Review: City of Bones by Cassandra Clare


After a strange encounter at a nightclub with her best friend Simon, Clary Fray finds herself thrust into a shadowy underworld where witches, werewolves and demons exist. She meets three teenagers who kill said demons, calling themselves Shadowhunters. Clary is inexplicably drawn to one of the Shadowhunters in particular, a good-looking surly boy named Jace who […]

Review: Keep Your Friends Close by Paula Daly


Natty and Sean were high school sweethearts, now married with two teenage daughters and running the local hotel that they own. When Natty’s good friend Eve is in town for a visit, she thinks nothing of leaving her with her family when she rushes out of town to tend to one of her daughters who […]

Mini Reviews: Graphic Novels (June 2014 edition)


It’s been a while since I’ve had a chance to do more graphic novel mini reviews but I flew through a bunch of them recently, so here’s the run-down. All of these are actually not new releases, with the newest one from February 2014. The Heart of the Beast | Gotham Central: Book One | […]

Review: Bandette, Volume 1: Presto! by Tobin & Coover


In our first ever crossover post, I’m linking my Paris Month with Ardo’s Supervillain Week today. Thanks to Christa (More Than Just Magic) pointing us in the right direction, we discovered Tobin & Coover’s Bandette – a “supervillain” (of sorts) in Paris! While my post will be basically a review on the graphic novel, with special […]

Review: Marie Antoinette, Serial Killer by Katie Alender


Colette is headed to Paris on a class trip, ready to be immersed in the history and culture of the city but a series of murders makes their educational excursion a lot more anxious. With nerves already on edge, Colette sees a woman in a ballgown everywhere who looks a lot like Marie Antoinette. She […]

Mini Reviews: Graphic Novels (Apr 2014 edition)


A few weeks belated on these March releases, but this month’s mini reviews features some interesting paranormal-type graphic novel reads as well as an upcoming April one that has an interesting take on superheroes. Dream Thief | The Undertaking of Lily Chen | Buzzkill Dream Thief, Volume 1 by Jai Nitz & Greg Smallwood After […]

Review: The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris by Jenny Colgan


After a freak accident at work in a chocolate factory, Anna Trent finds herself flying to Paris on the insistence of Claire, a former teacher, that she has since reconnected with. While in Paris, she would be working at a renowned chocolatierie at the break of dawn, learning from the very best. Not only is […]

Review: Tsarina by J. Nelle Patrick


A Fabergé egg, enchanted by magic with the task to protect the Romanov family, ensuring their power in Russia. Natalya Kutepova, in love with Alexei Romanov, learns of the egg’s power just as the Reds are set to attack St. Petersburg. In the chaos, Natalya and her friend Emilia run for their lives as they […]

Review: Hidden Girl by Shyima Hall with Lisa Wysocky


Shyima grew up in Egypt as the middle child of eleven children, enjoying her meager life with her siblings before one day, when she was 8 years old, her parents sold her to a wealthy family. From that point on, Shyima’s childhood became one of slavery that would last for many years, taking her from […]

Blog Tour Review: Wake by Anna Hope


In the days leading up to the 2nd anniversary of Armistice Day in London, three women leading three separate lives go about their days while the horrific memories of the war are still very fresh. Hettie, a young dance instructor at the Palais becomes enamoured with a charming, yet distant, man she meets while out […]

Mini Reviews: Graphic Novels (belated 2013 edition)


I meant to post the mini reviews of these graphic novels earlier since I read them in 2013 but the month of December just zipped by and I never got a chance to post it… hence this belated 2013 edition of Mini Reviews with releases from October, November and December. The Cage | Hawkeye, Volume […]

Review: Backward Compatible by Sarah Daltry & Pete Clark


Katie is decked out in cosplay as she waits in line for the midnight release of a highly anticipated video game when she gets into an argument with a guy trying to take the one in her hand. Thus begins an awkward and sweet friendship/relationship that builds both online and in person, with no help […]

TV Review: A Young Doctor’s Notebook


Set in 1920s Russia, Daniel Radcliffe plays a freshly graduated doctor whose new job is at a remote medical clinic in the middle of seemingly nowhere. With the help of three kooky aides, he struggles with putting his education into practical use. Jon Hamm plays his future self, who appears from time to time, conversing […]

Review: Paddle Your Own Canoe by Nick Offerman


Nick Offerman and his iconic mustache are probably most well known for his role as Ron Swanson on the hit NBC show Parks & Recreation. In Paddle Your Own Canoe: One Man’s Fundamentals for Delicious Living Nick talks about his childhood and theatre-filled life in the journey to where he is today, married to the […]