The Vanishing Girl, by Laura Thalassa

This book has been on my Kindle awhile, and I’ve finally gotten around to reading it. I was intrigued by the premise—about a girl who teleports in the middle of the night and a government agency who wants to exploit her ability and those of teens like her. Oh, and then there was the added […]

Forbidden Tides, by Kyla Stan

I love a good mermaid book, and when I got the opportunity to read an advance copy of Kyla Stan’s new book, Forbidden Tides, I took it. I had already read her YA werewolf novel, Poet Tongue, and some of the aspects of that book I enjoyed were its vivid descriptions of the natural setting […]

My Top 10 Marvel Cinematic Universe Movies

In case you’ve been under a rock this past weekend, box office records were shattered by Marvel Studio’s release of the film Avengers: Infinity War. It had the highest-grossing opening weekend ever, breaking the record set by Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens. Why people were so drawn to Marvel’s movies is because of […]

New Book Spotlight: Forbidden Tides, by Kyla Stan

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I’m always on the lookout for new mermaid books, and today I’m spotlighting a new release—officially available today! Read a little bit about FORBIDDEN TIDES, then learn a little bit about author Kyla Stan, and finally an excerpt. …Some would say I look like a mermaid, the essence of nautical beauty. I looked in the […]

Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac, by Gabrielle Zevin

I’ve had this book on my to-read list for quite some time, ever since I first saw the title and read the blurb. Sounds like an intriguing premise, doesn’t it? A book narrated by a character who, due to a head injury, can’t remember the most recent four years of her life. Sign me up […]

The Rival Pack (Werewolf High, Book Eight), by Anita Oh

Here we are, right in the middle of Lucy O’Connor’s junior year at secluded Amaris High. The books of Anita Oh’s Werewolf High series are quick reads, buoyed by strong relationships between the fun characters. This is the eighth book in the series, which makes it close to impossible for me to be completely spoiler-free […]

My Top 10 “Weird Al” Yankovic Albums

For the past two April Fools’ Day, I devoted my Top 10 list “Weird Al” Yankovic, counting down his best parodies in 2016 and his best original songs in 2017. This year, I decided to count down his best albums, particularly the 14 studio albums (no compilations) he has released in his glorious Rock-and-Roll-Hall-of-Fame-worthy career. […]

Obsidio, by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

This was one of my two most anticipated books of this year, and I made sure to preorder a copy so I could start reading it as soon as it came out. I was a little over a year late to the party for the first part, Illuminae, but I almost immediately jumped into the […]

If I Stay, by Gayle Forman

I was walking around my local library with my daughters a few weeks ago, looking for something quick to read while I waited for another book to be released. There was If I Stay, a book that came out in 2009 and was made into a film—which I didn’t see—in 2014. It didn’t appear to […]

My Top 10 TV Show to Movie Adaptations

Not sure when I came up with this idea for a Top 10 list, but once I did, I started researching and compiling because it was a strong one. Here’s the list that will forever connect television and movies—My Top 10 TV to Movie Adaptations. Here are the ground rules. To be eligible for this […]