Book Review: No One Dies in the Garden of Syn (The Garden of Syn Book 1) by Michael Seidelman

Syn has spent her whole life struggling with cystic fibrosis, until one day she's pushed into a pond and wakes up in a strange place called "the garden" where illness doesn't exist and she can live symptom-free, but the longer she stays, the more danger she finds. She wants to get home, but, when she realizes this place might have something to do with her parents' disappearance, she's determined...
 

The Weekly Update: 5/29/16

This is going to be a sad commentary on my dependency on technology, but my internet and cable went down for a few hours the other night, and I had nothing to do because even the book I was reading was borrowed online, and all I could think about was how I couldn't even post a status update to tell everyone that my internet was down. And then I thought about how I was going to have to start a...
 

Book Review: Girl on a Wire (Girl on a Wire Book 1) by Gwenda Bond

Jules, a wire walker, gets an opportunity to join a traveling circus with her family of performers, and she persuades them to take it despite the bad blood between her family and the Garcias, another family in the show. Jules just wants to follow her dreams to be like her wire walking idol, but strange, magical, dangerous things start happening, and Jules teams up Remy Garcia, the boy who's...
 

Book Review: Triad Blood by ‘Nathan Burgoine

Luc (a vampire), Anders (an incubus), and Curtis (a wizard), shunned and bullied for being lone creatures and thus easy targets, have defied tradition by creating their own triad rather than joining others of their own kind. But not everyone in the supernatural world is happy about their bond and the strength that comes with it, and they'll have to face-off against the powerful vampire Renard if...
 

Short Story Review: Three by ‘Nathan Burgoine

Luc, a vampire, and Anders, an incubus, are both alone without a coterie or pack to keep them safe. When they both go for the same prey on one of the few nights they're able to hunt without being harassed by others of their own kind, they decide to work together, and they end up finding a chance at freedom neither of them realized they could...
 

Bookish Musings: Why Is It Always Love?

I know many people are tired of almost every single book they read, especially young adult, having romance in it. But that's not what this post is about. I actually do like when books have romance in them. My issue is that the romance is always an all-powerful, consuming, life-altering, earth-shattering love. Why is it always like that? I don't know why it's always like that, but it bothers me...
 

Book Review: Braineater Jones by Stephen Kozeniewski

When Braineater Jones wakes up in a swimming pool with a bullet hole in his chest, he doesn't know who he is, where he is, or how he died, but he soon finds out that alcohol is the only thing that keeps him from turning into a true brain-eating monster. He quickly gets himself set up as a private detective for the dead, ends up with a severed head as a partner, and starts off his new undead life...
 

Cover Characteristics: Book Covers featuring Only the Backs of People

I can't do this! I can't choose just ten covers! Ok fine, I can. But there are A LOT of book covers with only the backs of people on them. Like, A LOT. And when I realized this, I told myself I wasn't going to freak out, I was just going to find some and choose ten without worrying whether I was missing other amazing ones or that I was choosing the "wrong" ones from the ones I had compiled. BUT...
 

The Weekly Update: 5/22/16

Would you believe I have no news this week? My life has just been same old, same old. The laptop has been shipped off for repair for the third time. The weather has been nicely hot, though a bit stormy, which sucks for grocery shopping. I'm all caught up on my shows. Oh, I am dealing with Best Buy and a rather large refund I never received, and I'm starting to get worried, but someone is working...
 

Short Story: All’s Fair in Love, Ice Cream, and Power Outages (Part 1)

I originally posted this in 2015, but I kind of buried it and eventually took it down. So some of you might've seen it before, but most of you probably haven't. Anyway, I'm splitting it up into two or three parts to post it since it's over 2000 words, so here's Part 1 of a random, kind of cutesy short story of mine...