Sweet Black Waves – Review

"Something had broken inside Branwen the day her parents died and never fully mended; something had ignited, too--a fiery hatred that she knew would consume her if she didn't keep it carefully controlled." Raised by her aunt and uncle, who are also the King and Queen, Branwen has been guided by two things: devotion to [...]

January Wrap-Up

"You can find magic wherever you look. Sit back and relax, all you need is a book!"  ~Dr. Suess January started off with a BANG!!! I ended December on a roll of fantastic books! And while I wish it could have been all five star reads all through the month, they can't all be winners... [...]

Otherworld – Review

"A future in which there's only one all-powerful Company doesn't seem totally preposterous anymore." Otherworld is the reboot of a virtual reality game that people swore was like heaven, it was so perfect. What we actually get in this book is Otherworld 2.0, the revamped version brought back from the virtual dead by a young [...]

The Philosopher’s Flight – Review

"It's never mattered that I can't do it. What the heart loves, the will chooses and the mind justifies." The Philosopher's Flight is an interesting mix of historical science fantasy, where in our past, we discover the use of empirical philosophy, the merging of magic and science. This particular branch of study is female dominated, [...]

Woman Last Seen In Her Thirties – Review

"I spent the first few weeks after Adam's bombshell waiting for him to wake from this nightmare he had dreamed up for us both and realize the only compassionate, logical thing to do was to come back." There are a million things Maggie Harris worries about on a given day. Identity theft. Falling air conditioners. [...]

A Short History of the Girl Next Door – Review

"I am completely in love with my best friend from childhood, she has absolutely no idea, and now she's interested in older, more popular guys. This sounds like a bad movie already." A Short History of the Girl Next Door starts with Matt Wainwright catching us up on his lifelong friendship with Tabby, the girl [...]

Match Made in Manhattan – Review

"The more often you go on dates, the more you start to feel like you're dating yourself." Match Made in Manhattan follows Alison on her fast paced introduction to the technology of modern dating. Through her profile on Match.com, we are introduced to various men via dating profiles, text threads, email chains and of course, [...]

Exploring the Instagram Algorithm

Anyone who has been on Instagram for the last year knows the dark magic that is known as "The Algorithm". And this is Dark Magic indeed. No one knows exactly what makes it tick, what works, what doesn't. Though, like with any sorcery, there are many, many theories running amuck. The argument for the algorithm [...]