Review: Jinxed

Title: Jinxed Author: Amy McCulloch Stars: ★★★★ (4 stars) Amy McCulloch's latest heroine, Lacey Chu, lives in a world of technological wonder. After a crushing rejection on her road to becoming an engineer, Lacey uncovers a highly advanced "baku" - a customizable mechanical "pet" invented by MONCHA - the company behind her dream job!  Lacey repairs the cat-shaped... Continue Reading →

Channillo and Where I’ve Been

After a few posts in July, I ended up getting swept away this summer, and I thought it was about time I get back in the saddle and let you all know what's going on. Currently, if you want more frequent updates, I'm publishing weekly over on Channillo. I have a series there which gets... Continue Reading →

Review: Aru Shah and the End of Time

Title: Aru Shah and the End of Time Author: Roshani Chokshi Stars: ★★★★ I hesitated to read this after reading The Storm Runner. However, I wanted an answer to my over-editing versus overdone trope (i.e. the Percy Jackson repetition). After Chokshi's book, I can say that it's neither. Unique and endearing, Aru Shah might just be my new favorite... Continue Reading →

Review: Captain Superlative!

This was an advanced reader copy for the July 2018 publication. There are minor spoilers ahead. Title: Captain Superlative! Author: J. S. Puller Stars: ★★★★★ If you removed the first chapter, this book still wouldn't be lighthearted. Between education-based bullying and the same favoritism toward sports players as shown in courtrooms (and in attempts to keep players... Continue Reading →

Review: MageMother

This review does not contain spoilers! Please keep them out of the comments as well. Part of the Free (Kindle) series.  Title: MageMother: The Mage & the Magpie Author: Austin J. Bailey Stars: ★★   Whenever possible, I suggest not starting more than 1 sentence in a paragraph with the same word. Do I always follow my... Continue Reading →

Review: The Forest

This review does not contain spoilers! Please keep them out of the comments as well. Title: The Forest Author: Krista Wagner Stars: ★★★   Within the first two pages, a single thought about the main character passed through my mind: The sarcasm is strong with this one. And isn't that a beautiful thing? Wagner adds another level with... Continue Reading →

Author Spotlight: Emily A. Steward

  Title: Penelope Gilbert and the Children of Azure Author: Emily A. Steward Back Cover Blurb: When 13 year-old Penelope Gilbert accidentally transforms into a stapler during math class, she’s sure she’s going crazy. But she’s not imagining the men in black suits now patrolling the halls at school, nor is she imagining the new substitute teacher... Continue Reading →

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