Review:: Chainbreaker by Tara Sim

Clock mechanic Danny Hart knows he’s being watched. But by whom, or what, remains a mystery. To make matters worse, clock towers have begun falling in India, though time hasn’t Stopped yet. He’d hoped after reuniting with his father and exploring his relationship with Colton, he’d have some time to settle into his new life.…

Monday Mini-Reviews: 12/18/17

“All emotions are universal. Regardless where we come from or where we are going, we live, we dream, we strive, we die.” Lukas K. Law, Foreword of Where the Stars Rise anthology Today I’m here to talk to you about two anthologies I’ve read and adored recently – The Sum of Us and Where the Stars Rise. Both…

Review:: The Epic Crush of Genie Lo by F.C. Yee

The struggle to get into a top-tier college consumes sixteen-year-old Genie Lo’s every waking thought in The Epic Crush of Genie Lo. But when her sleepy Bay Area town comes under siege from hell-spawn straight out of Chinese folklore, her priorities are suddenly and forcefully rearranged. Her only guide to the demonic chaos breaking out…

Author Interview:: Shanna Miles

Hello, friends, and welcome back to my author interview series! Today, I’m thrilled to bring someone else that I love on Twitter to my blog – Shanna Miles, author of Willow Born! My name is Shanna Reed Miles and I live in Georgia with my daughter, educator husband and my writing demons. I work as…

Review:: Noteworthy by Riley Redgate

It’s the start of Jordan Sun’s junior year at the Kensington-Blaine Boarding School for the Performing Arts in Noteworthy. Unfortunately, she’s an Alto 2, which—in the musical theatre world—is sort of like being a vulture in the wild: She has a spot in the ecosystem, but nobody’s falling over themselves to express their appreciation. So…

Review:: Gone by Min Kym

Gone is the spellbinding memoir of a violin virtuoso who loses the instrument that had defined her both on stage and off — and who discovers, beyond the violin, the music of her own voice. Her first violin was tiny, harsh, factory-made; her first piece was -Twinkle Twinkle, Little Star.- But from the very beginning,…

Review:: Fearless by Shira Glassman

A newly out-of-the-closet band mom falls for an orchestra teacher while snowed in at All-State in Fearless. Lana Novak hasn’t played violin in over twenty years, her musical life these days confined to being a devoted band mom to her clarinet whiz daughter Robin. She didn’t think she could get back into it after this…

My Diverse-a-thon TBR!

I’m ready to participate in my first ever Diverse-a-thon, folks! This year’s event coincides with a relatively light work week and a desire to not go anywhere ever, so I’ll be able to get some good reading in! You guys know I’ve been working on reading much more diversely this year, and I can’t wait…