Words Matter

Words matter and words have a cost. The right words can bring about innovation, revolution. The wrong words can destroy a person’s world. In Gregory Scott Katsoulis‘ All Rights Reserved, words – and any form of expression – are spoken at very high stakes. Two seconds of screaming costs $1.98 A request to Desist costs…

Unearthed, Undying, not Unsimilar

Before I get into the actual review, I have to mention that I got an ARC of this book at The BookCon (or was it the Book Expo? eh, probably BookCon) and it was madness. By far, this was the craziest drop I saw all week. People were basically diving for books ala Black Friday…

Title Math with Kendare Blake

Three sisters are divided by one crown, but take one (or two) out of the equation and you’re left with two dark somethings? Or half a kingdom? Or a really challenging title for the next book? Moving past these oh-so-thrilling math problems, I can’t review this book without touching on Three Dark Crowns, which I…

Too Many Books, Too Little Time

I always feel like I should show every book the same level of respect – if I’m going to blog about one, I should blog about them all. But that idea becomes a bit too daunting when you spend more time reading than you do talking to other humans… So here’s five mini-reviews of the…

The Slow Burn of Sabaa’s Torch

Ok, ok, I’m sorry. I just couldn’t help myself with the fire metaphors.   When the Ember in the Ashes series started last year, it got a lot of attention for the diversity of characters and, well, just for being a great book. So I – along with apparently everybody at BEA this year –…

Five Stars for Court of Fives Sequel

I can’t believe I haven’t heard more buzz for the August release of Poisoned Blade. There was huge excitement for Kate Elliott’s Court of Fives premier last year (and it was well deserved) and the second book in the series is even better. Avoiding spoilers, book one ended on a huge, and rather devastating, cliffhanger.…

I Become Shadow – A Spot of Lighthearted Fun

Joe Shine’s I Become Shadow was a fun, quick read. The main character, Ren Sharpe, is taken to the FATE Center (lol) at the age of 14 to become a Shadow aka the guardian of a future leader. It’s a tough transition to be ripped away from her family and life and everything, but it…