Bookish Musings: The Good Thing About Bad Books

I know, I know, books are subjective. So is there such thing as a "bad" book? I don't know. What I do know is that there is such thing as books we individually think are bad, or that we just don't like. And this post is not a debate about whether there are bad books or what makes a book bad, it's simply about the good things these bad books have to offer. See, if you've read my about page, you...
 

Cover Characteristics: Book Covers featuring Kissing

"Is this a kissing book?" Yes, child from The Princess Bride movie whose name I don't actually know, these are totally kissing books. Maybe. Actually I have no clue, but they do have kissing on the covers! The thing about book covers with kissing is, I don't have anything against them, I just don't tend to like the style of covers that feature this particular topic. Or rather, books with people...
 

Book Review: Soulless (Once Wicked Book 1) by Sarah J. Pepper

When Piper fell in love with Declan, AKA Rumplestiltskin, she didn't realize the havoc it would wreak on her life and how much it would change her---literally. Sharing the incubus curse with him means she has to drain people of their lives in order to live hers, but Piper doesn't know if she's capable of living that way, and she doesn't know if her relationship with Declan is capable of...
 

Book Review: Unleash the Storm (Steel & Stone Book 5) by Annette Marie

Piper, Ash, Lyre, and the draconians are hiding in the Underworld, but they soon find out that Samael may not be their only threat. When more discoveries about Ash's heritage come to light and a daemon war gets closer than ever to breaking out on earth, Piper must use everything she's learned and the help of everyone she knows to save Ash from an ancient power, save herself from being controlled...
 

Book Review: Tempest by Cari Z

When Colm travels to Caithmor, he quickly finds himself living a happy life with a roof over his head, a family who accepts him, a job that allows him to use his "knack" for sensing fish in the water, and a sense of freedom he never felt in his hometown. He also finds himself in love with Nichol, but, as each of them struggles through their own hardships, including the discovery of what Colm's...
 

Book Review: Rises the Night (The Gardella Vampire Hunters Book 2) by Colleen Gleason

Victoria is back to slaying vampires after a much needed leave of absence, but this time her duty as a Venator takes her to Italy where a powerful vampire is working create his own army of the dead using, something that will have disastrous consequences if he succeeds. But turning to Sebastian of all people for help is not something Victoria is happy about, especially as she uncovers more secrets...
 

Bookish Musings: Ten Things that Turn Me Off in Book Blurbs

We all talk about covers a lot because they're the first thing that get our attention and draw us in to take a closer look at a book. But the next step in the book decision process is reading the blurb to determine if it's a story you're actually interested in, right? As much as I say I sometimes read books solely for their covers, I actually don't. I don't grab books from random genres that I...
 

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Traits that Make Me Love a Character

I have no idea what characters other people like or dislike, and I mostly read indie books, so this week's topic is another one of those topics that's just too difficult for me. That's why I've tweaked it! I've come to realize there are certain things that usually make me immediately start to love a character. I'm not talking the typical personality traits like brooding or sarcastic---those are...
 

Cover Characteristics: Book Covers featuring Hands

Wow! There are A LOT of gorgeous book covers out there that prominently feature hands on them. I had a ridiculously hard time narrowing down my choices, so I can definitely see this being a topic I do a part 2 for---there are so many more covers I still want to share with you all! But, as usual, I somehow managed to choose just ten ;-) and I don't have a whole to say about hands other than they...
 

Graphic Novel Review: Saga Vol. 5 by Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples

Marko and IV have become unlikely allies, united against a common enemy, along with Ghus and Yuma, but have so far been unsuccessful in their mission and are struggling more and more each day to get along even moderately well. Meanwhile, Gwen, Sophie, and The Brand are working on obtaining what they need to cure The Will, and Alana, Kiara, and Hazel are fighting against enemies of their...