3 out of 5 Stars This was another one of those novels I stumbled upon at my local library. The premise sounded intriguing--an interwoven story spanning generations. Vikings, vampires, pilots, an archeologist... How could I go wrong? The Blurb Have you ever had the feeling that you've lived another life? Been somewhere that has felt … Continue reading Book Review: Midwinterblood by Marcus Sedgewick
Yikes! It's been a while since I've posted a writing update (back in November...). To be honest, I haven't gotten a lot of actual "writing" done since my last update, but that doesn't mean I haven't been busy. What have I been up to? Back in November, I threw out a call looking for beta … Continue reading Leaping into the Query Trenches (Again…)
Welcome to C2E2 2019! Another year of C2E2, the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo, is off to a spectacular start. We saw plenty a amazing artists, cool cosplayers, beautiful booths, various vendors, and prize-winning panels (like that alliteration I did there? lol). But seriously--C2E2 has been an invigorating experience so far, and I can't wait … Continue reading C2E2 2019!
4 out of 5 Stars! It's no secret that I love fairy tale retellings. And I might be just a little bit addicted to anything Beauty and the Beast in particular (costumes, novels, my own writing, etc). When I learned about this new novel, I couldn't help but snatch it up 🙂 The Blurb Fall … Continue reading Book Review: A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer
Wow! I have to apologize for my unexpected hiatus. I've been pretty swamped with work and other projects lately, so my blog has kind of fallen by the wayside (beyond my weekly book reviews). Life is still super busy, but I figured I needed to post something to celebrate the approach of C2E2! What is … Continue reading Almost Time for C2E2 2019!!!
5 out of 5 Stars Full disclosure- I received a free copy of The Crymost in exchange for an honest review. I've read some of Wild's short stories in the past and loved his gritty yet realistic writing style, so I was excited to learn he was finally publishing a full-length novel 🙂 The Blurb … Continue reading Book Review: The Crymost by Dean H. Wild
4 out of 5 Stars I've always loved novels with monsters, but sometimes I get sick of so many stories about vampires and werewolves. So when I discovered this one featuring gargoyles at my local library, I figured I'd give it a read 🙂 The Blurb After a bizarre accident, Ingrid Waverly is forced to … Continue reading Book Review: The Beautiful and the Cursed by Page Morgan
4 out of 5 Stars! Holly Black is the queen of fairy stories. But honestly, between The Spiderwick Chronicles, The Cruel Prince series, and The Darkest Part of the Forest, this girl's got skills 🙂 So I figured it was about time I go back and finally read some of her Modern Faerie Tale series. … Continue reading Book Review: Tithe by Holly Black