• 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

Jul 01
Review: Conversion by Katherine Howe

Review: Conversion by Katherine Howe

Conversion combines a modern story of bizarre occurrences at an exclusive prep school alongside a recounting of the Salem Witch Trials.  Colleen Rowley is the narrator of the modern story set mostly in her school in Danvers, Massachusetts.  She’s in her senior year at school, she’s fighting to become valedictorian, and she has her sights set on Harvard.  This is enough pressure for any teenager, but life gets even more stressful when Colleen’s classmates fall victim to a strange ailment… Read more »


Jun 27
Stacking the Shelves: June 28, 2014

Stacking the Shelves: June 28, 2014

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. Who else is enjoying the World Cup this year?  I suppose that depends on the country you’re cheering. 🙂  But I love that… Read more »


Jun 26
Review: I Am the Mission by Allen Zadoff

Review: I Am the Mission by Allen Zadoff

I really enjoyed the first book in this series, I Am the Weapon, although I read it under its previous title, Boy Nobody.  In this sequel, the assassin, nicknamed Boy Nobody, is sent on a new mission.  My main problem with the story is that this felt so similar to the previous book – he is to assassinate a powerful man, but allows himself to get too close to the target’s child(ren), a major violation of his training.  It also… Read more »


Jun 24
Review: Complicit by Stephanie Kuehn

Review: Complicit by Stephanie Kuehn

Complicit is Stephanie Kuehn’s excellent follow-up to her excellent debut, Charm & Strange.  Both novels feature some similar characteristics: a male POV exhibiting some psychological issues, past physical and/or emotional trauma, a big twist, a gut-punch of an ending, and Kuehn’s beautiful writing style.  This time, though, I was not surprised by the twist.  I thought it was telegraphed quite clearly at several points, and because I’d read Charm & Strange, I was already on the lookout.  But figuring out… Read more »


Jun 20
Stacking the Shelves: June 21, 2014

Stacking the Shelves: June 21, 2014

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. The Steam Summer Sale started on Thursday!  Any other gamers out there excited for this?  For those of you who are unfamiliar, twice… Read more »


Jun 18
Review: The Here and Now by Ann Brashares

Review: The Here and Now by Ann Brashares

The best part about The Here and Now is this quote by Stephen Hawking at the beginning of the book, “If time travel were possible, we’d be inundated by tourists from the future.” I had never heard that quote before, but after reading it, I thought, “Of course!” It’s heard to argue with this logic. But it’s also a bit depressing to think that time travel will never be possible. So, we will have to be content with books and… Read more »


Jun 17
Review: The Girl With All the Gifts by M.R. Carey

Review: The Girl With All the Gifts by M.R. Carey

The Girl with All the Gifts might be my favorite book of 2014 (so far).  It’s certainly in my top 5.  Before I discuss the book, I have to discuss the synopsis.  I feel like I’ve been complaining about synopses a lot recently, usually because they don’t reflect the tone of the book.  This is probably the most egregious example.  The synopsis is written as though a very young child with a very limited vocabulary is speaking.  You would rightfully… Read more »


Jun 14

Speculations on the Game of Thrones Season Four Finale

In less than 24 hours, I will be equal parts ecstatic and distressed.  The fourth season finale of Game of Thrones will air.  I’m not ready for it to end!  At the end of last season, I stated that I was going to read all of the books before the start of this season, at least up through Storm of Swords.  Guess what?  It didn’t happen.  I still haven’t even cracked open the first book.  On Sunday night, I assume I’ll… Read more »