Chances are, if you have any sort of problem, someone at some point has told you to try meditation for it. And maybe you even decided to give it a try, but quickly gave up when you were instructed to “empty your mind.” Perhaps you decided to try visualization instead, but kept populating your tranquil gardens with velociraptors when you got bored.
I’m a sucker for unique expressions of magic in fantasy novels. When I found out that Rowenna Miller’s novel Torn was the story of seamstress who sews enchantments into her bespoke garments, I knew I had to read it… especially when I saw the gorgeous cover design.
Let me level with you — I don’t really like the ocean. I’m a poor swimmer, and I don’t like to be in water where I can’t stand with my feet on the floor and my head above the water. And the ocean has a ridiculous amount of creepy looking creatures in it. Other people may be entranced by coral reefs and playful dolphins, and I’m thinking about those sea stars with the really long arms, and goblin sharks.
Author: Holly Black Genre: YA Fantasy Publisher: Little, Brown Books Pages: 384 pages Release Date: January 2, 2018 My Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ Overview: At the ripe age of seven, Jude and her two sisters were stolen away to Faerie after their parents are brutally murdered. Flash forward ten years, when Jude tries desperately to belong there, despite the fact that she will never live forever as the Faerie Folk do. Many of the Fey harbor pure hatred of humans, but none loathe them more than Prince Cardan, the wickedest son of the High Court King. And it’s him she must defy to win her place at court, […]
Those of us who read fiction set in either a historic period or a fantasy world inspired by history know that we’re getting a sanitized version of reality. For the most part, we don’t actually want to think about the reality of life before our currently level of food safety, medical science, and sanitation.
I love books. I’ve loved them for pretty much my entire life, and I don’t know what I’d do without them. That said, there’s no denying that sometimes, it can be hard to be a book lover. Here are a few problems you might have run across: -Moving. What a nightmare. You have to pack all your books. Then you have all these heavy boxes that no one has to carry. Then you have to figure out how to fit all of your bookcases into your new home, and then you have to unpack all the books, which takes five […]
As we enter new relationships, we go in blind. For the most part, we trust until we are given reasons not to. ~ Kelly Smith, Signs In The Rearview Mirror Author: Kelly Smith Publisher: Sunny Day Publishing LCC My rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ Signs In The Rearview Mirror: Leaving Toxic Relationships Behind is a first hand account of how easily we can slip into the worst situations with the best intentions. In her novel, Smith reveals how the tiniest of choices – the ones we scarcely think about – play a large role in where we end up in life, but she shows, through […]