Fall Writing Frenzy: No Escape

We've officially entered my favorite month of the year, and what better way to celebrate than with a spooky writing challenge? Of course, not every entry in the Fall Writing Frenzy is spooky. The categories cover all levels of kid lit, from picture books to YA, and can be prose or poem. And because each [...]

Scavenge The Stars

"Revenge. It was a word that pumped through her blood and set the stars on fire." Poetic prose as sharp as knives. Captivating characters that weave together, plot points ebbing and flowing, unfolding in escalating waves. Oh. And don't forget the stabby girls. All the stabby, stabby girls. These are just a few of the [...]

Killer Playlist

"Who do you trust when you can't trust yourself?"

Nyxia Unleashed – Review + GIVEAWAY

We are kicking off July with some seriously awesome books! And I am THRILLED to be a part of this new tour with Rockstar Book Tours! Click the link or the photo above to check out their site, with all of their upcoming tours. Believe me, you don't want to miss out! This is the [...]

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 [...]

A Psalm For Lost Girls – Review

*** This review was originally published at Teenreads.com, click HERE to view*** In her debut novel, A PSALM FOR LOST GIRLS, Katie Bayerl presents a profound coming of age story wrapped within a thriller. Themes of loss, love, sisterhood and faith are saturated throughout the pages. The added layers of suspense and mystery give this [...]

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 [...]

The Evaporation of Sofi Snow – Review

"How quickly humans could turn on each other when fed suspicion. Like smoke tossed out as solid evidence, whispered into the frightened ears of those needing someone to blame in order to feel safe again." Sofi Snow is a gamer. Working as part of a team of gamers to help her Corporation fight for blood [...]

Ready Player One – Review

"Going outside is highly overrated." Virtual Reality has been the stuff of science fiction for a long time. Simulated worlds, offering everything that real life simply can't. And as a society that is closer to achieving the immersion into these worlds than ever before, I think the idea of exploring these virtual worlds is more [...]

Gridley Girls – Review

"Once upon a time there was a diary." Gridley Girls is a debut novel that reads part memoir, part fiction. The story is based on true events. Even though we get a look at a few aspects of the truth, we don't know all of the truth versus the fiction. And because it's based on [...]