Magical realism, lyrical prose, and the pain and passion of human love haunt this hypnotic generational saga. Foolish love appears to be the Roux family birthright, an ominous forecast for its most recent progeny, Ava Lavender. Ava—in all other ways a normal girl—is born with the wings of a bird. In a quest to understand… Continue reading Review: The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton
Ever since his girlfriend ended their relationship, Thomas Rosanoff’s life has been on a downward spiral. A gifted med student, he has spent his entire adulthood struggling to escape the legacy of his father, an esteemed psychiatrist who used him as a test subject when he was a boy. Thomas lived his entire young life… Continue reading Review: The Shoe on the Roof by Will Ferguson
I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately. I love this little hobby blog, and for the longest time, I was happy with the system I’d worked out and the content I was putting out there. But for the last couple of months, I’ve found myself increasingly disinterested in the content I’ve been putting out.… Continue reading Time For A Change: What the Heck Am I Doing with This Blog?
Happy Saturday! This post is going up super late, because I just walked in the door for the first time since early this morning. But better late than never, right? This week’s song is: I love all of Sleeping At Last’s stuff, and have been listening to this album in my car for this whole… Continue reading Saturday Song: Earth by Sleeping At Last
You have four days to locate five treasured trophies. Break the rules and you all die. Happy hunting! Back in September, the town of Bakersville, Ohio made national news when a video went viral featuring thirteen of the high school’s elite in compromising positions. Now it’s May, and every month since the “Bakersville Dozen” made… Continue reading Review: The Bakersville Dozen by Kristina McBride
Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk of being thrust into the spotlight. Now Simon is actually being blackmailed: if he doesn’t play wingman for class clown Martin, his sexual identity will become… Continue reading Review: Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda
Finding a dead man in the woods seems, at first, like any other routine tragedy. Burdened by a lack of scientific evidence, the investigation takes a much darker turn when a series of interviews uncover sordid details from this dead man’s past including a history of magic and violence. This story takes the four main… Continue reading Book Spotlight: Smoke: A Novel by Roxanne Heath