Grace and Fury by Tracy Banghart

“For every woman who has been told to sit down and be quiet…and has stood up anyway.”

Yes this quote is from the dedication, but it really sums up what this book is all about in 18 words. This was one of my top anticipated releases for July because we all know that I love strong female characters and political intrigue, but unfortunately this book missed the mark for me. Continue reading “Grace and Fury by Tracy Banghart”

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Mystery Blogger Award #1-5 // I need to stop saving my tags

Hey there, it’s ya girl who collects tags in her drafts for literal months at a time here with three four five nominations for the Mystery Blogger Award! (I got two more nominations for this award while it was sitting in my scheduled posts, I love this community, xoxo!) Continue reading “Mystery Blogger Award #1-5 // I need to stop saving my tags”

HellCorp Blog Tour info

Interview with Jonathan Whitelaw

I am so excited to have had the opportunity to interview Jonathan Whitelaw about his newest book HellCorp as part of this blog tour! 👿  In HellCorp the devil finds himself burned out and in need of a vacation, but first he has to do something for God. I am really intrigued by this title and cannot wait to pick it up myself, and it was so cool to learn more about how this story came to life from the author!


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Sentranced Saturday #11

sentranced (adj.): the state of being captivated by a well-written sentence.

Sentranced Saturday is a weekly meme created here that encourages you to share a quote that left you entranced. It makes you think. I have a little notebook that I carry with me everywhere to write down quotes that inspire me in some way, and I am sure that I am not alone! Everyone is welcome to participate, please be sure to link to this post so I can see all of your quotes!


“Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.” 
― Lao Tzu  Continue reading “Sentranced Saturday #11”

Hullmetal Girls by Emily Skrutskie

Read the first chapter of Hullmetal Girls here!

“The Chancellor sees us the way humans do, the way I used to see Scela. We’re tools. Weapons. Things to be wielded with force.”

Hullmetal Girls is an ambitious science fiction novel that brings together many elements into an interesting (and frightening) future. The book gripped me with its first words, providing just enough of a primer of the world, the customs, and I had high hopes for this Battlestar Galactica mashup with cyborgs and a militaristic dystopian future. Unfortunately, this book fell short for me and didn’t live up to my hopes. Continue reading “Hullmetal Girls by Emily Skrutskie”

FREE Bookish Blogger Templates for Scheduling and Statistics

For the past few months I have been happily using my Scheduling Spreadsheet to prioritize and keep track of my review obligations (which has been life changing!). After adding a stats tab and sharing it on Twitter, I received a lot of positive feedback and thought that I would share this resource with the community!

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Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody

“They say the city is a game, one only the reckless play.”

Friends, this book murdered me; I am a ghost typing up this review. This book has to be one of my biggest surprises of 2018 so far – it touched me deeply from the first sentences and kept me hooked until the end (and beyond, I am already stalking the 2019 sequel King of Fools).  Continue reading “Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody”

Sentranced Saturday #10

sentranced (adj.): the state of being captivated by a well-written sentence.

Sentranced Saturday is a weekly meme created here that encourages you to share a quote that left you entranced. It makes you think. I have a little notebook that I carry with me everywhere to write down quotes that inspire me in some way, and I am sure that I am not alone! Everyone is welcome to participate, please be sure to link to this post so I can see all of your quotes!


“It’s the sound of the sea that makes you believe in mermaids.”                                    ― Anthony T. Hincks                    Continue reading “Sentranced Saturday #10”

Suicide Club by Rachel Heng

“Something has to change. In being robbed of our deaths, we are robbed of our lives.”

Suicide Club is a chilling tale of a near-future dystopia where population decline has led to strict Sanctity of Life laws and systems to extend life ever longer. Poetically written, Heng weaves a dystopian nightmare that is plausible; however, I struggled to connect to the story as I had expected to and was left wanting much more. Continue reading “Suicide Club by Rachel Heng”