Book Review: The Mime by Tommy Tutalo

Title: The Mime Author: Tommy Tutalo Publisher: Self-published Publication date: March 21, 2022 Genre: MG/YA, Fantasy One Sentence Summary: Following the deaths of her parents, Florina becomes mute, but, thanks to an evil magician, ends up on a magical, dangerous journey with a group of performers to save her world and find her voice. Overall The … Continue reading Book Review: The Mime by Tommy Tutalo

First, Middle, and Last Impressions – September 21, 2022

I love taking a look at a book cover and description and then coming up with my own idea of what the book will be about. Sometimes I'm right, sometimes I'm so wrong it's almost funny. So I've decided to write about my first, middle, and last impressions of each book I read, as well … Continue reading First, Middle, and Last Impressions – September 21, 2022

Book Highlight: The Unfettered Child by Michael C. Sahd

Title: The Unfettered Child Author: Michael C. Sahd Publisher: Self-published Publication Date: August 28, 2019 Genre: Fantasy Her tribe is shattered. Her parents are gone. When eight-year-old Samara faces the capture of her tribe, an unimaginable power awakens within her. Even as this magic threatens to consume her, a disembodied voice intervenes, offering guidance and … Continue reading Book Highlight: The Unfettered Child by Michael C. Sahd

Book Reviews: Babel by R.F. Kuang + The Spear Cuts Through Water by Simon Jimenez

I suppose today's as good a day as any to review a couple of brutal fantasy novels. One is an historical fantasy that really didn't shy away from anything. The other felt like it upped the ante, jumping into a brutal, painful, unforgiving story right away. Babel by R.F. Kuang Title: Babel | Author: R.F. … Continue reading Book Reviews: Babel by R.F. Kuang + The Spear Cuts Through Water by Simon Jimenez

Book Highlight: Piano Zen by Thomas Rheingans

Title: Piano Zen Author: Thomas Rheingans Publisher: Self-published Publication Date: February 7, 2022 Genre: Fantasy, Children's Piano Zen is a fantasy story about an eleven-year-old boy named William Longfellow Emerson who takes piano lessons with a friendly but eccentric Piano Zen teacher named Rosa Carreño.Rosa lives and teaches Piano Zen lessons in the Gate Lodge … Continue reading Book Highlight: Piano Zen by Thomas Rheingans

First, Middle, and Last Impressions – September 7, 2022

I love taking a look at a book cover and description and then coming up with my own idea of what the book will be about. Sometimes I'm right, sometimes I'm so wrong it's almost funny. So I've decided to write about my first, middle, and last impressions of each book I read, as well … Continue reading First, Middle, and Last Impressions – September 7, 2022

Book Highlight: DreamRovers: Price of Deliverance by Christie Valentine Powell

Title: DreamRovers: Price of Deliverance (DreamRovers #1) Author: Christie Valentine Powell Publisher: Self-published Publication Date: April 2, 2021 Genre: Fantasy The world hates dream-roving abilities. To survive, three exiles need a family.Indra has lived inside of dreams since her mother’s execution. It’s a lonely life, but it keeps her safe and connected to her mother’s … Continue reading Book Highlight: DreamRovers: Price of Deliverance by Christie Valentine Powell

Diversity and Inclusivity Challenge: August 2022

This year I'm embarking on a personal Diversity and Inclusivity Challenge. This involves trying to ensure at least half of all the books I read each month feature either diversity or an inclusive, accepting world. I've defined diversity as involving books focused on one group (non-white because too many books have already featured enough white … Continue reading Diversity and Inclusivity Challenge: August 2022

First, Middle, and Last Impressions – August 24, 2022

I love taking a look at a book cover and description and then coming up with my own idea of what the book will be about. Sometimes I'm right, sometimes I'm so wrong it's almost funny. So I've decided to write about my first, middle, and last impressions of each book I read, as well … Continue reading First, Middle, and Last Impressions – August 24, 2022

Book Highlight: The Ballad of Perilous Graves by Alex Jennings

Title: The Ballad of Perilous Graves Author: Alex Jennings Publisher: Redhook Publication Date: June 21, 2022 Genre: Fantasy Music is magic in this vibrant and imaginative debut novel set in a fantastical version of New Orleans where a battle for the city's soul brews between two young mages, a vengeful wraith, and one powerful song.Nola is … Continue reading Book Highlight: The Ballad of Perilous Graves by Alex Jennings