60 Second Review: The Candy Shop War
Reviews / February 23, 2017

Ooof!! Have you ever tried to cover what you thought of a book and give a summary in less than a minute? Well I just gave it my first go. By the 4th or 5th try I was starting to get the hang of it. Look for these little shorts in the future!

Keys to the Demon Prison (Fablehaven #5) By Brandon Mull
Reviews / February 16, 2017

This was a wonderful ending to the Fablehaven Series. I was sad to read at the end that there weren’t going to be any more books to continue on with our favorite characters, but they really don’t NEED more story. In this final installment everything comes to a head. Everyone is captured at one point in time. Friends turn to enemies, enemies turn to friends. They travel all over the world and you get to experience the 5th and hidden reserve. There is all out war, brave heroics, heart breaking losses, and a peanut butter sandwich. This final book just solidifies my desire to see this series done in a movie or mini series format. I would love to see everyone go through their adventures one last time on screen.

More Post-Valentine Reads
Reviews / February 15, 2017

Hey! RikaChu here with more post-Valentine book reviews! If you haven’t already, go read Sassy Librarian’s review first (because hers has hedgehogs in it.) There are so many great romance novels out there and today I want to focus on Tessa Dare’s Castles Ever After regency series. Each book features a heroine who inherits a castle somehow only to find a handsome man in the vicinity of the property. (Doesn’t the heroine’s picture look like Emma Thompson? I think so.)  In Romancing the Duke, our heroine Isolde Ophelia Goodnight finds herself in possession of a castle not unlike the ones featured in her father’s famous stories. The castle just happens to inhabited by a brooding bachelor and no wonder too, having lost his sight early on in his playboy career and becoming the tenant of castle. Of course, they don’t get along at first because he refuses to recognize her claim on the property, but only the best stories feature characters that find love through some form of mutual distaste for each other. It reminds me of the story of Beauty and the Beast, so if you’re into that sort of thing, try this book out. (She has to be…

Some post-Valentine reads.
Reviews / February 15, 2017

Valentine’s Day, arguably the most romantic and/or overly commercialized days of the year, is finally in our rear view mirror, and we’re left now with too many discount Reese’s hearts to scarf and a big hole in our hearts in which we want to stuff even more sappy, gooey love. Right? Amirite? Fear not, dear readers. I present to you: two romance novels I read over the weekend. Specially curated for my growing interest in that odd monstrosity television show called “The Bachelor”, as well as my desire to see more people of color in romance novels. (I’m still waiting for my “two girls go onto the Bachelor as contestants and end up falling in love with each other” plot. Get on this, authors.) Anyway, let’s get this literary love-fest started.

Favorite Books of 2016
Wrap Ups / February 3, 2017

What are the best books that we read for 2016?? Somehow we narrow down our top 3. Next LIVE SHOW will be on February 17th on the Poison Study Series. Grab a drink and join us! https://www.facebook.com/DigitalAndVellum/?ref=bookmarks Shannon’s List: #1- Poison Study by Maria V Snyder #2- I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga #3- The Selection by Kiera Cass Crystal’s List: Midgrade- Fablehaven by Brandon Mull Young Adult- The Alchemyst by Michael Scott Adult- Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness