Publisher: HarperCollins

The Crown’s Game by Evelyn Skye – ARC Review (AKA You Should Read This Book)

The Crown’s Game by Evelyn Skye – ARC Review (AKA You Should Read This Book)

I’ve already featured this book once on the blog (check out my Bookish Backdrop filled with Russian opulence if you missed it) and told you how much I adored the book, but now that the release date is getting closer I thought it was only fair to give you a full review and expound on the reasons I loved it! After all, you can’t just trust my babbling, nonsensical words of affirmation – you need cold, hard […]

Posted May 16, 2016 in Reviews / 26 Comments
Down with the Shine by Kate Karyus Quinn – Review

Down with the Shine by Kate Karyus Quinn – Review

This book was just all sorts of fun, but I have to warn you not to take it too seriously. It’s full of irreverent humor, to be sure. (You don’t often see books that poke fun of characters who have been victims of a grisly murder, but this one does). If you’re okay with that, then this book will suit you just fine! What Fed My Addiction: Wishes gone wild! My favorite part of this book […]

Posted April 28, 2016 in Reviews / 12 Comments
Revenge and the Wild by Michelle Modesto – Review

Revenge and the Wild by Michelle Modesto – Review

Revenge and the Wild is one of the most unique books I’ve read – a steampunk, Western, fantasy (or urban fantasy?) mash-up that packs a definite punch! Yes, there’s a lot going on, but I kind of loved all of it, so I didn’t mind that. The synopsis of this book explains it pretty perfectly, so I’m not going to bother repeating it here. Instead, I’ll just jump right into my review … What Fed […]

Posted April 21, 2016 in Reviews / 9 Comments
The Mirror King by Jodi Meadows – Review

The Mirror King by Jodi Meadows – Review

***NOTE: This review is for the second book in a series but doesn’t contain anything but the mildest of spoilers for the first book. To read my review of The Orphan Queen, click on the link.*** Oh my goodness, this book!!! I seriously have no words for how utterly fantastic this book was. In fact, this review is going to be somewhat short because I don’t feel like I can talk about anything specific without […]

Posted April 7, 2016 in Reviews / 4 Comments
Siren’s Song by Mary Weber – Review

Siren’s Song by Mary Weber – Review

I absolutely adored the first two books in this series, so I was eager to dive into this final installment. Unfortunately, I have to confess that my experience reading this one was marred a bit by the simple fact that I couldn’t remember enough of what had happened in the first two books and I therefore struggled with connecting to the story – both the high stakes and the secondary characters. Still, by the end, […]

Posted March 22, 2016 in Reviews / 7 Comments
Assassin’s Heart by Sarah Ahiers – Review

Assassin’s Heart by Sarah Ahiers – Review

This is one of those times when I’m actually glad I went into the book relatively cold – I had just barely perused some reviews of the book well before I read it and didn’t read the blurb right before I started reading. So, I had NO idea what was going to happen, and I appreciated that. Having said that, in order to review the book, I have to at least mention details that were […]

Posted February 15, 2016 in Reviews / 17 Comments
Sword and Verse by Kathy MacMillan – Review

Sword and Verse by Kathy MacMillan – Review

This book didn’t quite fit the mold that I’ve gotten used to with a lot of YA fantasies lately, but that made me appreciate it even more. I loved the mythology that was woven in throughout the book and the fact that the written word was so important to the story was a huge bonus! This book has a great synopsis, so I won’t spend time telling you what it’s about. Instead I’ll jump straight into […]

Posted February 3, 2016 in Reviews / 13 Comments
The Crown’s Game by Evelyn Skye – Bookish Backdrop, Review Preview & Giveaway

The Crown’s Game by Evelyn Skye – Bookish Backdrop, Review Preview & Giveaway

About the Author Evelyn Skye was once offered a job by the C.I.A., she not-so-secretly wishes she was on “So You Think You Can Dance,” and if you challenge her to a pizza-eating contest, she guarantees she will win. When she isn’t writing, Evelyn can be found chasing her daughter on the playground or sitting on the couch, immersed in a good book and eating way too many cookies. THE CROWN’S GAME is her first […]

Posted January 30, 2016 in Bookish Backdrops, Giveaways (Ended) / 9 Comments
Bite Sized Reviews – Snow Like Ashes and Ice Like Fire by Sara Raasch

Bite Sized Reviews – Snow Like Ashes and Ice Like Fire by Sara Raasch

I wanted to write quick reviews of these two because I just haven’t gotten to them, but they deserve some attention! Hopefully these bite sized reviews will be enough to feed your fiction addiction! Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch Series: Snow Like Ashes #1 Published by Balzer & Bray on 10/14/14 Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy Pages: 416 Source: RT My content rating: YA (Nothing more than kissing, Some violence) My rating: A heartbroken girl. A fierce warrior. A hero in […]

Posted December 21, 2015 in Reviews / 10 Comments
Between the Notes by Sharon Huss Roat – Guest Post & $20 Giveaway

Between the Notes by Sharon Huss Roat – Guest Post & $20 Giveaway

I remember seeing this book back when it came out and thinking it looked really good, so I thought this would be a great opportunity to introduce you to it and give you a chance to win a $20 gift card as well. PLUS, you get this very fun guest post about Roat’s disastrous attempts at titling the book.   Book Title Brain Dump: A Top Ten List of Rejected Titles for BETWEEN THE NOTES by Sharon […]

Posted December 3, 2015 in Author Top Ten Lists, Giveaways (Ended) / 10 Comments