Book Review: Chase the Dark (Steel & Stone Book 1) by Annette Marie

When an attack renders Piper's uncle injured and her father missing, Piper is left to take the fall for a powerful, magical weapon that has been stolen. With Prefects out to lock her up and daemons out to kill her and steal the stone for themselves, Piper sets out to solve the mystery and clear her name with the help of Ash and Lyre, two dangerous, and dangerously attractive, daemons, the only...
 

Cover Characteristics: Book Covers featuring TVs

Since I completely failed at this weeks Cover Characteristics, I will make up for it by once again regaling you with a related fun fact. You know that TB test you get every so often as a kid to make sure you don't have tuberculosis? Well no one actually explained to me what it was. So, when I was little, I thought it was a TV test that tested if you were watching too much TV. Luckily I always...
 

Updates & Info: The Weekly Update (4)

I don't have a lot of real life news, but I did have a pretty good book week. And I'm in a very circus-y mood now! Even though they weren't really about circus, The Dark Carousel series I read this week had a lot of mentions of circuses and carnivals, both of which I love--the fun kinds and the creepy kinds. Something about them is just so inherently creepy without even trying. Maybe The Immortal...
 

Book Review: The Nightlife San Antonio by Travis Luedke

Adrian's just doing his job when he saves a nearly-dead woman, but he has no explanation for why he takes her home with him when he finds her wandering the parking lot in just her dirty hospital gown, especially considering the fact that he's a diagnosed sociopath and generally isn't the type to selflessly help. But when law enforcement starts knocking on Adrian's door and the woman's memories...
 

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Book Tropes that Have Become an Epidemic and Need to Stop

We've gotta stop with these freebies--the indecision is killing me! But I kinda made the graphics for this post weeks ago and was too tired to change them, so... Disclaimer! I read mostly fantasy and sci-fi, so all of these tropes may not apply to other genres. They're also not all exactly tropes, but I had to choose a word or I'd just be calling them "things that annoy me" which makes for a...
 

Cover Characteristics: Book Covers featuring Airplanes

Airplanes was a hard topic for me to find covers for. There are a lot of war, historical, adventure, rescue mission type cover, but those aren't my kinda books, so I wanted something different. I ended up with a really colorful bunch somehow, and they're all actually pretty diverse. So airplanes ended up being a fun topic for this week in the...
 

Updates & Info: The Weekly Update (3)

This has been a really good book week for me! Well, I only finished two books, but they both made me kind of giddy because one was everything I've come to expect and more in a series I've been reading and the other was about something I love. So, you know, quality over quantity. Which was a nice change after recent books. I have a feeling the entire month of October is going to be a great book...
 

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books to Read If You Like…

I'll be the first to admit this was not an easy Top Ten Tuesday for me because I don't read a lot of popular series. I struggled for a bit, considered recommending books based on Disney movies, considered making a list just about a genre or general topic, considered going with something relating to vampires, then finally ended up making a list with all different books (...well, plus one TV show)...
 

Cover Characteristics: Book Cover featuring Suitcases

Isn't it funny how certain objects and topics are more common in certain genres? It seems that most book covers with suitcases and purses are chick lit and contemporary. Occasionally they're hopeful, inspiring, touching stories about a man's life and/or marriage going down the drain and how he changes as he picks himself back up in a genre that I'm not sure of (seriously, this describes two of my...
 

Updates & Info: The Weekly Update (2)

Has it been as tiring of a week for you as it's been for me? I'm having one of those weeks in which I'm so exhausted that I can hardly keep my eyes open and my brain is all fuzzy. I just typed up my thoughts on Pretties for my personal book journal and am scared to even see what I wrote given that I was in my half-asleep, rambly state. Do you ever know you're saying things that are all over the...