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Feb 11
Julie Kagawa Kickstarter Campaign

Julie Kagawa Kickstarter Campaign

Calling All Julie Kagawa Fans Julie Kagawa, author of The Iron Fey Series, has announced a Kickstarter campaign to publish the series as a  graphic novel.  With your donation, you have options ranging from $8 which will get you the first novel in the series, to $1,000 for a private dinner with Julie, or $2,000 for Julie to attend an in-store book signing in your area.  There are plenty of other options along the spectrum, including hoodies, t-shirts, the full… Read more »


Feb 10
Review: Bared To You by Sylvia Day

Review: Bared To You by Sylvia Day

“Graceful,” “strong”, “sliding fluidly”, “moved with animal grace and arrogant economy”, “turning in a leisurely pivot,” and “easy and unhurried stride.”  If you had to guess, to whom or what do those phrases refer? A leopard?  Olympic champion sprinter Usain Bolt?  Figure skater Michelle Kwan?  Certainly, those descriptions could apply to any or all of them, but in this case, these are phrases describing the walking habits of Gideon Cross, the love interest in Bared to You. I noticed all… Read more »


Feb 09
Review: The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa

Review: The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa

“The Immortal Rules” is one of the best books I’ve read in quite some time. It’s certainly among the best vampire novels I’ve read, and I’ve read quite a few. Allie lives in a walled-in dystopian society, ruled by vampires. Some humans are used by vampires to provide a regular blood supply to their masters. Other humans, like Allie, live on the fringes, scavenging for food, and struggling every day to survive. Normal vampires are not the only concern; there… Read more »


Feb 08
Movie Musings – The Impossible

Movie Musings – The Impossible

The Impossible Starring: Naomi Watts, Ewan McGregor Directed by: Juan Antonio Bayona Rated PG-13 Released December 21, 2012 Purchase on Amazon Rotten Tomatoes Synopsis: Maria, Henry and their three sons begin their winter vacation in Thailand, looking forward to a few days in tropical paradise. But on the morning of December 26th, as the family relaxes around the pool after their Christmas festivities the night before, a terrifying roar rises up from the center of the earth. As Maria freezes in… Read more »


Feb 08
Review: Life After Death by Damien Echols

Review: Life After Death by Damien Echols

No matter what your views on crime and punishment in the United States in general, or on the death penalty in particular, Damien Echols’ memoir is certain to move you, challenge you, and devastate you. I only became aware of the “West Memphis Three” story a few years ago. I’ve since watched the HBO “Paradise Lost” documentaries with alternating degrees of sympathy and horror. I’ve always wanted to believe that our justice system functions (mostly) fairly and objectively, despite the… Read more »


Feb 08
Review: Poison Princess by Kresley Cole

Review: Poison Princess by Kresley Cole

  I have read all of Kresley Cole’s Immortals After Dark series, and I’ve read two of her historical romances. She is one of my favorite authors, and when I heard she was coming out with a YA series, I fully believed she could write a book that would appeal to older readers like me. I’m happy to say that she succeeded wonderfully. Those familiar with the IAD series are used to Kresley’s superb writings of the supernatural world. Poison… Read more »


Feb 06
Review: Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

Review: Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

You touch her, you die. That is Juliette’s life in Shatter Me, a combination dystpoian/post-apocalyptic novel. We learn that there was some man-made environmental catastrophe that killed off much of the Earth’s plant and animal life, and human life along with it. A group calling themselves The Re-Establishment has seized control, promising that they have the solutions to the world’s ills. These solutions primarily involve ruling with an iron fist. When the story opens, Juliette has been imprisoned for nine… Read more »


Feb 06
Review: Where She Went by Gayle Forman

Review: Where She Went by Gayle Forman

“Where She Went,” the sequel to If I Stay, is a very different story, and not only because the sequel is narrated by Adam, rather than Mia. If you read “If I Stay,” (and if you didn’t, I highly recommend it), you know that it ended with an incredible cliffhanger, and here with the sequel, we have the resolution. Maybe Gayle Forman has more of a knack writing romance from the male perspective, but I have a much better sense… Read more »