Sarah and her twin brother Jon are heirs to an ancient magical realm and its most valuable treasure, an enchanted library. The library endows readers with the supernatural means of crossing into the uncharted inner-sanctum of the second dimension, inhabited with peculiar and sometimes perilous creatures. The children are emboldened with a wondrous mystical gift… Continue reading Book Review: TwoSpells by Mark Morrison
Once upon a time, back at Darrow-Harker School, Beatrice Hartley and her six best friends were the cool kids, the beautiful ones. Then the shocking death of Jim—their creative genius and Beatrice’s boyfriend—changed everything. One year after graduation, Beatrice is returning to Wincroft—the seaside estate where they spent so many nights sharing secrets, crushes, plans… Continue reading Book Review: Neverworld Wake by Marisha Pessl
Happy Saturday! How are we at the last weekend of August already? It seems like it was just the end of the school year a couple of days ago, and I’m not ready to go back to all my school year stuff quite yet. So here’s a song. I don’t think this one needs a… Continue reading Saturday Song: As If We Never Said Goodbye by Patti Lupone
Teenager Cason Martin is the youngest ballerina in the Atlanta Ballet Conservatory. She never really had a choice of whether she learned to dance or not. Her mother, the conservatory’s artistic director, has made all the decisions in Cason’s life. But that’s about to change. Cason has been hiding an injury, and it’s much worse… Continue reading Book Review: Brave Enough by Kati Gardner
Happy Saturday! This has been a lovely week of hazy, smokey days here in Alberta. Everything smells like a campfire, and everyone I work with has red eyes. It’s awesome. But at least we have music! This song popped up as a recommendation after a playlist had finished while I was driving, and it only… Continue reading Saturday Song: Band of Gold by the Gray Havens
A woman’s disappearance exposes a life of secrets in a twisting novel of psychological suspense from the author of The Memory Watcher. Meredith Price is the luckiest woman alive. Her husband, Andrew, is a charming and successful financial broker. She has two lovely stepchildren and is living in affluence in a mountain resort town. After… Continue reading Book Review: The Thinnest Air by Minka Kent
Way back (a little over a month ago), I posted about doing Camp NaNoWriMo in July, and also posted about where I was mid-way through. Well, now July is done, and I’ve actually hit my goal! I’ve been working on a story that hovers between a science fiction and urban fantasy story depending on my mood and what… Continue reading Camp NaNoWriMo July 2018: I Did It!