisy Dell is a…

January Wrap Up

Well, folks, it’s time to wrap up January! 2018 is off to a running start, and I’m… trying to keep up! As per my goals for this year, I did my best to be brave, and it mostly paid off! I published my first freelance piece in… a long time! You can check it out…

Review:: The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert

Seventeen-year-old Alice and her mother have spent most of Alice’s life on the road, always a step ahead of the uncanny bad luck biting at their heels. But when Alice’s grandmother, the reclusive author of a cult-classic book of pitch-dark fairy tales, dies alone on her estate, the Hazel Wood, Alice learns how bad her…

Review:: Jade City by Fonda Lee

Magical jade—mined, traded, stolen, and killed for—is the lifeblood of the island of Kekon. For centuries, honorable Green Bone warriors like the Kaul family have used it to enhance their abilities and defend the island from foreign invasion. Now the war is over and a new generation of Kauls vies for control of Kekon’s bustling…