“The Pages of the Mind” by Jeffe Kennedy

The Pages of the Mind is a fantasy romance novel by Jeffe Kennedy. It’s a continuation of her series The Twelve Kingdoms, but is also the start of its own series within that world. The Pages of the Mind also works pretty well as a standalone, because although The Twelve Kingdoms series consists of fantasy romance stories thatRead more

It’s that time again… Mini-Reviews!

Every now and then my backlog of read-but-not-reviewed starts getting ridiculous.  That’s currently the case, and I want to clean house before the weekend comes so I can cosplay as Hermione Granger while not feeling guilty over the shit I should have done on my blog (stressing over unfinished work would be totally in character forRead more

“The Wrath and the Dawn” by Renee Ahdieh

The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh is a young adult retelling of One Thousand and One Nights.  Each night, Khalid, the mad Caliph of Khorasan, takes a new bride, who he has killed the next morning.  Becoming Khalid’s bride is a death sentence, but a young woman named Shazi volunteers for the role.  Her best friend had beenRead more

#ArmchairBEA Day 3 – To infinity, and beyond!

Beyond the traditional form of the novel, what are your favorite alternative forms (graphic novels, audiobooks, webcomics, etc)? Do you have any favorite works within these alternate forms? How do you think the changing format affects the reading experience?  So, a couple weekends ago I was feeling super stressed out for no reason whatsoever, to theRead more

Double Feature: “The Prince” and “The Mistress” by Tiffany Reisz

I’m doing this thing where I start writing reviews for all of the books I’ve read in the past two months when I’ve been busy with work things and moving and life getting in the way of my blog, and I’ve got a confession to make.  I don’t actually remember exactly where The Prince (book 3 ofRead more

“Captivated” by Megan Hart and Tiffany Reisz

Captivated is a book that contains two novella-length stories: “Letting Go” by Megan Hart and “Seize the Night” by Tiffany Reisz.  Reviews of each story are below, but before I jump into them, I have a couple thoughts on the compilation itself.  I felt that the stories worked well together, and worked well as one volume.Read more

Romance When You Need It–Free E-books from Harlequin!

This month Harlequin launched a new promotion, Romance When You Need It.  By signing up for Harlequin’s newsletter, you can receive 17 free e-books! Over the years, I’ve had mixed feelings about the romance genre.  Sometimes I love it, and other times I find the stories and characters to feel shallow.  But I’ve been tryingRead more

“The Talon of the Hawk” by Jeffe Kennedy

The Talon of the Hawk is the third volume in Jeffe Kennedy’s series The Twelve Kingdoms, a collection of fantasy romance novels about three sisters and their struggles to find their place in the world.  Even though this is book three, The Talon and the Hawk can serve as a standalone, although it will spoil some events from previousRead more

“Modern Romance” by Aziz Ansari

In Modern Romance, comedian Aziz Ansari teams up with sociologist Eric Klinenberg for a humorous exploration of what it means to date and find love in the modern world.  In our grandparents’ era, finding “the one” wasn’t so complex.  You’d meet someone cute in your neighborhood, and before you knew it, you’d be married.  As Ansari explains,Read more