• Review – Fellside by M.R. Carey

  • Review: Slasher Girls and Monster Boys

  • 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 23
Irrational Exuberance – BEA Business Cards!

Irrational Exuberance – BEA Business Cards!

OK – please excuse me while I get all sorts of excited over the business cards I just ordered for Book Expo America 2013! Behold the front.  (Yes, I blacked out my last name.  I’m shy like that.)  I’m’ not sure if I should have done the border around my blog name, although the contrast is not nearly as severe as it looks in the photo.  I was trying to make it stand out, but perhaps it would have looked… Read more »


Feb 23
Stacking the Shelves # 1

Stacking the Shelves # 1

Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks! Visit Tynga’s Reviews to learn more about this weekly meme. This was a HUGE library haul week for me.  This was not intentional, as I reserve the books in a queue… Read more »


Feb 22
Feature & Follow # 1

Feature & Follow # 1

Feature and Follow is a blog hop hosted by Parajunkee & Alison Can Read. The purpose is to meet new people and gain more followers in the book blogging community. Q: We always talk about books that WE want. Let’s turn it on its head. What books have you given other people lately? A: The last book I gave as a gift was Life After Death by Damien Echols.  (See my review here.)  I gave it to my true crime-loving… Read more »


Feb 21
Review: The Iron King by Julie Kagawa

Review: The Iron King by Julie Kagawa

Meghan Chase, the young heroine of “The Iron King,” is very aptly named. Throughout the story, she is constantly chased by a endless variety of evil faeries, gremlins, and other ne’er-do-wells. Just before her sixteenth birthday, Meghan was living the life of a teenage outcast. She also hallucinated, seeing strange beings lurking about. When her four year old brother, Ethan, is kidnapped and replaced by a snarling, biting changeling, Meghan realizes her hallucinations were real. Her only friend, Robbie, has… Read more »


Feb 20
Review: Wool by Hugh Howey

Review: Wool by Hugh Howey

“I’m coming for you. I’m coming home, and I’m coming to clean.” I got goosebumps (the good kind!) when I read those words at the end of Book 4. If you’ve read “Wool”, you know the speaker is NOT talking about vacuuming. If you haven’t read it, what are you waiting for?? I first learned of “Wool” when I read on an entertainment news site that Ridley Scott had purchased the movie rights to a self-published book by a largely… Read more »


Feb 20
Waiting on Wednesday # 1 – The Eternity Cure

Waiting on Wednesday # 1 – The Eternity Cure

“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: The Eternity Cure (Blood of Eden #2)  by Julie Kagawa  This is my first “Waiting on Wednesday,” so it only makes sense to include the book  about which I’m most excited this year.  I loved the first book in the series, The Immortal Rules (you can see my review here, and I know Julie will… Read more »


Feb 19
Teaser Tuesday # 2 – Splintered

Teaser Tuesday # 2 – Splintered

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… Read more »


Feb 18
Review: The Sweetest Dark by Shana Abe

Review: The Sweetest Dark by Shana Abe

This is a somewhat difficult review to write, because while there are hints throughout to the existence of various supernatural elements, they are not revealed in full until about halfway through the story, and they play a major part in the plot. The Goodreads synopsis does not specify them, so I won’t either. (The prologue does actually specify the what, but not the who.) The setting is World War 1-era England. This makes me think of Downton Abbey, and anything… Read more »