Book Review: The Demon’s Lexicon, Sarah Rees Brennan

The Demon’s Lexicon by Sarah Rees Brennan My rating: 5 of 5 stars Summary: Sixteen-year-old Nick and his brother, Alan, are always ready to run. Their father is dead, and their mother is crazy—she screams if Nick gets near her. She’s no help in protecting any of them from the deadly magicians who use demons to…

Strange Saturday Nights

Prompt from: https://thestoryshack.com/tools/writing-prompt Genre: fairy tale Person: a golfer Item: a machine gun Sentence to use: “Don’t trust everything you see.” Full title: Strange Saturday Nights Are Good For Sunday Morning Health I’m starting to wonder if I’m actually drunk. I didn’t think I was, considering I only had a sip from one of my…

Manhwa Review: Flow, Heo Ni-Bi

Flow: Stream by Heo Ni-Bi My rating: 5 of 5 stars Summary: In this world, every child is born under a god. Every child can have their god grant them a wish. For the children that haven’t made wishes, the gods will disguise themselves as animals and follow the children around. Once in a while comes…

Book Review: Elixir, Hilary Duff, Elise Allen

Elixir by Hilary Duff My rating: 1 of 5 stars Summary: Clea Raymond has felt the glare of the spotlight her entire life. The daughter of a renowned surgeon and a prominent Washington DC politician, she has grown to be a talented photojournalist who takes refuge in a career that allows her to travel to the…

Book Review: Wake, Lisa McMann

Wake by Lisa McMann My rating: 2 of 5 stars Summary: For seventeen-year-old Janie, getting sucked into other people’s dreams is getting old. Especially the falling dreams, the naked-but-nobody-notices dreams, and the sex-crazed dreams. Janie’s seen enough fantasy booty to last her a lifetime. She can’t tell anybody about what she does they’d never believe her,…

Book Review: The Scribe of Siena, Melodie Winawer

The Scribe of Siena by Melodie Winawer My rating: 4 of 5 stars Summary: Equal parts transporting love story and gripping historical conspiracy—think The Girl with a Pearl Earring meets Outlander—debut author Melodie Winawer takes readers deep into medieval Italy, where the past and present blur and a twenty-first century woman will discover a plot…

Book Review: The Careful Undressing of Love, Corey Ann Haydu

The Careful Undressing of Love by Corey Ann Haydu My rating: 2 of 5 stars Summary: Everyone who really knows Brooklyn knows Devonairre Street girls are different. They’re the ones you shouldn’t fall in love with. The ones with the curse. The ones who can get you killed. Lorna Ryder is a Devonairre Street girl, and…

Book Review: Dead Until Dark, Charlaine Harris

Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris My rating: 3 of 5 stars I have not read many vampire mystery novels, so I wasn’t really sure what to expect from this book. It was…okay. Not great, but not the worst book ever either. First: Characters. Sookie is an interesting person. She’s a telepathic waitress and has…

Book Review: I’ll Give You the Sun, Jandy Nelson

I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson My rating: 3 of 5 stars I was going to give this book two stars, but the ending somewhat redeemed the whole thing. Review to come. Edited 10/6/2015 Let’s start with the good, shall we? 1. Noah and Brian All I can say about this is that…

Book Review: Radiance, Alyson Noel

Radiance by Alyson Noel My rating: 1 of 5 stars This girl was the worst, most annoying brat I’ve ever had the misfortune to read about. Full review to come. Edited 11/1/2015 Riley is a young girl who died tragically in a car accident along with her parents. She picks up her life where it…