Friday Favorite Five: Fantasy Tropes

For previous posts and future FFF topics check out my Friday Favorite Five page here. Favorite Five Fantasy Tropes I always see a lot of discussion around tropes. Whether they are good or bad or overused or which ones people like. I'm of a mind that tropes became tropes for a reason -- people liked... Continue Reading →


Book Review: Lovestruck by Kate Watson

Summary: Sixteen-year-old cupid-in-training Kali is in an Olympus-sized mountain of trouble. Rule number one in arrow-toting matchmaking: don't stick yourself. But accidents happen, and Kali instantly falls hard for her indie rock, bass-playing target, Benicio. The God of Love is going to kill her. Even if he is her dad. Being the daughter of Eros... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Dracul by Dacre Stoker and J.D. Barker

Summary: The prequel to Dracula, inspired by notes and texts left behind by the author of the classic novel, Dracul is a riveting novel of gothic suspense that reveals not only Dracula's true origins but Bram Stoker's -- and the tale of the enigmatic woman who connects them. It is 1868, and a twenty-one-year-old Bram... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Minimum Wage Magic by Rachel Aaron

Summary: The DFZ, the metropolis formerly known as Detroit, is the world’s most magical city with a population of nine million and zero public safety laws. That’s a lot of mages, cybernetically enhanced chrome heads, and mythical beasties who die, get into debt, and otherwise fail to pay their rent. When they can’t pay their... Continue Reading →

This Week in Reading: Finally Making Progress Again

Well, I think I'm finally getting a bit back on track with things. I've only got a few more 'must read because they're past due or almost due' books to get through. I'm still, of course, getting distracted by other books, but as long as I'm also reading some I need to read then I... Continue Reading →

Book Review: The Kingdom of Copper by S.A. Chakraborty

Summary: Nahri’s life changed forever the moment she accidentally summoned Dara, a formidable, mysterious djinn, during one of her schemes. Whisked from her home in Cairo, she was thrust into the dazzling royal court of Daevabad and quickly discovered she would need all her grifter instincts to survive there. Now, with Daevabad entrenched in the... Continue Reading →

Monthly Wrap Up: February 2019

Another month of 2019 down, where is this year going so quickly? Well, as most of you know I've spent the entire month playing catch up still. I had some crazy stuff going on at the start of the month that made things difficult but I feel like, here at the end, I'm finally starting... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Of Blood and Bone by Nora Roberts

Summary: They look like an everyday family living an ordinary life. But beyond the edges of this peaceful farm, unimaginable forces of light and dark have been unleashed. Fallon Swift, approaching her thirteenth birthday, barely knows the world that existed before—the city where her parents lived, now in ruins and reclaimed by nature since the... Continue Reading →

Friday Favorite Five: Fairytale Retellings

For previous posts and future FFF topics check out my Friday Favorite Five page here. Favorite Five Fairytale Retellings I really love a great retelling of a fairytale. Whether it's retelling the tale straight forwardly, adding some new twist, or it's only marginally recognizable as the original story, there are so many interesting ways to... Continue Reading →

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