Book Review: Everyone Dies in the Garden of Syn (The Garden of Syn Book 2) by Michael Seidelman

Shocked by horrifying secrets, in danger, and trying to keep a promise to someone who helped her, Syn made some mistakes and had to flee the Garden. But someone she cares about is being held captive, and she'll have to return for a rescue mission with the help of her friends, despite the Garden no longer having its mysterious healing...
 

Update: Life and Books (9/9/18)

It's been another month since I've done one of these updates, and a while since I've done any discussions, because I've still been exhausted and, quite honestly, upset. I need to vent (When did my blog become my diary? I have no idea, but apparently it has.), and hopefully you'll forgive me for being so negative when I explain. (Or you can skip the intro if you don't want to read about more...
 

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

A new month, a new upcoming releases post! And as usual, there are some amazing-sounding books coming out that I'm excited for. A lot of sequels, actually, which seems to be a common thing for me in the fall months, for some reason. BUT, even if you haven't read the previous books in all of these series, it's never too late to start ;-) And there are some new series and standalones on my list...
 

Bookish Tag Post: The Book Blogger Memory Challenge Tag

I just randomly searched the web for book tags one day and found this one at The Book Nut. The original doesn't seem to be around anymore. It seemed like an interesting one since it's different. Here's how it works: You must answer these questions without looking anything up on the internet and without looking at your bookshelves! That's it. Depending on your memory and books you've...
 

Book Recs: 10 Lesser-Known Sci-Fi/Fantasy Books with Disabled Characters

In an effort to spread more awareness of disabilities and the books that feature them, I've decided to join the Disability Diaries event and to share with you all ten science fiction and fantasy books featuring disabled characters! I know this is similar to the list I just introduced on Monday, but I wanted a chance to actually spotlight some of the books I've read and others that sound...
 

Cover Characteristics: Best Book Covers from Books I Read in 2016

So you know how I usually choose ten covers/series for my Cover Characteristic posts? Well... Hahahahahahahahaha---Not happening this time. I don't know what happened this year, if it was just coincidence or if I started judging books more by their covers and letting myself be drawn in by all the pretty ones, but I read SO MANY books with gorgeous covers this year, and I want to share them all....
 

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...
 

The Weekly Update: 7/31/16

I didn't have the best week. I had more electronics trouble that I'm not even gonna get into because I'm so damn tired of talking about electronics trouble. Then I spent hours one day waiting for a package to come only to realize something went wrong when I ordered it and it was sent to where I used to live, so I had to drive over there to get it -_- I also had an awful headache one night, one of...
 

Book Review: No One Dies in the Garden of Syn (The Garden of Syn Book 1) by Michael Seidelman

Syn has spent her whole life struggling with cystic fibrosis, until one day she's pushed into a pond and wakes up in a strange place called "the garden" where illness doesn't exist and she can live symptom-free, but the longer she stays, the more danger she finds. She wants to get home, but, when she realizes this place might have something to do with her parents' disappearance, she's determined...
 

The Weekly Update: 5/22/16

Would you believe I have no news this week? My life has just been same old, same old. The laptop has been shipped off for repair for the third time. The weather has been nicely hot, though a bit stormy, which sucks for grocery shopping. I'm all caught up on my shows. Oh, I am dealing with Best Buy and a rather large refund I never received, and I'm starting to get worried, but someone is working...