Book Review: The Watcher’s Son (Dale Bruyer Book 3) by J.L. Aarne

Dale and James have wronged a lot of people, but now one of them is back for revenge, and since he can't get to James, he's going after Dale and the people Dale cares about. But he's using a strange kind of magic that Dale has never encountered, and if he can't figure out how to counter it, he may have to give up and give the man what he...
 

Bookish Musings: Separating the Author from the Book (Part 2)

A few months ago I had a discussion about whether or not it's possible to still enjoy a book even if you don't like the author as a person. Some of you mentioned the reverse---whether or not the content in a book indicates who an author is as a person. I actually did want to talk about that as well, but it seemed like too much for one post, so here is the second half of the...
 

Book Review: The Ledberg Runestone (The Jonah Heywood Chronicles Book 1) by Patrick Donovan

Jonah is a shaman with an addiction to alcohol and debt owed to some very bad people, which is why he accepts a job to obtain a powerful runestone even though he knows the job is probably going to be bad news. But as he gets further entangled in this job and with the Carver brothers, things go from bad to worse, and he'll have to think on his feet if he wants to keep himself and those he cares...
 

Update: Life and Books (1/14/18)

I haven't posted one of these update posts since the 31st, so of course I have to say, it's a new year! And a new year has brought with it a new post title! Yep, I switched from "The Weekly Update" to "Life and Books" since these posts aren't weekly anymore. I'm trying out the new title, seeing how I like it. Anyway, I am having the most amazing start to my bookish year! (If only my real life...
 

Book Review: Reaping Havoc (Reaping Havoc Book 1) by AJ Rose

Mitch is a reaper, which means he's going to be immortal and look the age of 24 for the next couple hundred years until his aging kicks back in, and he's vowed not to fall in love until then because he can't bear to watch men he loves grow old and die. But then Nate shows up in town with a soul attached to him, slips past Mitch's emotional defenses, and complicates...
 

Bookish Musings: How Much Do We Really Discuss Specific Books?

I'm having a bookish problem. And the problem is that I feel like I rarely ever get to actually discuss specific books. See, I read a book, I review the book, I get some comments (mostly from people who haven't read the book), I read some other reviews on Goodreads, maybe I mention or recommend the book in other types of posts... and that's it. There's no actual discussion going on in there!...
 

Book Review: The Shadow Weave (Spell Weaver Book 2) by Annette Marie

Having escaped the Underworld, Clio and Lyre's next step is to get to the Overworld in order to convince Bastion that the stolen KLOC spell is too dangerous to use. But first they'll have to find someone who can bring them to the Overworld, which won't be easy considering all the reapers and assassins after them, including...
 

Book Review: The Queen of the Damned (The Vampire Chronicles Book 3) by Anne Rice

Akasha has risen from her slumber thanks to Lestat's music, and now she's come for him so that he can stand beside her as she enacts her twisted plan to create world peace and become a god to the people. Meanwhile, the few remaining vampires gather to learn the story of the twins and to figure out what to...
 

Bookish Musings: My 2018 Bookish Goals

Ok, so, I'm using the word "goals," but these aren't things I'm forcing myself to do out of some obligatory feeling; these are things I want to do, things that will make me happy if I do them. But I like to have these "goals" written down as a reminder since it's easy to be led astray by all the shinies out there! So, well, here they are...
 

Book Review: Rebel Faerie (Creepy Hollow Book 9) by Rachel Morgan

Emerson and Calla have escaped, but they still have to figure out where the rest of their team has been taken and rescue them. But no mission ever goes as planned, the Guild is still attempting to hunt down all the remaining Griffin Gifted, Roarke is exposing magic to the human world, and Emerson's ability might be her best chance of saving everyone she cares...