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Book Thoughts: The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty

June 26, 2017

Complex and mesmerizing, The City of Brass is an intricate tale full of betrayal and devastating histories. Chakraborty’s smooth and concise writing excels most with the worldbuilding, which draws on Middle Eastern locations, beliefs, and folklore. The world is wonderfully intricate with political factions, wars, social castes, and magic that blend together to create a rich and believable setting that is rooted in reality with a proper dash…

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Book Thoughts: The Thorn and the Blossom by Theodora Goss

December 5, 2016

When a coworker first told me about Theodora Goss’s The Thorn and the Blossom, I thought it sounded interesting, especially the accordion-style format and dual narrative. But when they brought in their copy for me to borrow, the book got lost in the TBR pile shuffle. Finally, wanting to set the book free, I brought it home—and devoured it. I definitely recommend picking up a copy! Here’s what I…

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Review: Wildalone by Krassi Zourkova

January 7, 2015
Wildalone by Krassi Zourkova

Wildalone by Krassi Zourkova William Morrow Finished: 10/25/2014 Krassi Zourkova’s Wildalone is an intoxicating debut. Zourkova weaves an intriguing tale that blends Bulgarian and Greek mythology in a unique way. At times, the writing falters, yet it possesses an ethereal quality that keeps the plot, pacing, and descriptions in tact. Thea is a bit too naïve at times, but she remains a likeable heroine and narrator with an…

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Review: Deathless by Catherynne M. Valente

January 6, 2015
Deathless by Catherynne M. Valente

Deathless by Catherynne M. Valente Tor Books Read/Finished: 12/31/2014—1/1/2015 Catherynne M. Valente’s Deathless is a sprawling and visceral tale that expertly weaves Russian mythology and history together in a seamless manner. Valente’s writing is, quite simply, captivating and lush, and she evokes a perfectly grim and almost suffocating atmosphere. Marya Morevna’s transformation from a wild-eyed girl to the bride of Koschei the Deathless is fascinating to watch, if…

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Cover Reveal: A LITTLE TOO HOT by Lisa Desrochers

November 21, 2013

I am so excited to help reveal the cover for Lisa Desrocher’s A Little Too Hot! I’m not sure if y’all are ready for this hotness! You are? You sure? Well, before we get to the cover, let’s take a look at what the book’s about: From USA Today bestselling author Lisa Desrochers, comes the third book in her sizzling New Adult series. If you play with fire……

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Review: The White Queen by Philippa Gregory

August 5, 2013

It’s not often that I read historical fiction, but when Starz announced their plans to adapt Philippa Gregory’s bestselling Cousins’ War series into a show, I became enthralled by the story’s premise. As a fan of strong women in history, I was immediately drawn to the fact that the series tells the stories of the women and their roles in the War of the Roses/Cousins’ War. But what…

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In My Mailbox (20): Sizzling Romance and Royal Drama

July 13, 2013

The Story Siren Wow, it’s been a long time since I’ve done an IMM post! I haven’t done one since January apparently. Goodness. 🙂 I bought and received some really exciting titles this week and can’t wait to dive right in! Harlequin sent me ARCs for Lori Foster’s Getting Rowdy and My Favorite Mistake by Chelsea M. Cameron, both of which are bound to be amazing. I also found a…

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Review: Promise Me by Richard Paul Evans

December 13, 2010

Beth Cardall has a secret. For eighteen years, she has had no choice but to keep it to herself, but on Christmas Eve 2008, all that is about to change.For Beth, 1989 was a year marked by tragedy. Her life was falling apart: her six-year-old daughter, Charlotte, was suffering from an unidentifiable illness; her marriage transformed from a seemingly happy and loving relationship to one full of betrayal…

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Review: My Name is Memory by Ann Brashares

July 6, 2010

When I first heard about Ann Brashare’s novel, My Name is Memory, I thought, “Wow! This book sounds perfect!” So, after a few months of waiting, I finally was able to buy a copy and add it to my pile to read. Unfortunately, upon finishing it, my high hopes for the novel were not met. There wasn’t too much I disliked about the novel, but there was enough…

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Review: Of Bees and Mist by Erick Setiawan

July 2, 2010

Thanks to the lovely people at Simon & Schuster, particularly Kelly, I had the wonderful opportunity to review the new paperback edition of Erick Setiawan’s novel, Of Bees and Mist. I didn’t know what to expect from the novel, seeing as it appeared to be a story of family bonds, love, and the supernatural. After reading it, I found it to be more about family bonds than love…

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Review: Wind Warrior by Cynthia Roberts

June 21, 2010

Wind Warrior was my first adult romance novel and prior to reading it I was a bit nervous. Since my “specialty” is young adult novels, I didn’t know what to expect from Cynthia Roberts’ debut. What I found, however, was that Wind Warrior is a culturally rich story about love and loss. Cynthia Roberts’ writing is descriptive, but not overly so. Through her words, she has created detailed…

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Author Interview: Cynthia Roberts

June 15, 2010

Cynthia Roberts is the author of the adult-romance novel, Wind Warrior, which is currently available. Ms. Roberts is an extremely friendly person and I am so glad that my first adult-book review will be of her novel. I hope everyone enjoys reading the interview and if you’d like more information on Ms. Roberts and her writing, please visit her OFFICIAL WEBSITE. Who or what inspired you to become…