Adult, ARC review, book review

Shimmy Bang Sparkle by Nicola Rendell (Digital ARC Review)

To catch a thief…or fall for one? All Nick Norton wants is to stay on the straight and narrow…and never get caught stealing again. Then he lays eyes on her: Stella Peretti—100 percent sexy and absolutely irresistible. Especially when he sees her smooth moves lifting a two-karat diamond. Nick realizes he’s found the sparkling woman of his dreams—one so perfect for him it’s almost criminal… Read More Shimmy Bang Sparkle by Nicola Rendell (Digital ARC Review)

ARC review, book review, young adult

Star-Touched Stories by Roshani Chokshi (eARC Review)

I absolutely loved Roshani Chokshi’s full novels The Star-Touched Queen (my review) and A Crown of Wishes (my review), so when the first short story in this collection, “Death and Night” came out as a novella last May, I was all over it. I won’t go into that story in this review, because I wrote a full review… Read More Star-Touched Stories by Roshani Chokshi (eARC Review)

ARC review, book review, young adult

These Rebel Waves by Sara Raasch (ARC Review)

Adeluna is a soldier. Five years ago, she helped the magic-rich island of Grace Loray overthrow its oppressor, Argrid, a country ruled by religion. But adjusting to postwar life has not been easy. When an Argridian delegate vanishes during peace talks with Grace Loray’s new Council, Argrid demands brutal justice—but Lu suspects something more dangerous is at work… Read More These Rebel Waves by Sara Raasch (ARC Review)

book review, nonfiction

I’d Rather Be Reading: A Library of Art for Book Lovers by Guinevere de la Mare (Review)

For anyone who’d rather be reading than doing just about anything else, this book is the ultimate must-have. In this visual ode to all things bookish, readers will get lost in page after page of beautiful contemporary art, photography, and illustrations depicting the pleasures of books… Read More I’d Rather Be Reading: A Library of Art for Book Lovers by Guinevere de la Mare (Review)

japan & korea 2017, travel

Japan and Korea 2017 Day 9: CoCo Curry, Tokyo Imperial Palace, Tokyo Skytree, a Matsuri at the Asakusa Temple, and Tokyo from Above

Welcome to Day 9 of my Japan & Korea 2017 travel series! If you have been following the series since Day 1 (or even since my travel prep series that I published before leaving on this trip last year), you’ll know that this day is the last full day that my parents were in Japan… Read More Japan and Korea 2017 Day 9: CoCo Curry, Tokyo Imperial Palace, Tokyo Skytree, a Matsuri at the Asakusa Temple, and Tokyo from Above