ARC Review: “Hazel and Holly” by Sara Snider

Thank you, Netgalley and Double Beast Publishing, for Sara Snider's fantastical Hazel and Holly! As a side note, I learned recently that Double Beast is actually Sara Snider's own publishing house that she created after writing this book. I thought that was super cool! As a reviewer, it makes you feel like your words matter more, as … Continue reading ARC Review: “Hazel and Holly” by Sara Snider

Review: “A Thousand Salt Kisses” by Josie Demuth

To preface, I received A Thousand Salt Kisses by Josie Demuth as a Netgalley ARC in exchange for an honest review. I was torn between a two star or three star rating for this because the story did have good bones and an intriguing plot, but the characterization and writing were just not up to snuff. Mermen, island … Continue reading Review: “A Thousand Salt Kisses” by Josie Demuth

WWW Wednesday

The WWW Wednesdays meme is currently hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words and is a great way to do a weekly update on what you’ve been reading and what you have planned. To take part all you have to do is answer the following three questions: What are you currently reading? … Continue reading WWW Wednesday

Adara Quick’s “Dream Protocol”: Dystopia for kids

This was a quick and fun read that I received from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Quick's Dream Protocol takes place in a dystopian society within an underground facility on Skellig Island a couple hundred years in the future. The premise is that this society originated as a dream resort, where people used to go … Continue reading Adara Quick’s “Dream Protocol”: Dystopia for kids

WWW Wednesday (on Thursday because I’m on Island Time)

This is my second week trying this out, and I must say it is fun! This meme is hosted by Sam over at Taking on a World of Words. All of my covers link to Goodreads! Why not join in? Just answer the following three questions in a post and then put a link to that … Continue reading WWW Wednesday (on Thursday because I’m on Island Time)

Dan Vyleta’s Smoke: A Novel- release date May 24, 2016

Dan Vyleta's Smoke is a dystopia look at Victorian England where humans' baser emotions physically manifest in the form of smoke that emits from their bodies, like sweat or spit. It has created an even more intense class divide, with the rich training their children to be essentially emotionless, punished for any thoughts that form … Continue reading Dan Vyleta’s Smoke: A Novel- release date May 24, 2016

Rachel Mead’s “Soundless”-The Art of Silence

I received this advanced copy from Penguin's First to Read and could not be happier. Soundless follows the story of a young woman named Fei Jing who works as an artist in an alternative universe where an Asian mountain community is all deaf. This community must rely on the towns down from them for food, … Continue reading Rachel Mead’s “Soundless”-The Art of Silence