Book Review: House of Royals (House of Royals Book 1) by Keary Taylor

When Alivia moves into the Conrath plantation left to her by a father she never knew, she expects to find an empty mansion and a quiet, Southern town, not to be feared by her staff, bitten by a vampire, and almost killed by Ian her first week there. But as she learns more about the town, its history, and her father and tries to figure out what the right choices are, she finds herself caught...
 

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Female Characters from Books I’ve Read This Year (2015)

It's actually not often that I find female characters I love or even like. It's not that I don't like females---I am one! But I don't seem to relate to them as often in books. Maybe it's just how they're written, what with all the pressure there is on writing females. That's why, when I do find one I like, I get ridiculously excited and obsess over them. And I'm so happy to found a few amazing...
 

Cover Characteristics: Book Covers featuring Beds

In doing this meme I have discovered there are certain things that are just not often on book covers. Beds is one of those things. I went through a lot of covers thinking things to myself such as, "I'm like 60% that's a bed she's lying on," and imagining beds where there probably weren't any. I did manage to find some good ones though. None of them are really the style of cover that I personally...
 

Updates & Info: The Weekly Update (11)

Happy late Thanksgiving/unofficial start of the holiday season to everyone! Did everyone have a good Thanksgiving? Did everyone survive Black Friday without being trampled? Did anyone actually go out at midnight on Thanksgiving? (Don't even get me started about that. Pretty soon Black Friday will be starting in August.) I actually did not even leave the house on Friday. No thank you, mobs. I'm...
 

Book Review: The Master Magician (The Paper Magician Book 3) by Charlie N. Holmberg

It's been two years since Ceony defeated Grath, and, during that time, Ceony's been practicing other forms of magic in secret, enjoying her relationship with Emery, and preparing for her magician's exam. But then Saraj, the Excisioner Emery put behind bars, escapes, and Ceony has to use her newfound magic abilities to keep herself and her loved ones...
 

Book Review: The Glass Magician (The Paper Magician Book 2) by Charlie N. Holmberg

Three months after the attack on Emery, another magician comes after Ceony and her loved ones, looking for revenge and the answer to how Ceony defeated Lira. Ceony must put all her knowledge of magic to the test, including some new secrets, and not let herself get distracted by her growing feelings for Emery in order to keep everyone she cares about...
 

Book Review: The Paper Magician (The Paper Magician Book 1) by Charlie N. Holmberg

Ceony has graduated from the Tagis Praff School for the Magically Inclined, but she's disappointed to find out she's been assigned to learn paper magic as the one and only magic she'll get to perform for the rest of her life. She's also not too sure about her quirky instructor at first, but, when Emery's heart is stolen by a flesh magician, Ceony risks it all to travel inside it and save him,...
 

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Reasons I’m Thankful for Books

I think it goes without saying that all of us book lovers are thankful for books, but how often do we actually stop to think about it? I'm thankful for every writer, every editor, every publisher, every artist, every supportive friend and family member, every inventor, every teacher, every translator, every reader, and every single person throughout time who has impacted and influenced things to...
 

Cover Characteristics: Book Covers featuring Fish

I'm really excited about this week's cover characteristic (Do I say that every week? I feel like I probably do.), which is odd because I don't like fish. I don't like how they smell, how they taste, how they feel. I dislike fishing even more. What I do like, however, are the book covers I found! Some of them are actually some of my all-time favorites. It was a little difficult to find TEN good...
 

Updates & Info: The Weekly Update (10)

I know everyone keeps saying things like this, but I can't believe November is almost over! It feels like December has snuck up on me before I could get done any of the things I needed to before the coming month. *Sigh* I did have a pretty good bookish week though! I tried something new, I read some good books, I spent a few hours at the bookstore, and I delivered on the sci-fi reviews I...