Nine – Review

**This review was originally published at teenreads.com ** "This is what life should be like, he thought. Your heart beating, your skin tingling, your mind bright and alive as you run headlong toward a future. Towards answers. Not death, after death, after death..." In a clever twist on dystopian story telling, Zach Hines shows us [...]

My Plain Jane – Review

"If there was something strange in your neighborhood, you could, um, write the Society a letter, and they would promptly send an agent to take care of it." The Lady Janies are back, this time rewriting a bit of Englands history regarding the classic novel, Jane Eyre. This time, Charlotte, (yes, Bronte), is friends with [...]

July Wrap-Up

Alright 2018, you need to seriously slow THE F DOWN!!! I know I say this every month, but I really think this time I misplaced a month or three. They were just there... *sigh* Anyhoo, I suppose I should just proceed with my wrap-up and leave my disbelief over the monumental levels of procrastination that [...]

#makeoutmarrymurdermonday

It's stabby Monday!!! Again! I have to admit, I look forward to Monday far more than I used to. I don't know what that says about me, except stabbing characters gets me through the week. Don't judge!!! This week marks the end of June, which feels insane! As June is Pride Month, I thought our [...]

#makeoutmarrymurdermonday

Is there anything better than coffee and murder on a Monday morning?! Nope! What IS better is having the day off!!! Today is Memorial Day, for those of us living in the US. A day that a lot of us have off, but more importantly, it's a day in which we remember those who have [...]

April Wrap Up

I meant to post this yesterday, for #Maythe4thbewithyou!!! But in all honesty, #RevengeoftheFifth is just as appropriate. I mean, we need the Force to power through all these book right? And when you look at the stack you just read and feel pretty accomplished. Only to be smacked in the face with the rest of [...]

#makeoutmarrymurdermonday

Hey hey and happy Monday! Okay, you're right, no one loves Monday's. Not even Monday. But, that just makes it a perfect day to bring some stabby fun to the party! It's Makeout Marry Murder Monday!!! Every Monday, or most Monday's anyway, I'm going to play this game with some of my favorite and not [...]

The Midnights – Review

"Even as time passed, as my fingertips hardened into calluses, as I slipped into those awkward early teenage years, my father's studio remained the sole place where I felt the most extraordinary, and most alive." Susannah Hayes wants to follow in her musician father's footsteps more than anything. She writes song lyrics in her spare [...]

The Hate U Give – Review

"When I was twelve, my parents had two talks with me. One was the usual birds and bees. The other talk was about what to do if a cop stopped me." The Hate U Give has been at the top of the New York Times Bestselling list for an impressive 51 weeks. Once you open [...]

Iron Gold – Review

** There will be spoilers for the Red Rising series in this review, but none for Iron Gold ** "Men call him father, liberator, warlord, Slave King, Reaper. But he feels a boy as he falls toward the war-torn planet, his armor red, his army vast, his heart heavy." Iron Gold is the behemoth of [...]