Book Review: Underground (Under Book 3) by M.N. Arzu

Julian's family and the rest of the surface merfolk are still dealing with the ramifications of their existence being made known to the world and trying to work on relations with the UN and the government. Things get even more complicated though when Drake leaves to an undisclosed location with the Navy in order to test new diving suits, an unexpected relative of one of the Brookses shows up in...
 

Bookish Musings: Opening Lines

I don't think the first line of a book has to be the absolute best. Truthfully, how many people are reading ONLY the first line and then giving up on a book? I do think a great first line can hook a reader who might've been on the fence though. And regardless, I just thought it'd be a fun idea to look at the opening lines of some different books... and have a fight to the death! Just kidding...
 

Bloggy Musings: 5 Ways I’ve Changed as a Reader Because of Blogging

My 4-year blogoversary is this week! And each year I like to do some sort of post to commemorate the event. (The word 'commemorate' makes it sound like a big deal when it's really not lol.) Anyway, this year I decided to talk about some of the ways my reading has changed since I've started book blogging. Are all of these changes because of blogging? Are some of them just correlation but not...
 

Book Review: Sins of the Son (Arcadia Trust Book 3) by Christian Baines

After the events of the last book, Reylan is unhappy and just wants to make his life go back to being as close to normal as possible, but the sudden attacks by members of the Scimitar make that difficult. When Reylan rescues an injured priest who already knows about the supernatural, Reylan finds himself both distrusting of and attracted to the man. Meanwhile, things in Reylan's life only get...
 

Update: Life and Books (June 2019)

June is over! (Well, I just realized this is posting on the 30th, but close enough.) I don't know why I said that so excitedly. I don't have anything against June or any special affinity for July. But anyway, I did more art! I was unexpectedly inspired by the #Junicorn tag on Twitter and ended up drawing two half-unicorns. I think my dancing half-unicorn (with Vitiligo, in case anyone doesn't...
 

Book Review: Tin Crickets by Joseph Wise

Unhappy with the living conditions and treatment of citizens in the underwater bunker where they live, Tommy and his friends use their video camera to produce and share Riot Reels---films that expose the truth about the darkness and messed up things taking place. But one night their attempt to find the truth about unsafe food processing leads to a deadly disaster from which they might not all...