ARC Review: The Misadventures of an Amateur Naturalist, Ceinwen Langley (Celeste Rossan #1)

I'd much rather suffer and perish in the pursuit of my own life than wither away in the shadow of someone else's. About the Book Publishing Date: September 01, 2021 Published by: Feed the Writer PressLength: 360 pagesGenre: Historical Fiction | Fantasy | Fairytale Retelling Synopsis Aspiring young naturalist Celeste Rossan is determined to live … Continue reading ARC Review: The Misadventures of an Amateur Naturalist, Ceinwen Langley (Celeste Rossan #1)

Blog Tour Review + Giveaway: In the Jaded Grove, Anela Deen (Kindred Realms #1)

It's your hand on the hilt. Your choice. Your will. About the Book Publication Date: March 31, 2021Publisher: Fine Fables PressLength: 330 pagesGenre: Adult Fantasy | Urban Fantasy Synopsis Simith of Drifthorn is tired of war. After years of conflict between the Thistle court and the troll kingdom, even a pixie knight known for his … Continue reading Blog Tour Review + Giveaway: In the Jaded Grove, Anela Deen (Kindred Realms #1)

ARC Review: Maya Loop, Lis Anna-Langston

Just when a timeline looks like it has to end, it can suddenly branch off in a new direction. About the Book Publishing Date: June 25, 2021 Published by: Mapleton PressLength: 242 pagesGenre: Middle Grade | Sci-Fi | Fantasy | Adventure Goodreads Synopsis Following maps her grandmother drew before she disappeared, Maya Loop, the brave, … Continue reading ARC Review: Maya Loop, Lis Anna-Langston

Our Bloody Pearl, D.N. Bryn (These Treacherous Tides #1)

If many soft waves tear through big rocks, then many weak fists break strong hearts. But many small smiles piece them back together again. About the Book Publication Date: July 26th, 2018Published by: Avos PublishingLength: 229 PagesGenre: Fantasy | Romance | Adventure | Mythology | Steampunk Goodreads Synopsis The ocean is uncontrollable and dangerous. But … Continue reading Our Bloody Pearl, D.N. Bryn (These Treacherous Tides #1)

ARC Review: The Gene of Life, Tetsuo Ted Takashima

What is a gene? What is life? What does it mean to be human? When those answers are found, there are more mysteries to solve... About the Book Publishing Date: June 15, 2021 (English Translation)Published by: MuseyonLength: 360 pagesGenre: Science Fiction | Mystery | Suspense Goodreads Synopsis Berlin, July 2008. After giving a lecture, Max … Continue reading ARC Review: The Gene of Life, Tetsuo Ted Takashima

Blog Tour Review: Planet Dead, Sylvester Barzey

Had I known the world was going to be taken over by zombies, I would have spent a little more time in the gym. About the Book Publishing Date: August 6th, 2017Publisher: Self-publishedCover Design: Ravenborn CoversLength: 230 pagesAge Group: AdultGenre: Post-Apocalyptic | Horror | Science Fiction Amazon Synopsis An unknown virus has quickly taken over … Continue reading Blog Tour Review: Planet Dead, Sylvester Barzey

Patron Saints of Nothing, Randy Ribay

"But there are good things I can hold on to and there are other things I have the power to change. My family, myself, this world—all of us are flawed. But flawed doesn’t mean hopeless. It doesn’t mean forsaken. It doesn’t mean lost" About the Book Published on: June 18th, 2019Published by: KokilaLength: 352 pagesGenre: … Continue reading Patron Saints of Nothing, Randy Ribay

We Hunt the Flame, Hafsah Faizal

"Together, we will raise the dunes from the earth, and rain death from the sky. Together, we are capable of anything." About the Book Published on: May 14th, 2019Published by: Farrar, Straus and Giroux Length: 472 pagesGenre: Fantasy | Young Adult Rating: ⭐⭐⭐ Goodreads Synopsis Zafira is the Hunter, disguising herself as a man when … Continue reading We Hunt the Flame, Hafsah Faizal

Science, History, and Climate Change: Favorite Quotes and Lessons from 3 Nonfiction Books

As a bookworm, I enjoy reading books about other worlds - fictional stories with realms that serve as an escape from reality, and characters that we adore and can relate to. But three years ago, I discovered the joy in reading books that are nonfiction; books that allow me to broaden my knowledge on a … Continue reading Science, History, and Climate Change: Favorite Quotes and Lessons from 3 Nonfiction Books

The Never Tilting World, Rin Chupeco

A demoness is what men call a goddess they cannot control. Goddesses. Monsters. An adventure under the scorching sun and a journey across treacherous waters, plus a little romance on the side. These elements were enough to hook me into the story of a magical world called Aeon, a world that literally stopped spinning... The … Continue reading The Never Tilting World, Rin Chupeco

The Virgin Suicides, Jeffrey Eugenides

With most people, suicide is like Russian roulette. Only one chamber has a bullet. With the Lisbon girls, the gun was loaded. A bullet for family abuse. A bullet for genetic predisposition. A bullet for historical malaise. A bullet for inevitable momentum. The other two bullets are impossible to name, but that doesn't mean the … Continue reading The Virgin Suicides, Jeffrey Eugenides

For Now

For someone whose primary way of getting things out of her system involves a messy jumble of phrases on paper, no word comes to mind to define the knotted blur inside my chest. Its a feeling that strikes at the random-est of moments; as I'm sweeping the floor, as I'm doing the dishes, or sometimes, … Continue reading For Now

Purple Skin

How many times have you painted your skin purple?Your heart, a river of emotionswas a drive that perceived your body into a canvas.And how harsh your stokes were,how cruel were you to wound unarmed paper.And yet, you were purple the way a poet writes about unrequited love;You were purple like the dark side of the … Continue reading Purple Skin

Monotone

It is five thirty in the morning, tuesday. My eyes flung open, I wake in an empty bed. It is dark outside, and it is in the darkness I begin my day. I bathe, brew a black cup of coffee and listen to the morning news as I usually do, waiting for six thirty to … Continue reading Monotone