Starlight – Book Review

Book Rating: ★★★★☆ (4/5 stars) What do a delivery boy, a seamstress, and a princess all have in common? This isn’t the start of a joke. This is where paths cross in Starlight by P.S. Malcolm. When running his daily errands, Julian meets Adrina, a seamstress’s daughter. It’s a brief encounter, one that might not haveContinue reading “Starlight – Book Review”

The Songbird’s Refrain – Book Review

Book Rating: ★★★☆☆ (3/5 stars) You are important. After Elizabeth is lured to a magical performance in town, she gets trapped by a nefarious woman called the Mistress. Her life changes right then, becoming obsolete in her old life, and sprouting feathers across her skin that itch with the promise of death. Her only solace isContinue reading “The Songbird’s Refrain – Book Review”

This Isn’t the Zombie Apocalypse – Book Review

Book Rating: ★★☆☆☆ (2/5 stars) What would happen if Life and Death basically went off the deep end? What if they decided that the rules no longer applied to them? This is the world we enter, through sarcastic Cal’s point-of-view, in This Isn’t the Zombie Apocalypse. And the title is true…this is no where near closeContinue reading “This Isn’t the Zombie Apocalypse – Book Review”

Reaper- Book Review

Book Rating: ★★★☆☆ (3/5 stars) We all feared the boogeyman in under our beds, in our closets, and in our basements growing up. Usually we outgrow them. But what if we shouldn’t have? What if they’re real? For Gregory and his sister Imogen, that’s exactly the case when a monster in hood appears from a mysteriousContinue reading “Reaper- Book Review”

The Color Thief – Book Review

Book Rating: ★★★☆☆ (3.5/5 stars) Princess Helena thinks she understands her destiny: marry a prince, become queen of Teqell, and lead. She’s been studying for years, basking in the colors of the castle gardens. That is…until her parents, the King and Queen, fall ill. So, Princess Helena, and her guard – and friend – Dresden planContinue reading “The Color Thief – Book Review”

How to Defeat a Demon King in Ten Easy Steps – Book Review

Book Rating: ★★★★☆ (4/5 stars)Audio Book Rating: ★★★★★ (5/5 Stars)Total Rating: ★★★★☆ (4/5 stars) Your destiny is what you make of it. That’s what everyone says right? Well, except when you’re in a world based off of games like Legend of Zelda of other infamous RPGs. Then it gets a little bit more complicated. Enter Yui Shaw,Continue reading “How to Defeat a Demon King in Ten Easy Steps – Book Review”

Nightshade Forest – Book Review

Book Rating: ★★★★☆ (4/5 stars) Have you ever wanted to enter your favorite story and play out the role of the main character? In Nightshade Forest by Nikki Mitchell, that is exactly what happens to Eleanor! One Christmas day, her father gives her a new book…and without warning she is transported into the world of NightshadeContinue reading “Nightshade Forest – Book Review”

Witches Abroad – Book Review

Book Rating: ★★★★☆ (4/5 stars)Audio Book Rating: ★★★★☆ (4/5 stars)Total Rating: ★★★★☆ (4/5 stars) Stories exist independently of their players. If you know that, knowledge is power. Certainly, understanding the power of a story, you have undeniable power. Terry Pratchett explores the mere power of the story through the adventure of Magrat Garlick, Granny Weatherwax, and Nanny OggContinue reading “Witches Abroad – Book Review”

Thorunn – Book Review

Book Rating: ★★★★☆ (4/5 stars) I was honored to be a beta reader for Thorunn as well as receive an ARC copy of the book prior to publication. Neither of these experiences have impacted my review. Imagine being whisked away from Earth, relocated to a foreign planet where you’re expected to start anew. Of course, inContinue reading “Thorunn – Book Review”

Howl’s Moving Castle – Book Review

Book Rating: ★★★★★ (5/5 stars)Audio Book Rating: ★★★★☆ (4/5 stars)Total Rating: ★★★★★ (5/5 stars) Most people know Howl’s Moving Castle from the 2004 Miyazaki Film. While I was certainly aware of the movie, and had it on my “to-watch” list for many years, I actually had not watched it prior to reading this book. In retrospect, IContinue reading “Howl’s Moving Castle – Book Review”