NYCC Reads

Well, it’s New York Comic Con time of year again. While most people are probably excited for the big Hollywood panels, the crazy cosplay and, of course, the comics, I’m always super excited for the new SciFi and Fantasy reads from the publishers. This year will be a bit different with many events split into BookCon…

Find a Lite Read with White Light

Jay Asher’s What Light is a cute book – nothing more, nothing less. There’s a sweet love story between the Christmas Lot girl and the boy with the bad reputation, but you don’t quite see why the characters fall in love so deeply and so quickly. Conflicts emerge unexpectedly and they resolve with just as…

15 Word Reviews: My Last 12 Reads

I saw an interesting blog post the other day that featured 10 word reviews of books. This reminded me of one particularly challenging college English class where we had to fit a persuasive essay in just 100 words. Writing short is hard. I tried. I just couldn’t get anywhere with 10 words. So, 15 word…

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.…