Book Review: A Dragon of a Different Color (Heartstrikers Book 4) by Rachel Aaron

The new Council has been formed and big changes have already been made, but now it's time for Julius to deal with the consequences of those choices, starting with the arrival of the Golden Emperor who wants to take over the Heartstriker clan. Meanwhile, Algonquin's machinations are beginning to stir up bigger problems than anyone yet...
 

Announcement: I’ve Added an Easy Way to Find Diverse Books on My Blog + Some Recs

This is just a quick post to let everyone know I've added a new page to my blog! It's not as detailed or as vast as the books with disability list because it's only books that I've read, but it includes POC, LGBT+, disability (mental and physical), and religion. I've always had these tags and links on my blog, but I figured everyone might not know about them, so I've just compiled all the links...
 

Book Review: Spellbound (Magic in Manhattan Book 1) by Allie Therin

Rory is a 20-year-old psychometric (he can see into an object's past when he touches it) living in 1925 New York, working at an antique shop, which is how he meets Arthur. Arthur and his friends are trying to stop a dangerous relic from falling into the wrong hands, and Rory's powers might be just the thing they need. Even more unexpected for both of them are the feelings they develop for each...
 

Book Review: All Souls Near & Nigh (Soulbound Book 2) by Hailey Turner

After only a brief break, Patrick gets a case about werecreatures turning up dead, and unfortunately the gods are involved once again, including some Patrick hasn't yet met. Patrick also makes a deal with Lucien to take down another vampire in order to erase the debt he owes him. And throughout it all, Patrick and Jono are trying to figure how to work together in their brand new...
 

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...