Book Review: Slowly We Rot by Bryan Smith

With the human population nearly wiped out because of the zombie apocalypse, Noah has been alone in a mountain cabin for years. When the sister he presumed dead shows up one day though, things start to change, and he leaves his cabin to trek across the country in search of a long-lost love from his college days. But the horrors he faces along the way bring back his alcoholism and inner demons...
 

Cover Characteristics: Book Covers featuring Mountains

The topic of mountains ended up being harder than I thought it would be, so I went with a rather lax interpretation while looking for covers. That means hills, cliffs, mesas---really any of sort of relatively large, earthy, dirt-filled clumps of land---were all fair game in my mind. I feel like most of the covers I found have legit mountains, but then, I live where it's so flat that even a...
 

The Weekly Update: 8/14/16

Forget "real life" today, let's talk Olympics! For anyone who hasn't been watching the gymnastics, I'll fill you in. There were two injuries last week, which was unfortunate. A French male gymnast fractured his leg in two places on vault during the trials and couldn't compete (which is just heartbreaking), and a British female gymnast fell on her head on floor during the trials but managed to do...
 

Book Review: The Hypnotic City (The Gold and Gaslight Chronicles Book 2) by Andrea Berthot

It's 1904 and Philomena has moved from London to New York to finally be free and to follow her dreams of performing, so when the famous theatre owner Tom Casey hires her to be his next star, it's her dream come true. But her new boyfriend isn't quite as excited about it as she is, and as Philomena starts noticing more and more strange things, she realizes something suspicious is going on, and...
 

Book Review: Captive (Beautiful Monsters Book 1) by Jex Lane

Having no sire to guide him, Matthew doesn't even know there is a vampire-incubus war going on until he gets caught in a vampire trap one night by Tarrick, a high ranking incubus general. But when Tarrick realizes that Matthew is special and more powerful than other vampires, he captures him and makes him his slave rather than killing him. But Matthew is torn---he's happy to be learning about his...
 

Bookish Musings: Consistency in Book Series

For anyone who doesn't already know this about me, I am a series girl. I absolutely adore series and much prefer them to standalone books. There are so many reasons that I love series, but that's not really what this post is about. Instead, I want to talk about consistency among series because, well, it's been a bit of a problem for me lately. And when I have a bookish problem, I bring it to you...
 

Book Review: Welcome to Deadland by Zachary Tyler Linville

The infected have taken over, and there don't seem to be very many humans left. Asher and Wendy, students at the same university, have teamed up and are heading to a theme park, but Asher is still overcoming heartbreak, and Wendy is harboring a secret that's tearing her apart. Meanwhile, Rico, a teenager battling drug addiction, and Jayden, a child, are heading up to Orlando to look for the last...
 

Bookish Tag Post: Olympic Book Tag

I wasn't planning on doing this tag since I've never actually done any tags before, but I figured this would be my one and only chance since the Olympics don't last very long and won't be around for another four years... So here I am! Doing my first tag. I have to admit I don't watch many of the sports, but, since I used to be a gymnast, I am always super excited about the summer Olympics just...
 

The Weekly Update: 8/7/16

Wow, I actually don't have anything "real life" to talk about this week. Oh! The Olympics have officially started, so that's something. I have to admit I didn't bother watching the opening ceremonies, but I'll definitely be watching the gymnastics :-) It's not often I actually get to watch gymnastics on TV, so the Olympics is a very exciting time for me lol. Other than that, as I said, nothing to...
 

Book Review: Machinations (Machinations Book 1) by Hayley Stone

In a world that's been all but decimated by machines, Rhona is a leader and a symbol of hope for the survivors... but now she's also a clone, the original Rhona having been killed during a rescue mission. Unfortunately not everyone sees her as the same person, especially Camus, the man she still loves, and Rhona is missing some of her memories, leaving her wonder if she's still the same person or...