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 […]

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 […]

Washing Ashore, by Ginna Moran

And here I am, finishing Ginna Moran’s Spark of Life series. Before I start this review, here’s a reminder: Though I’m spoiler-free for the book I’m reviewing, I cannot (and will not) guarantee that for previous parts in a series. In the first book, Diving Under, narrator Ava Adair was accidentally knocked overboard into the […]