• Review – Fellside by M.R. Carey

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  • Review: Court of Fives by Kate Elliott

  • Review: Armada by Ernest Cline

  • Review: Tangled Webs by Lee Bross

  • Review: The Cage by Megan Shepherd

Feb 28
Review: The Fault In Our Stars by John Green

Review: The Fault In Our Stars by John Green

I’ll admit it.  I did not believe I would love The Fault In Our Stars.  Yes, I’d read all of the rave reviews.  But a book about kids dying of cancer?  And not only would I love this book, but it was going to make me laugh, too?  Well, this doubting Thomas is here to tell you that my answers are a very emphatic YES and YES. “Cancer books suck.”  So says sixteen year-old Hazel, the wise beyond her years… Read more »


Feb 27
Waiting on Wednesday: Taken by Erin Bowman

Waiting on Wednesday: Taken by Erin Bowman

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating. This week’s pre-publication “can’t-wait-to-read” selection is: Taken by Erin Bowman Look at that cover!  And that tagline!  And that creepy tree that seems to be participating in whatever “taking” is occurring.  But those birds seem nice, don’t they?  They look like they’re flying off into freedom – maybe that’s what awaits over the wall. From Goodreads synopsis: There are no men… Read more »


Feb 26
Teaser Tuesday # 3 – Everbound

Teaser Tuesday # 3 – Everbound

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following: Grab your current read Open to a random page Share 2 “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! Make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others! Share the Author & Title too, so that other TT participants can add the book to… Read more »


Feb 26
Review: The Iron Daughter by Julie Kagawa

Review: The Iron Daughter by Julie Kagawa

“We see you, Meghan Chase. You will not escape.” In The Iron Daughter, the second book of the Iron Fey series, the half-human/half-faery Meghan Chase returns to Winter Court with Ash. A major betrayal, a stolen scepter, and a series of misunderstandings leads to a declaration of war between the Winter and Summer Courts. For me, some of the magic from The Iron King has worn off. Meghan’s boomeranging emotions and inability to think rationally when it comes to Ash… Read more »



Feb 25
Repeat the Week # 1

Repeat the Week # 1

A week’s worth of blogging fun,  recapped in this handy little space Monday: Review of The Sweetest Dark Tuesday: Teaser Tuesday – Splintered Wednesday: Waiting on Wednesday – The Eternity Cure Thursday: Review – Wool and Review – The Iron King Friday: Feature & Follow – Life After Death Saturday: Stacking the Shelves and BEA Business Cards Sunday: Review – Splintered and Review – Hallowed Ongoing Giveaways: The Indigo Spell and $25 to The Book Depository How was your week?  Tell me all about… Read more »


Feb 25
Review: Hallowed by Cynthia Hand

Review: Hallowed by Cynthia Hand

***Note – This review contains spoilers of the first novel, Unearthly.*** Oh, Cynthia – you had me at Unearthly.  But you’ve started to lose me with Hallowed.  Not completely; not by a log shot.  But much of the magic that was in Unearthly just was not here for me.  Let’s start with the BIG REVEALS.  Now, I like a big reveal; who doesn’t?  But one heaped on top of another can start to feel cheap.  Or manipulative.  We had a… Read more »


Feb 24
Review: Splintered by A.G. Howard

Review: Splintered by A.G. Howard

Splintered is a dark retelling of Alice in Wonderland.  The story is every bit as captivating as the book cover, which was the first thing that captured my attention from this debut author.  A.G. Howard has a wild and vivid imagination.  Everything that she describes – colors, sights , sounds, emotions, sensations – you can almost feel yourself, as when Alyssa, a descendant of Alice Liddell, describes “moans and wails rattling my spine.” When we first meet Alyssa, she is… Read more »