Book Review: His Master’s Summons (Azgarth’s Chosen Book 1) by Cassie Sweet

When famous violinist Andres Valentine is murdered, Dr. Stanslovich, a man who has been studying the art of reanimation, refuses to let the object of his obsession stay that way. But when Andres comes back to life, he forms a bond with Dr. Stanslovich's assistant, Henri, and Andres's dark fae master sets his sights on all of them, causing the scientists to question everything they know and Henri...
 

Book Review: Cogling by Jordan Elizabeth

When Edna pulls a mysterious pocket watch from her brother's neck, she's horrified to find that he collapses into a pile of cogs. While looking for someone who can help her, she runs into Ike who explains her brother was taken by hags and replaced by a cogling, and the two of them head for the hags' swamp in order to save her brother and stop the impending hag...
 

Bookish Musings: Pros and Cons of Rereading Books

The topic of rereading may not be the most original one, it's been widely discussed I'm sure, but *I've* never discussed it, so it seemed as good a choice as any. I'm actually in the middle of rereading one of my favorite series now, so the timing was perfect, plus it means you can trust me because I'm totally an expert on the topic ;-) I never used to reread because I only thought of the...
 

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Historical Fantasy Books I’ve Read

This topic came at a perfect time because I've recently discovered, contrary to what I previously believed, that I really like historical fantasy. I know historical *fantasy* is not quite the same as non-fantasy historical books since they often alter the history, but I've found they still make interesting use of the settings and cultures, and it's still different than if the book had been set in...
 

Cover Characteristics: Book Covers featuring Skylines

I love skylines. Maybe it has something to do with growing up (and still living in) a big city. Ok, ok, I live in the suburbs of said city, but, when I write my address, it's still the city I write, so close enough. Maybe it has to do with my love of the night---the way lights glow and twinkle on skylines in contrast to the darkness of the night is almost surreal. But regardless of why, I think...
 

The Weekly Update: 1/31/16

Wow, I have definitely gotten off to a great bookish/bloggy start this year! I finally started taking my blog more seriously and getting the hang of things this past month, and I'm happy about that. Normally I just talk about the week, but with this post falling exactly on January 31st, I couldn't resist doing a bit of an update about the whole month :-) So what are all these good things you ask?...
 

Graphic Novel Review: Saga Vol. 3 by Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples

This volume rewinds a bit back to when Marko, Alana, and co. decide to head out and look for author D. Oswald Heist in the hopes that he can help them---unfortunately Robot IV is also looking for D. Oswald Heist, but in the hopes that it will lead him to Marko and Alana. Meanwhile, The Will, Gwen, and Slave Girl are stuck in a remote location until they get their ship...
 

Bookish Musings: Audiobooks, Yea or Nay?

A couple weeks ago I did a discussion post on what everyone listens to while they're reading, but a couple people mentioned audiobooks, and the whole thing got me thinking about *why* it is that I'm able to multitask with music in the background when so many others aren't and if it has anything to do with my inability to listen to audiobooks. So... I made a post about it :-) And now we shall all...
 

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Laugh Out Loud Book Blurbs

This was a hard post to put together because I only had three that I could think of off the top of my head. Aside from those, I'm lucky if I even vaguely remember what a book is about let alone whether or not I was entertained by its blurb. But TTT freebies are like the bane of my existence, and I couldn't think of anything else good, so I stuck with it. I looked through my TBR and checked out...
 

Cover Characteristics: Book Covers featuring Butterflies (2)

I couldn't find anything good for pianos (the official topic this week), and I said however many weeks back that I was going to do a part 2 for butterflies since I had so many extra, so here it is! I really don't remember what anyone else used in their butterfly post though (hell, I don't even remember what *I* used), so if used any of the same ones, I swear I didn't mean to steal it :-P At any...