ARC Review: “Shadow in the Empire of Light,” by Jane Routley

Good morning everyone! I'd like to start by thanking Netgalley and Rebellion Publishing for what was a pretty interesting ARC. I have to admit, I have put this review off for about a week, because it is hard to review a book that you wanted to like so bad, but ended up feeling disappointed. Shadow in … Continue reading ARC Review: “Shadow in the Empire of Light,” by Jane Routley

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 Witch’s Kitchen” by Dianna Sanchez

Book review for "A Witch's Kitchen" by Dianna Sanchez.

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 (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