How to do Time Travel

Every year or two there’s a “type” of story that seem to suddenly get really popular – vampires, werewolves, dystopia. I don’t think I’ve ever seen time travel get quite that level of buzz, but it’s definitely a popular theme… sadly, the biggest issues with time travel books is that they’re rarely done really well.…

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…

September ARCs of Self-Discovery

I try to prioritize my reading in order of the release date, so I recently finished a few ARCs for some upcoming September releases. The books are in very different YA genres with wildly different characters, but they are all the same in that a core element of the story is the main character’s journey…

A New Take on the Old Stepmom

There have been so many retelling and not-so-new takes on fairy tales in the past few years that I wasn’t sure I could stand another. And there’s no more tried and true story than the stepmother who turns to evil and the beautiful stepdaughter struggling for love/survival… but an enthralling Buzz Books excerpt convinced me…

Does a Cowboy Viking trump a Viking Cowboy?

Did you ever think to yourself, wow, I love stories about Vikings. Or wow, I love stories about cowboys. I wish there were more stories about Vikings AND cowboys!!! No? Well, clearly you’re not as brilliant as Emmy Laybourne. Side note: As I mentioned this I was googling for images of Cowboy Vikings and did…

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…