White Space by Ilsa J Bick

White Space by Ilsa J Bick

I quit this book at 14%. I’ll be honest: there’s nothing particularly wrong with this book. So it’s getting a DNF rather than the 1 star I usually leave for books I don’t finish. I just don’t think I have the patience to sit through 560 pages of POV jumping when nothing has made me […]

The Leveller by Julia Durango

The Leveller by Julia Durango

SUMMARY The world is obsessed with a virtual simulation called MeaParadisus, or MEEP. It’s strictly a solo game where people can live out their fantasies. Nixy can (illegally) enter other people’s games courtesy of her beta code (courtesy of her parents, who both work with the MEEP) and extract them if they’re illegally staying too […]

Anything to Have You by Paige Harbison

Anything to Have You by Paige Harbison

SUMMARY Natalie and Brooke’s friendship is put to the test when they and those they love keep secrets from each other. WORLDBUILDING For the most part I bought the contemporary setting of Anything to Have You. The dialogue was almost hyperreal and the depiction of the landscape changing throughout the seasons made me yearn for […]

Ice Like Fire by Sara Raasch

Ice Like Fire by Sara Raasch

SUMMARY While Winter has been freed from Angra’s slavery, Meira must find the balance between queen and soldier, fight to keep her kingdom from the hands of Cordell, and in the mean time find the keys hidden in other kingdoms that will open the door to the magical chasm and hopefully make an alliance or […]

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 […]