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.

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…

Sarah Maas Is Still on Fire

Well, mostly. Sarah’s latest book in the Throne of Glass series grows by epic proportions. I adored-was obsessed-could not put down the first book and the second felt a bit slower, but Chaol made it totally worthwhile. That’s why my absolute, must have book at BEA this year was Heir of Fire. The action started…

I love Andrea Cremer’s Nightshade and Rift series, so I was really excited to hear she was working on a new book called The Inventor’s Secret. When I found out it was a steampunk novel – excitement gone. I think the genre is based on an interesting concept, but I seldom see it done well.…

If Libraries Were Forbidden

Imagine a world where the most amazing library imaginable to you is forbidden, the horror! Books are very important to me (and probably to you). They are an escape, a new world, a good friend. So imagine a world where books are dangerous… In Django Wexler’s The Forbidden Library, Alice loses her father in a…