My Top 16 Favorite 2016 Reads

Let’s face it: for many, 2016 was a less-than-stellar year, and a lot of people are excited to kiss it goodbye. Yet, in this time of reflection and transition to 2017, it’s impossible to look at the year’s negatives without also looking at its positives. 2016 was a good reading year for me. I read […]

RECREATED (Reawakened, #2): Review

Recreated (Reawakened, #2) by Colleen Houck Published by Delacorte Press on August 2, 2016 Genres: young adult fantasy, paranormal romance, urban fantasy, mythology Pages: 416 Format: Hardcover Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Goodreads | IndieBound Rating: ★★   *sighs* This is not the review I’d hoped to be writing. Not at all. I loved Reawakened–way more than I was expecting to. It wasn’t a sophisticated […]

ALLEGIANT (Divergent, #3): Review

Allegiant (Divergent, #3) by Veronica Roth Published by Katherine Tegen Books on May 1, 2012 Genres: young adult science fiction, post-apocalyptic, dystopian, romance Pages: 526 Format: Hardcover Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Goodreads | IndieBound Rating: ★★  I want so much to give this book more than two stars. I really, really do. But I can’t. It’s not because of the ending, either. I didn’t want […]

Mood & Music Monday: 12/26/16

Hello, everybody! Merry Christmas, and welcome to this week’s Mood and Music Monday! Mood and Music Monday is a weekly meme I’ve started, wherein I’ll post a song and talk about how it relates to my day/week, as well as a few other things. (And, in case anyone’s wondering, this meme has no relation to […]

THE PASSION OF DOLSSA: Review

The Passion of Dolssa by Julie Berry Published by Viking Books for Young Readers on April 12, 2016 Genres: young adult, historical fiction, religion Pages: 478 Format: Hardcover Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Goodreads | IndieBound Rating: ★★★¾ This is a difficult book to review, just like it’s a difficult book to categorize. It has religious undertones, but it’s not necessarily a story about religion. […]

WiP Wednesday: 12/21/16

Hello, and welcome to this week’s #WiPWednesday post! #WiPWednesday is a weekly meme started by Brigid Gorry-Hines from Wordfare. Every Wednesday, I’m supposed to post an update about my WiP (Work in Progress), including word count and where I’m at in writing/revising it. Hopefully, doing this meme will keep me motivated to continue working on my WiP. […]