Mini Reviews, Vol. 15

The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory I don't read a lot of romances, but I will probably have some romantic elements in the story I'm writing. Hence, I'm going to make an effort to read a few. I picked The Wedding Date because it was available and it sounded fun. And it was! Pro: Alexa's … Continue reading Mini Reviews, Vol. 15

Review ~ The Spellbook of Katrina Van Tassel

This book was provided to me by St. Martin's Press via NetGalley for review consideration. The Spellbook of Katrina Van Tassel: A Story of Sleepy Hollow by Alyssa Palombo When Ichabod Crane arrives in the spooky little village of Sleepy Hollow as the new schoolmaster, Katrina Van Tassel is instantly drawn to him. Through their … Continue reading Review ~ The Spellbook of Katrina Van Tassel

Review ~ All the Crooked Saints

All the Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater Here is a thing everyone wants: a miracle. Here is a thing everyone fears: what it takes to get one. Any visitor to Bicho Raro, Colorado is likely to find a landscape of dark saints, forbidden love, scientific dreams, miracle-mad owls, estranged affections, one or two orphans, and … Continue reading Review ~ All the Crooked Saints

Mini Reviews, Vol. #9

My 20 15 10 Books of Summer efforts crashed pretty hard. I was going to make a last valiant effort during Bout of Books, but alas: https://twitter.com/Katen/status/900380729539837953 I ended up in digital libraries like some sort of ebook junky. So, here's a wrap-up, not of 20 15 10 Books of Summer, but of what I ended … Continue reading Mini Reviews, Vol. #9

Review ~ The Seance

The Seance by Iain Lawrence SCOOTER KING UNDERSTANDS illusions. In the midst of the Roaring Twenties, he performs them behind the scenes at his mother’s séances, giving the impression that Madam King communicates with the dead. Scooter also admires Harry Houdini and can hardly wait to see the famed magician escape from his razzle-dazzle Burmese … Continue reading Review ~ The Seance

Review ~ Distant Waves

Distant Waves by Suzanne Weyn From the author of REINCARNATION, another historical, supernatural romance, this time focusing on five sisters whose lives are intertwined with the sinking of the Titanic. Science, spiritualism, history, and romance intertwine in Suzanne Weyn's newest novel. Four sisters and their mother make their way from a spiritualist town in New … Continue reading Review ~ Distant Waves

Review ~ Fangirl

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell Cath is a Simon Snow fan. Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan... But for Cath, being a fan is her life—and she’s really good at it. She and her twin sister, Wren, ensconced themselves in the Simon Snow series when they were just kids; it’s what got them … Continue reading Review ~ Fangirl