literature

Negative Reviews: Integrity or Just Mean?

So here’s my question: should reviewers post bad reviews? You’ve read a book, you’ve either finished it an thought to yourself ‘the f* did I just read?!’ or maybe you melodramatically shredded it an fed it to your pet gerbil, Gerald. What next? Personally, I can’t bring myself to write a bad review – I […]

Review: Everealm by J. D. Wright

    SYNOPSIS: Breestlin cannot escape her destiny to become ruler of her father’s kingdom, but she never planned to become queen at twenty-three years of age. Upon the return of her first love, Rowan, Bree must quickly learn how to adapt to both her new responsibilities as a ruler and her inability to suppress […]

Why I’m Cooling Off On The YA Genre

As you’re no doubt aware, given the number of reviews I’ve been writing recently, I’ve been reading. A lot. Many of the books that have crossed my path for review recently have been young adult titles and though they’re pretty good in their own right, I’m going to be making sure that only about 1 […]

Review: The Time Thief by Charles Stoll

  Synopsis: The Time Thief is one of those rare novels in which each of the five main characters has a true cause of their own: Professor Royale, whose theories on time are unique and provocative, will make the reader reevaluate their own concepts of time. The professor’s father, Marvin, Sr., who seeks the sweet […]

Review: The Warlock and the Wolf by Delfy Hall

      SYNOPSIS: A scientist. A warlock. A wolf. These three will determine the fate of Holland. In 1647, Holland no longer persecutes witches, and many people don’t believe in witchcraft, including Mina Walraven, a young scientist. Descended from freed slaves, orphan Mina trains as a naturalist in The Hague. She dreams of becoming […]

Review: The Masked City by Genevieve Cogman

    Librarian-spy Irene is working undercover in an alternative London when her assistant Kai goes missing. She discovers he’s been kidnapped by the fae faction and the repercussions could be fatal. Not just for Kai, but for whole worlds. Kai’s dragon heritage means he has powerful allies, but also powerful enemies in the form […]

Review: Yonder – A Southern Haunting by LeeAnne Hansen

Summoned by the news of her dying father, Isabel Delilah Jones escapes from New York City, broken hearted and disillusioned, back to her small Mississippi town. She is welcomed smack dab into a bizarre inheritance, a complex war for her affection between two former best friends, a dire haunting from an unknown child, and a […]