Tag Archives: Books

Cover Characteristics: Book Covers featuring Hair

Ok, I had way too much fun with this post. This is not the official topic this week, but I didn't care for the official topic and got inspired when I came across one cover in particular and was mesmerized by how gorgeous the character's hair was, so here we are. I happen to love long hair, I think it's pretty, so basically I just went and found a whole bunch of covers with long, flowing,...
 

The Weekly Update: 6/19/16

Did you all know that Facebook has safety checks now?! There was a shooting in Orlando, and I know a few people who live there, so I went to FB to try and make sure they were all ok, and FB made that really easy. Right in my notifications, there was a "safety check." Basically, it was a page created specifically for the shooting event, and there was a list of all my FB in the area who had marked...
 

Book Review: House of Judges (House of Royals Book 4) by Keary Taylor

Alivia toyed with the King, and now she's paying the price. She's been thrown into a cell to await her trial and punishments, but most of her House believes she betrayed them, her other friends can't stand the person she's become, and one of her only allies was dragged away screaming after he tried to defend her. A castle full of vampires wants justice for what they believe she did, but King...
 

Book Review: Magic Fell (The Mages’ Guild Trilogy Book 1) by Andi Van

When Tasis's mother dies, she gives him a necklace that causes him to start having strange dreams and ultimately discover his magical abilities---abilities that are strictly forbidden in the kingdom. Tasis and his sister decide to leave town in search of the place he's been dreaming about and end up joining up with Kelwin, an elf on a journey of his own. The three then head out together to find...
 

Bookish Musings: Why Negative Reviews Can Be a Positive Thing

There's been a lot of hubbub over negative reviews, authors behaving badly, reviewers behaving badly, fans behaving badly, and generally just everyone getting offended. But here's the thing---while I do recognize that some reviews are just plain mean and don't particularly help anyone, there are times when negative reviews actually are a GOOD thing, for both readers and authors. So I thought I'd...
 

Book Review: The Vengeful Half (The Hidden Lands Book 1) by Jaclyn Dolamore

Olivia has grown up in hiding with her mother warning her about the Hidden Lands, but when her mother's past catches up with her, Olivia finally gets to travel there herself. Even though Alfred is the heir to the family who wants to use her mother for her potion-making skills, Olivia still puts her trust in him, as well as some other new people in her life. While Alfred tries to decide what to do...
 

Cover Characteristics: Book Covers featuring Arrows

I suppose this could be interpreted in a couple different ways, but my mind immediately thought *bow and arrow*, so that's what I went with. And luckily, fantasy books seem to have lots of bows and arrows! It just seems to be the weapon of choice, even if the stories exist in a time and place where higher-tech weapons are available. I suppose there's something romantic about them. Even when...
 

The Weekly Update: 6/12/16

I didn't do anything particularly exciting last week. I did watch the U.S. Secret Classic (a national gymnastics meet) on the NBC Sports website since I didn't get to see it on TV, so that made me happy. I've also still been drinking the kombucha I mentioned last week, but it doesn't seem to be giving me the energy boost I thought it was. I guess it was a fluke :-/ But other than that, it's been...
 

Graphic Novel Review: Art Ops Vol. 1 by Shaun Simon, Michael Allred, & Matt Brundage

Reggie has never wanted anything to do with his mother's secret organization or the art they protect, but his graffiti arm, given to him on the night he first discovered art is actually alive, is a constant reminder and a constant burden. But when all the Art Ops agents disappear and art starts wreaking havoc, it's up to Reggie, a comic book superhero, an 80s music video star, and a teenager to...
 

Book Review: North to Zombieville (Zombieville Book 1) by Meg Bawden

When the world as they knew it was destroyed by the zombie apocalypse, Dallas and Raleigh got separated in the chaos and were unable to find each other for a whole year. But now that they're reunited, Dallas is worried that the hardships have changed Raleigh from the soft-hearted person he always was, and Raleigh is struggling to figure out who he is and whether he still wants to be that person...