Book Review: The Bane Chronicles

“Trust. It is like placing a blade in someone’s hand and setting the very point to your heart.” This past November, Cassandra Clare’s novellas featuring eccentric warlock Magnus Bane were finally released in an anthology chronicling his adventures through history. Magnus was always a character in both of Clare’s The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices series, but was […]

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Book Review: The King’s Curse (The Cousins’ War #6)

Philippa Gregory returns to her acclaimed The Cousins’ War series with the sixth installment, The King’s Curse. This novel tells the fascinating story of Margaret Pole, Henry VIII’s cousin, and lady-in-waiting to Katherine of Aragon. Picking up years after the previous novel, The White Princess, left off, we find Margaret Pole, daughter of George, Duke of Clarence, learning of the curse […]

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Book Review: The Heroes of Olympus Series by Rick Riordan

This fall Rick Riordan’s conclusion to his Heroes of Olympus series arrived, so I decided to take a look at this Percy Jackson and the Olympians spin-off. This summer I devoured the Percy Jackson series, so when I heard the spin-off series was about to be completed I decided to check it out. Like its predecessor, this series was easy to […]


Snake Charmer Daniel Radcliffe is a Bit ‘Horny’

This week I am collaborating with Tamara from Shelf Addiction on reviewing Daniel Radcliffe’s latest film, Horns. Radcliffe first hit the screen in 1999’s David Copperfield, but later became known thanks to a little film a worldwide phenomenon, Harry Potter. Unlike many child stars, Daniel has found success as an adult, but like his earlier films, his new movie dances on the dark […]


Book Review: Love You to Death (Season 5: The Unofficial Companion to The Vampire Diaries)

Damon: Did you think I was going to go on a rampage, slaughter a bunch of innocent people, go bowling with human heads? What’d you think I was gonna do? Stefan: Hate me. I thought you would hate me.” Just in time for an all-new season of the CW’s, The Vampire Diaries, authors Crissy Calhoun and Heather […]


Book Review: Bring Up the Bodies (Thomas Cromwell #2)

“The things you think are the disasters in your life are not the disasters really. Almost anything can be turned around: out of every ditch, a path, if you can only see it.” I’ve always been enthralled by Tudor England, even as a child. Growing up in the Episcopal (Anglican) Church, Henry VIII fascinated me, […]


Book Review: Addicted

After seeing the intriguing trailer for Zane’s novel, Addicted, which has been adapted to film, I thought I would check the book out. The story is about a young successful woman who cheats on her husband and discovers she’s addicted to sex. Her addiction takes her to places she never thought she would ever go to, and […]


Book Review: Ruined (The Eternal Balance #1)

Hell is looking for a way to break loose… While playing around on Goodreads I came across Jus Accardo’s Ruined. This fresh take on the Cain and Abel story was a fun read. The story centers around Jax and his estranged twin brother Chase, who are the descendents of Cain. Marked with a curse, Jax was forced to leave […]


Book Review: Stardust

“Every lover is, in his heart, a madman, and, in his head, a minstrel.” Years ago I saw the film adaptation of this novel, and have wanted to read it for years. Neil Gaiman’s Stardust is a fairytale, an adventure, and a romance. Set in Victorian England, a young man sets out to find his heart’s desire, […]


2014 Historical Fiction Reading Challenge

This summer I discovered Historical Tapestry’s Historical Fiction Challenge and decided to join up. I set my goal for 15 books as this was my first time and I was already participating in Goodreads’ 2013 Reading Challenge. I usually pick a theme each year for my reading material, and had already read some historical fiction, […]


Book Review: Obsession (Arum Series #1)

Book Review: Obsession (Arum Series #1)

Hunter: “You have a feisty little attitude, don’t you?” Serena: “You’re about to get a feisty little foot up your ass.” That exchange basically sums up Hunter and Serena. In Jennifer Armentrout’s adult spin-off of her popular LUX Series, Obsession, Armentrout decides give fans a glimpse of the Luxen/Arum war from the Arum perspective. We first meet Arum […]


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