February Wrap Up

For being the shortest month of the year, did February drag on for anyone else? I mean, jeez! I have been writing…. A LOT. Like, seriously, I’m pretty sure there isn’t a day this month where I didn’t write something. Which is good! We also had a lot of upheaval at work this month, so I…

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 Her younger brother Josef is cold, distant, and withdrawn, while Liesl…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:: 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:: Wild by Hannah Moskowitz

Zack Ramos is training for two things: being a parent to his twelve-year-old sister once his mother’s early-onset Alzheimer’s (the same kind he and his sister each have a 50% chance of developing–but let’s not think about that) progresses too far, and running a one hundred mile race through the mountains of Tennessee. His support…

Review:: Nasty Women Anthology

With intolerance and inequality increasingly normalised by the day, it’s more important than ever for women to share their experiences. We must hold the truth to account in the midst of sensationalism and international political turmoil. Nasty Women is a collection of essays, interviews and accounts on what it is to be a woman in…

Review:: Rise by Cara Brookins

After escaping an abusive marriage, Cara Brookins had four children to provide for and no one to turn to but herself. In desperate need of a home but without the means to buy one, she did something incredible in Rise. Equipped only with YouTube instructional videos, a small bank loan, a mile-wide stubborn streak, Cara…