Caraval, by Stephanie Garber

I’m a big fan of scavenger hunts—whether they’re about finding items or finding clues from location to location. Way back in middle school, high school, and into college, I created such games for my friends to play. I’m also a big fan of the current “Escape Room” craze—being locked in a room trying to solve […]

Cruel and Unusual, by C.E. Wilson

As a fellow self-published author, I am both awestruck and envious of C.E. Wilson. Her output of work since I’ve started blogging is impressive to say the least, and I wish I could be as prolific as she is. I’m just as amazed by her imaginative plots and characters as I am by their integration […]

Corrupt Me, by Jillian Quinn

Every now and then, you have to step a little bit outside your comfort zone. That sentiment applies to readers as well. It’s sometimes educational and sometimes eye-opening to read a book outside the typical genre(s) you enjoy. As a YA writer, I read a lot of YA fiction to keep up with what’s out […]

Illuminae, by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Mind-blowing. This book is absolutely mind-blowing. There’s no other way to say it. I’ve never read a book like it before. I became aware of the book just by seeing it reviewed at a lot of book blogs. I didn’t read any of those reviews because I didn’t want my opinion swayed in anyway, but […]

Made You Up, by Francesca Zappia

I start 2017 with a review of a book that’s been on my Kindle for a few months. Because I have a Goodreads account, I get periodic notifications when there are special deals on the books on my to-read list. When I got that notification, I immediately snagged myself a digital copy. I’ve wanted to […]

The Soul Bond (Werewolf High Book Four), by Anita Oh

It’s my last review of 2016, so I decided to return to the YA fiction equivalent of comfort food. Something familiar that would tie me over until the new year. I’ve already read the first three books in Anita Oh’s Werewolf High series, and since the fourth one just came out, it made for a […]

Life in the Fat Lane, by Cherie Bennett

I’m not sure exactly when I came across this book—or exactly when I bought a copy for my Kindle—but as I was recently scrolling through titles I owned but hadn’t yet read, I decided to look into it. I had bought it for a reason, and with the calendar year coming to an end, I […]

This Is Me, by C.E. Wilson

It doesn’t take too much effort to look through the review list on this blog to see that I’m a fan of author C.E. Wilson. What I like most about her work is the lens she uses to present deep or important themes. The situations in her stories fall into the speculative fiction genre, but […]

Demon in Sight, by Dan Rix

There are many emotions a reader goes through when faced with the final book in a series s/he has been enjoying. Obviously, there’s the unbridled excitement that a new book is out, but it’s also a bittersweet feeling because after that, there will be no more. There may be trepidation, based on high expectations that […]

Untitled Beauty, by C.E. Wilson

I’ve read a few of author C.E. Wilson’s books over the past twelve months or so. She’s got a vivid imagination, she’s incredibly prolific with books coming out frequently, and she creates provocative worlds, characters, and situations. I have enjoyed all the books I’ve read of hers so far. A few months ago, her book […]