Publisher: Self Published


Dec 14
Navigating the Stars by Maria V. Snyder: Review & Giveaway

Navigating the Stars by Maria V. Snyder: Review & Giveaway

Giveaways (Ended), Reviews 18 ★★★★½

KINDLE VERSION Navigating the Stars is about Terra Cotta Warriors in space. Sound weird? It is a little, but it’s also really enjoyable. What Fed My Addiction: Sci-fi that’s in-depth without being confusing. There’s a decent amount of science in this fiction, but I never felt overwhelmed or bombarded with facts. There are some basic things about the world that you have to understand—for instance, the fact that space travel essentially causes time travel and the fact that they’re universe is run by something called Q-Net, which Lyra hacks into in a very specific way called worming—but I don’t feel like you have to understand the details of how it all works in order to enjoy and appreciate the way it works. I never felt lost. The mystery of the Warriors. Usually the mystery aspect of a book like this is my least favorite part, but in this case, I was intrigued and wanted… Read more »


Sep 15
Bite-Sized Reviews of The Blood Will Dry, Hunted, Hostage, and Monstress

Bite-Sized Reviews of The Blood Will Dry, Hunted, Hostage, and Monstress

Reviews 10

I’ve got three (technically four) bite-sized reviews today, including two for graphic novels I’ve read recently.  I just now realized how bleak or horror-filled all of these titles sound, and I suppose that the books are a bit on the bleak side (though Hunted is more of just a regular fantasy—paired with the others, it sounds bleak indeed!). I hope these bite-sized reviews will be enough to feed your fiction addiction! Kate L. Mary has once again managed to pull me into a unique post-apocalyptic world with her newest book. If you’ve been on my blog for any length of time, you’ve probably seen my reviews of her Broken World zombie series (a definite favorite of mine). This new book delves into a world of aliens instead of zombies, but it’s just as heart-stopping. At the beginning of the book, we meet Diana and see how she struggles to get… Read more »


Aug 18
Acceptance by Trish Beninato: Spotlight of a Book Edited by Me, Nook Reader Giveaway & Trish’s Top Ten Addictions

Acceptance by Trish Beninato: Spotlight of a Book Edited by Me, Nook Reader Giveaway & Trish’s Top Ten Addictions

Author Top Ten Lists, Edited by Me, Giveaways (Ended) 8

  It’s been awhile since I’ve featured a book I’ve edited on the blog, and I’m excited to introduce you to Acceptance by Trish Beninato! I don’t write reviews of books I edit (since it’s a conflict of interest), but I will say that Acceptance is a really fun and unique take on mythology that I’ve never seen before. I’m looking forward to editing the next book so I can keep reading! BLOGGERS, IF YOU’RE INTERESTED IN A REVIEW COPY OF THE BOOK, LET ME KNOW VIA EMAIL OR IN THE COMMENTS AND I’LL BE HAPPY TO GET YOU ONE! Check out Trish’s Top Ten Addictions. I have a feeling a lot of my readers will agree with her on some of these! She’s nerdy like the rest of us!  🙂 Trish’s Top Ten Addictions Marvel comics or anything Marvel: I grew up reading comics. I fell in love with… Read more »


Feb 22
Bite-Sized Reviews of The Impossible Fortress, Revenge of the Evil Librarian, Liberation, and The Anatomical Shape of a Heart

Bite-Sized Reviews of The Impossible Fortress, Revenge of the Evil Librarian, Liberation, and The Anatomical Shape of a Heart

Reviews 8

Lately I feel like I’ll never catch up with reviews. I might have to do another installment of bite-sized reviews sooner rather than later because I want to let you guys know my thoughts on all the fantastic books I’ve been reading lately! Hope these bite-sized reviews will be enough to feed your fiction addiction! This book was fun and kooky and nostalgic. Though I’ll admit that the often crude and horny teenage boys occasionally rubbed me the wrong way (this book definitely wasn’t trying to be PC), I do think that Rekulak captured the essence of these characters well and that they’re probably pretty more realistic than I’d like them to be. And I loved that, in the end, loyalty and friendship won out and Billy’s best friends rallied around him in ways I wasn’t expecting. I loved all of the nods to the 80s—from the references to TV… Read more »


Oct 20
Bite-Sized Audiobook Reviews–Momotaro: Xander and the Lost Island of Monsters & Abducted: Escape From Kraile

Bite-Sized Audiobook Reviews–Momotaro: Xander and the Lost Island of Monsters & Abducted: Escape From Kraile

Reviews 4 ★★★★½

These are two audiobooks that I received for review and listened to with my two older kids. It takes us a little while to get through these because I can only listen when the three of us are in the car together (or suffer their wrath), but these were both well worth the wait! Hopefully these bite-sized reviews will be enough to feed your fiction addiction!   Xander and the Lost Island of Monsters by Margaret Dilloway Series: Momotaro #1 Published by Dreamscape Media on 4/12/16 Genres: Middle Grade, Fantasy, Fairy Tales, Legends & Mythology Pages: 320   Audio Length: 8 hours and 12 minutes Source: AudioBook Jukebox My content rating: MG (Some MG-level violence, Slight bullying) My rating: Xander Miyamoto would rather do almost anything than listen to his sixth grade teacher, Mr. Stedman, drone on about weather disasters happening around the globe. When spring break begins at last, Xander plans to spend it playing computer games… Read more »


