90 Second Review: A Child Called “It”
Reviews / March 28, 2017

Today it is Shannon’s turn to see how well she can do a book review in under 90 seconds! Review is about A Child Called “It” by Dave Pelzer. This book is known to be quite a rough read emotionally. Do you agree?

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!

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.

Review: A Shiver of Light by Laurell K. Hamilton
Reviews / January 17, 2017

I have a guilty pleasure and it is Meredith Gentry books. This series was one of the first adult series that I read and really sucked me in, so when I found out there was a 9th book in this series that I loved OF COURSE I had to grab it and read it! This story brings back all my favorite characters and all their unique personalities that I originally feel in love with. It was also nice that the book was easy to get back into and I didn’t feel like I needed to read the whole series again just to remember what happened. However, the story of this book was so overly detailed at specific times that it feels like it only happened in a couple days and there should have been a lot more added. I loved how you get to know the kids a bit and their potential. There was just not enough interaction between courts, situations, or events to make it feel much more than an extended journal entry. The ending was only satisfactory, leaving a lot of loose ends in my mind and feeling almost empty. If she does another book, I hope that…

Review: A Veiled Deception by Annette Blair
Reviews / December 21, 2016

Annette Blair just can’t seem to get away from her paranormal roots, and I am perfectly happy with that! I’ve followed Blair through many of her romance books, but this is the first in her mystery series and it is exactly what I expected from her. Fun, light, and engaging, this book hits all the marks. When Maddie moves home to help with her sisters wedding and accidently stumbles over a corpse you would think she would high tail it back to NYC, but she doesn’t. Maddie also makes a shocking discovery while trying to fit her sister into her vintage wedding dress that she sees flashes of the past from another woman wearing the exact same dress. Somehow the points connect and Maddie decides to use her new powers to find the killer since she is not happy with the speed of the local police department. I ate this book up and quickly grabbed book 2. If you enjoy fast reads with unexpected twists that keep you guessing, this series is for you!

Review: Kingdom Hearts Vol 1 by Shiro Amano
Reviews / December 19, 2016

This is a graphic novel that follows the plot of the video game exactly. Even down to using the same phrases. It was nice to revisit the story without all the extended time fighting. This book takes you from the beginning all the way through Wonderland. Going to pick up book 2 to see the story continue.

Review: Aeronaut’s Windlass by Jim Butcher
Reviews / November 25, 2016

Surprise!!! Shannon and I accidentally read the same book without intending to, but because of that we were able to compare notes and have fun making this review.   Have you had a chance to check it out yet? What did you think?