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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…


Cover Gallery: YA Fifteeners

October 28, 2014

Anything Could Happen by Will Walton (5/26/15): What I love most about this cover is how simple it is. The dark and faded blue palette works really well with the burst of light from the flare and the lights in the background. I also love how contemplative and hopeful the model seems and the way he’s been posed. He’s also cute, so, you know, yay. The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly by Stephanie Oakes (6/9/15): This…


Waiting on Wednesday: Forest of Whispers by Jennifer Murgia

August 20, 2014

FOREST OF WHISPERS by Jennifer Murgia September 9, 2014 | Spencer Hill Press I first fell in love with Jennifer Murgia with her debut, Angel Star. And now she’s coming back in full force with Forest of Whispers, a historical tale featuring witches. I’ve always loved witch stories and Jennifer has a unique knack of putting a fresh spin on familiar subjects, so I’m excited to see what she has in…

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Review: Some Unquiet Place by Kelsey Sutton

July 18, 2014
Some Quiet Place

Some Quiet Place by Kelsey Sutton Publisher: Flux Release Date: 7/8/2013 Read/Finished: 7/12/2014 I first heard of Kelsey Sutton’s Some Quiet Place last year in the months leading up to BEA. I was fortunate enough to meet Kelsey and have her sign a copy of the book at the convention, but it was only recently that I finally read it. I had picked it up last summer, but…

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Throwback Thursday: Sea by Heidi R. Kling

July 17, 2014
Throwback Thursday

Sea by Heidi R. Kling Putnam Juvenile | June 10, 2010 Original Review Sea is one of those rare books that struck more than one chord with me. With gorgeous writing, an expertly woven plot, and endearing characters that teach each other and the reader important life lessons, it’s not hard to fall in love with this book. It’s clear that Heidi poured a lot of love and thoughtfulness into…


Waiting on Wednesday: A Wicked Thing by Rhiannon Thomas

July 16, 2014
A Wicked Thing

A WICKED THING by Rhiannon Thomas February 24, 2015 | Harper Teen Like many of you, I love fairy tales, especially when they’re given the YA retelling treatment. So when I stumbled across Rhiannon Thomas’s A Wicked Thing on GoodReads, I went into full booknerd mode. A Sleeping Beauty retelling that focuses on what happens after Aurora wakes up? Count. Me. In. Too bad I have to wait until February of next year. *sobs*…


Run To You Read-Along: Join the Fun

July 15, 2014
Run To You

Earlier this year, Clara Kensie’s YA serialization, Run To You, kicked-off with the first three installments – and I immediately fell in love. “Smart” and “utterly engrossing” are just some of the words I used to describe the series, and I am so excited for it to continue this month with the next three installments. To help introduce new readers to the series and to get existing fans even…

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Take a Walk on the Wild Side Blog Tour: Review/Giveaway — The Night Is Found by Kat Kruger

July 14, 2014
The Night Is Found

Kat Kruger’s The Night Is Found is a triumphant finale to her Magdeburg Trilogy. Kruger has reinvented the werewolf genre with her dark and beautiful take, and while she was already a force to be reckoned with, she has shown incredible growth as a writer over the course of the series. Connor, Madison, Amara, and Arden return in full force to bring the packs together and their struggles are both…

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Review: THE NIGHT HAS CLAWS by Kat Kruger

April 21, 2014

***   The Night Has Claws is a bold and sleek sequel that packs a powerful punch. Kat Kruger’s writing has grown even stronger since the first book and she demonstrates impressive skill through lively settings, intense action, and intricate plot points. The werewolf politics further showcase Kruger’s thoughtful and complex world, which she successfully expands in this installment. This time around, both Connor and Madison narrate the…


HUNTED: An Update

April 7, 2014

Dear Readers, If you have recently gone looking for a copy of Hunted to purchase, you may have come up empty handed. While the book is still listed on GoodReads, Amazon, and a few other sites, it is no longer available to buy, both in print and ebook. Pendrell Publishing and I have mutually parted ways, leaving Hunted‘s future in my hands. However, this is not the end. It…