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Review: Ernestine, Catastrophe Queen

This was an advanced reader copy for the August 2018 publication. There are minor spoilers ahead. Title: Ernestine, Catastrophe Queen Author: Merrill Wyatt Stars: ★★ Marketing Effort: 3 (average) When you compare your heroine to Ramona, Matilda, and Harriet the Spy, I expect a main character with a strong and creative personality. With Matilda and Harriet in the... Continue Reading →

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Review: The Wild Robot Escapes

In my day job, I work for a book company. This means I get some pretty awesome perks. The latest? A plethora of Advanced Reading Copies (ARCs) from the Big 6 in publishing. With marketing intel on the back cover, they're extremely informative. For this chunk of reviews, I'll keep my regular format, but beneath... Continue Reading →

Book 4: I-JPS Conundrum

I've always been a plotter. I knew the end to any story before I even began to write it, but some days it gets a bit harder. Knowing the end doesn't mean I know how to get there. More often than not, there one key piece I don't know. Maybe it's a motive. Not necessarily... Continue Reading →

Review: Working for Bigfoot

This review does not contain spoilers! Please keep them out of the comments as well. Title: Working for Bigfoot Author: Jim Butcher Stars: ★★★★★ As you all likely know, I'm a huge Jim Butcher fan. It's honestly amazing I haven't read this one before - but this was a fantastic view into the growth of Harry Dresden... Continue Reading →

Author Spotlight: Krysten Lindsay Hager

Can Dreams Come True? (Book One of the Cecily Taylor Series) by Krysten Lindsay Hager Title: Can Dreams Come True? Author: Krysten Lindsay Hager Blurb: Cecily has always had a huge crush on singer Andrew Holiday and she wants to be an actress, so she tags along when her friend auditions for his new video.... Continue Reading →

Review: Tidying Up

This review does not contain spoilers! Please keep them out of the comments as well. Title: Tidying Up Author: Lenny Olson Stars: ★★★ Dipping back into the non-fiction end, I looked for an alternative to the KonMari method. Olson's book is concise and straightforward. Some of the methods are easily found elsewhere; however, it's nice to have... Continue Reading →

Review: The Last Temptation of Iago Wick

This review does not contain spoilers! Please keep them out of the comments as well. Title: The Last Temptation of Iago Wick Author: Jennifer Rainey Stars: ★★★ If you're looking for a book where Heaven and Hell pull strings in a nuanced and intriguing manner, this one isn't it. Pass this over for Good Omens. It's not bad. The... Continue Reading →

Review: Arm of the Sphinx

This review does not contain spoilers! Please keep them out of the comments as well. Title: Arm of the Sphinx Author: Josiah Bancroft Stars: ★★★★★ I am of the belief that I could merely post my favorite quotes, and they would be reason to demonstrate why I rate Bancroft's work so highly. I could, but I won't.... Continue Reading →

Review: Hygge

Title: Hygge: The Complete Book of Hygge - Danish Art of Happiness Author: Ole Hanson Rating: 0 This week, I took a detour into non-fiction. On my search through Amazon, I stumbled across the bright green cover of this book, and - it was free - so I thought: Why not? Honestly, any book about happiness and... Continue Reading →

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