Update: Life and Books (10/7/18)

Hello, everyone! It's been another month since I did a Life and Books post. I might just make these a monthly thing from now on. I'll see what I feel like doing. Just to update everyone on my teeth, I had another root canal, but that's it so far. It feels like something might be wrong though, so I'm giving it some time to heal, seeing what happens, and hoping like hell that I won't need to...
 

Bookish Tag Post: Halloween Book Covers Tag [Original]

Everyone seems to love Halloween, and every bookworm seems to love pretty book covers, so I made a post/tag to help us all celebrate both! It's really simple. All you have to do is find a book cover for each topic! It can be covers you love, books you've read, random covers---there are no rules. You can put your own spin on things. Do what you want :-) Just have fun, and please credit me for...
 

Book Review: Time’s Children (The Islevale Cycle Book 1) by D. B. Jackson

Tobias is a Walker, which means he can travel back in time. When he gets sent to serve at the royal court of Daerjen, he agrees to walk back 15 years in order to prevent a war, even though his body will age 15 years on the trip to the past and 15 more years on the return trip to the present. But things go wrong, and Tobias gets stuck in the past, protecting the infant princess, creating a future...
 

Bookish News: More September/October 2018 Sci-Fi/Fantasy Releases to Get Excited About

You might have noticed the start of a pattern. I do a "Month/Month Releases" post, and a month later I do a "More Month/Month Releases" post. You're probably thinking, "Why doesn't Kristen just do these posts one month at a time if she's doing one a month? This seems overly complicated, and also, these post titles are way too long." You are not wrong about the titles, dear reader, but the...
 

Book Review: Obsessions of a Djinni (The Djinn Chronicles Book 1) by Claudia Herring

Hundreds of years ago, the djinni Yasir was separated from his love and bound to an urn to be a wish-granting slave. In 1811, Peter finds the urn on an expedition, and Yasir is reunited with his love, who is also his new master's wife. Yasir will do nearly anything to get his life back, and Lavinia gets caught in the middle of two dangerous men while struggling to reconcile with memories of her...
 

Book Review: Shadow of the Fox (Shadow of the Fox Book 1) by Julie Kagawa

Half-kitsune Yumeko has lived her whole life in the temple where she was raised, until one night demons attack and she flees, the sole survivor, with a mission to deliver part of a special scroll to another temple where it can be protected. Tatsumi, an assassin sent to steal the scroll, believes Yumeko that it was sent away and agrees to protect her on her journey in exchange for information....
 

Author Chat: Interview with Cheryl Low about the Crowns & Ash Series

The Crowns & Ash series has easily become one of my favorites after only two books, what with its unique, decadent fantasy setting and its complex, interesting characters, so I was delighted to be able to interview the author, Cheryl Low! I'll spare you from more raving because you can read my reviews if you want to hear about all the things I LOVE, but I will say that if you're not already...
 

Book Review: Three Mages and a Margarita (The Guild Codex: Spellbound Book 1) by Annette Marie

Thanks to her temper, Tori has a hard time holding down jobs, so, in her desperation, she answers an ad for a bartender only to discover the place is a guild and the members are mages, sorcerers, psychics, and other types of magic practitioners. Tori takes the job, despite being human, but it turns out to be a lot more dangerous than she...