Legendary, by Stephanie Garber

When I read Caraval last year, I suspected that I’d enjoy it. The idea of a magical scavenger hunt embedded within a five-day-long Renaissance Faire environment was too awesome to pass up. Needless to say, it appeared pretty high on my year-end list of favorite books. And the epilogue’s teaser for the sequel Legendary had […]

My Top 10 Episodes of Lost

A little over two years ago, I counted down my Top 10 Favorite Television Shows. Topping that list was Lost. I loved the story telling: the connections between the characters; the non-linear nature of the narrative with its flashbacks, flashforwards, and flashsideways; the depth of the characters; the genre mash-up of action, mystery, romance, science […]

My Top 10 Sesame Street Songs

It took me awhile not only to write this Top 10 list but to decide what it would be this month. I have a long list of future Top 10 lists, and I try to vary them up, but none of them were jumping out as the one to do. It was a conversation that […]

What Light, by Jay Asher

Being a big fan of Asher’s YA book Thirteen Reasons Why, I’ve had this book on my radar since it first came out. I was looking for something quick to read until the release of another book I was anticipating, so when I saw that this was relatively short, I checked it out of the […]

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 […]