The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness

The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness

When I was five or six years old, my older brother convinced me to go on the Haunted House ride with him at the local show. I was pretty scared, and knew my big brother wouldn’t protect me from anything, and didn’t particularly want to go, but I thought if I didn’t do it now […]

Never Never by Brianna Shrum

Never Never by Brianna Shrum

SUMMARY A prequel and retelling of JM Barrie’s classic children’s novel Peter Pan and Wendy from the primary antagonist’s point of view, Never Never follows Hook as he is taken from London by a marvelous, clever, flying part-fairy ageless boy and shows in detail how James turned from being a proud young boy who couldn’t […]

Ash & Bramble by Sarah Prineas

Ash & Bramble by Sarah Prineas

SUMMARY When Pin dares to escape her slavery of making fairytale clothing for a magical Godmother, she and her Shoemaker friend are captured and catapulted into an irresistible world where the prince is having a ball and no one recalls their past. This original Cinderella retelling has more twists than you can shake a bramble […]

ARC Book Review: Witch Hunter by Virginia Boecker

ARC Book Review: Witch Hunter by Virginia Boecker

I’ve lost all enthusiasm for this book at 14% through. I don’t like how Elizabeth is painted to be with wonderful witch hunter because she just keeps screwing up. And I understand it’s not her fault, it’s the plot conspiring against her so we feel sympathy, but I really can’t suspend my disbelief enough to […]

ARC Book Review: Naked by Stacey Trombley

ARC Book Review: Naked by Stacey Trombley

SUMMARY Anna has spent three years living in New York as an underage prostitute. When she’s sent back home, she hopes she can keep the secret of her old life as she tries to adjust to her new one.  WORLDBUILDING Well, although I didn’t like Anna very much, I completely accept the worldbuilding. I know […]

Book Blitz + Giveaway: Naked by Stacey Trombley

Book Blitz + Giveaway: Naked by Stacey Trombley

True Puppy Love by Stacey Trombley In my novel NAKED Anna has just one unconditional love. The kind of love that doesn’t, not ever, not once, judge her for her past or things she’s done. This love is special and no—it’s not Jackson. It’s Zara, her parent’s Rottweiler. Their relationship starts off pretty sticky but […]

ARC Book Review: Illusionarium by Heather Dixon

ARC Book Review: Illusionarium by Heather Dixon

SUMMARY In an alternate steampunk 1800s London, a young surgeon-to-be Jonathon is required to find the cure to a deadly illness affecting the world’s women by competing in an parallel world’s competition of illusion creating, but there’s more to illusions and other worlds than meets the eye. WORLDBUILDING Oh my god where do I even […]

ARC Book Review: Crimson Bound by Rosamund Hodge

ARC Book Review: Crimson Bound by Rosamund Hodge

You’d be entirely forgiven for thinking that Crimson Bound had something to do with Hodge’s first novel, Cruel Beauty. Both books reference red on the cover. Both cover make use of the initials CB Both books use the same font for the title Both books feature a spiral on the cover With a girl wearing […]

ARC Review: The Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows

ARC Review: The Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows

Please note: this is a review of the sample offered on Edelweiss, which was about one-third of the total book (Part 1), and is not a review of the complete book. SUMMARY Wilhemenia is the orphaned queen of a conquered kingdom, a girl disguised as a refugee duchess in an enemy kingdom helping to free […]