Aug 18
Bite-Sized Reviews – Treason, Just a Girl, and Me Before You

Bite-Sized Reviews – Treason, Just a Girl, and Me Before You

Reviews 9 ★★★★★

A few quick reviews of some of the books I’ve read (or listened to this summer). Hopefully these bite-sized reviews will be enough to feed your fiction addiction! Treason by S. M. Boyce Self-Published in October 2012 Genres: Fantasy Pages: 430  Audio Length: 13 hrs and 19 mins Source: Won It! My content rating: YA or NA (Nothing more than kissing, Some violence) My rating: Kara Magari ignited a war when she stumbled into Ourea and found the Grimoire: a powerful artifact filled with secrets. To protect the one person she has left, she strikes a deal that compromises everything she believes in… and things don’t go as planned. Braeden Drakonin can no longer run from who–and what–he is. He has to face the facts. He’s a prince. He’s a murderer. He’s a wanted man. And after a betrayal that leaves him heartbroken, he’s out for blood. To survive, both Kara and Braeden must become the evil… Read more »


Jul 28
Dark Dreams and Dead Things by Martina McAtee – Review & Giveaway

Dark Dreams and Dead Things by Martina McAtee – Review & Giveaway

Giveaways (Ended), Reviews 12 ★★★★½

NOTE: Since this blog tour is for the second book in the Dead Things Series, I’m featuring the second book first in my post. My only real spoiler for the first book is hidden behind a spoiler tag so that newbies to the series can read both reviews. Scroll down to see a bite-sized review of the first book in the series as well! This second book in the Dead Things Series was much darker than the first – sometimes extremely dark – but I have to confess that I loved that about it. What Fed My Addiction: Very dark dreams. The title of this book is no lie. In this second book in the series, we get to see what’s become of Mace . It isn’t pretty. In the midst of seeing Mace’s current predicament, we also learn the full details of what happened in Mace’s distant past that led him to his… Read more »


Mar 16
Threats of Sky and Sea and Riot of Storm and Smoke by Jennifer Ellision – Audiobook Reviews

Threats of Sky and Sea and Riot of Storm and Smoke by Jennifer Ellision – Audiobook Reviews

Reviews 4 ★★★★

Audiobooks are relatively new territory for me. In the past, the only audiobooks I listened to were the books in the Wheel of Time Series, which I was trying to finally finish after years of putting it off. Those were each 30-40 hours long!! I enjoyed them, but behemoth books make for equally behemoth audiobooks. I thought I’d try out a some more “normal” audiobooks – the type that I could listen to while doing housework (listening to these books actually encouraged me to fold the laundry) or in the car during my occasional half hour drives. I’m so glad I took a chance and stepped into something new! Now, onto my thoughts about these books: Threats of Sky and Sea by Jennifer Ellision Series: Threats of Sky and Sea #1 Self-Published on 5/14/14 Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy Audio Length: 8 hrs 50 min Source: Audiobook Blast! My content rating: YA (Nothing more than kissing) My rating:… Read more »


May 19
Review – Falling from the Sky by Nikki Godwin

Review – Falling from the Sky by Nikki Godwin

Reviews 1 ★★★★½

Title: Falling from the Sky Author: Nikki Godwin Release Date: February 21, 2014 Pages: 217 Goodreads Rating: 4.47/5 Stars My Rating: 4.5/5 Stars My Content Rating: YA (LGBT; Nothing more than kissing between the main characters; Sex is discussed by other characters, but not shown) Summary from Goodreads:  All stability in sixteen-year-old Ridge McCoy’s life crashed and burned in the plane crash that killed his dad. This summer-long basketball camp is his chance to improve his skills and escape his problems back home. But his summer plans take a turn in an unexpected direction when he meets Micah Youngblood, the guy who runs the carousel at the local mall and has a reputation for devouring straight boys’ heterosexuality for breakfast, alongside his chocolate chip pancakes.  Ridge needs a way to avoid the guys at camp, whose only quest for the summer is to drown in beer and hook up with girls. So when Micah offers to explain how the… Read more »


Jan 29
Review – Insanity by Cameron Jace

Review – Insanity by Cameron Jace

Reviews 0 ★★★★

Title: Insanity Author: Cameron Jace Release Date: December 20, 2013 Pages: 256 Goodreads Rating: 4.13 Stars My Rating: 4/5 stars My Content Rating: PG-13? (Violence and some mature subject matters) Summary from Goodreads: After accidentally killing everyone in her class, Alice Wonder is now a patient in the Radcliffe Lunatic Asylum. No one doubts her insanity. Only a hookah-smoking professor believes otherwise; that he can prove her sanity by decoding Lewis Carroll’s paintings, photographs, and find Wonderland’s real whereabouts. Professor Caterpillar persuades the asylum that Alice can save lives and catch the wonderland monsters now reincarnated in modern day criminals. In order to do so, Alice leads a double life: an Oxford university student by day, a mad girl in an asylum by night. The line between sanity and insanity thins when she meets Jack Diamonds, an arrogant college student who believes that nonsense is an actual science. Insanity is a quirky, somewhat bizarre modern take on Alice… Read more »