Category Archives: Reading

Cover Characteristics: Book Covers featuring Skulls

Alright, guys, I admit I had to throw this post together rather quickly, so I didn't get to look through a whole lot of covers, but I'm still pretty happy with what I found. I ended up reusing a few that I've used for other topics, but, in my defense, they really are great covers, so they deserve to be used more than once! And I love when we get topics that are perfect for urban fantasy books, so...
 

Book Review: Nightstruck by Jenna Black

When Becket unknowingly opens a door between worlds and lets dark magic loose upon Philadelphia, strange and terrifying things start happening every night as soon as the sun goes down---like inanimate objects changing, coming to life, and killing people. Then the night magic starts calling to certain people and luring them in, making them just as dangerous as the objects, if not more. As problems...
 

Book Review: How to Date Dead Guys (The Witch’s Handbook Book 1) by Ann M. Noser

When Emma's crush, Mike, drowns in the campus river on her watch, she, along with Mike's family, blames herself. Unable to stand the guilt and grief, she uses a spell from a mysterious book to try and raise him from the dead... but she gets Sam instead, a suicide victim who jumped into the river last year, Jake, a former frat boy, and some others, each with their own story. Feeling responsible...
 

Bookish Musings: Do You Prefer Male or Female Protagonists?

Let's talk protags! Or more specifically, the gender of protags. Because we might all be human, and maybe males and females aren't all that different, and therefore authors are just supposed to focus on writing a character, not a man or a woman... but there are still certain ways of thinking and behaviors that are more common in males and others that are more common in females. And there are...
 

Book Review: Hereafter (Afterlife Book 1) by Terri Bruce

Irene finds herself on the side of the road but can't remember how she got there or exactly what happened last night; it's not until she meets Jonah, a 14-year-old boy with a passion for all things afterlife, that she realizes she's dead. But being stuck as a ghost on earth where no one can hear her, the food has no taste, the alcohol doesn't get her drunk, and terrifying monsters attack her...
 

Book Review: Princess of Tyrone (The Fairytale Galaxy Chronicles Book 1) by Katie Hamstead

Apolline has lived her whole life raised by three fairies on an outer-perimeter planet, spending her days hunting and trading in town, never once imagining she could be the missing princess in the stories she's been told. When she and Allard meet one day, they both know they can't start a relationship because they're both betrothed to people they've never met, but they can't stay away from each...
 

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...