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.…

Metaltown Solid, but Stereotypical

I just arrived home with over 100 pounds of books from BEA (I weirdly know this because I spent days planning my way around the airline’s weight limits) and my first new read was Kristen Simmons’ new standalone entry, Metaltown. It’s set in a dark, somewhat futuristic world where everyone works in harsh factory conditions…

Planning Book Expo 2016

Well, I may have fallen way, way, waaayyyy behind on my blogging, but I’ve decided to get a jump start on this year’s Book Expo/Book Con. So I thought I’d share my list of author panels, autographings and, most importantly, giveaways.