Counting Wolves

Counting Wolves by Michael F. Stewart (2017)
-ARC Review-

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Teen Fiction | Contemporary
4 Stars
Blurb:

“The Breakfast Club meets Grimm’s Fairy Tales in the lair of an adolescent psych ward.

Milly’s evil stepmother commits her to a pediatric psych ward. That’s just what the wolf wants. With bunk mates like Red, who’s spiraling out of control; Pig, a fire-bug who claims Milly as her own—but just wants extra dessert—Vanet, a manic teen masquerading as a fairy godmother with wish-granting powers as likely to kill as to help; and the mysterious Wolfgang, rumored to roam for blood at night; it doesn’t take long for Milly to realize that only her dead mother’s book of tales can save her.  Continue reading

Outlander

Outlander (TV Show, 2014- )

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Adult Romance | Historical Fiction
4 Stars
Starring: Caitriona Balfe (Claire Randall), Sam Heughan (Jamie Fraser), Tobias Menzies (Jack Randall/Frank Randall)

Blurb: “After serving as a British Army nurse in World War II, Claire Randall is enjoying a second honeymoon in Scotland with husband Frank, an MI6 officer looking forward to a new career as an Oxford historian. Suddenly, Claire is transported to 1743 and into a mysterious world where her freedom and life are threatened. To survive, she marries Jamie Fraser, a strapping Scots warrior with a complicated past and a disarming sense of humor. A passionate relationship ensues, and Claire is caught between two vastly different men in two inharmonious lives. “Outlander” is adapted from the best-selling books by Diana Gabaldon.”
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The Lost Sentinel | Blog Tour

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I’m happy to share with you my review of Suzanne Rogerson’s new fantasy novel, THE LOST SENTINEL. This book is the first in the Silent Sea Chronicles, an exciting and alluring contribution to the genre. Fans of adventure, dark forces, magic, and stories with roots in traditional fantasy will likely be drawn to this tale. Keep reading to find out more about the book, my thoughts, and the author herself!  Continue reading

Plato Poetica

Plato Poetica by Daniel Klawitter (2017)
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Fiction | Poetry
4 Stars
Blurb:

“In playful and frequently rhymed verse, Daniel Klawitter’s Plato Poetica addresses, or, rather, chuckles at, the Platonic notion that “there is an old quarrel between philosophy and poetry.” Beginning each poem in the collection with an epigraph from Plato himself, Klawitter proceeds with the waggish good nature of a folkloric trickster to stretch and snap, dismantle and reconstruct, frolic with and delight in Plato’s words and ideas–reminding us that a valuable component of wisdom is perhaps the ability to not take anything, including philosophy itself, too seriously.”
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Flame in the Mist

Flame in the Mist (Flame in the Mist #1) Renée Ahdieh (2017)

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YA Fiction | Historical Fantasy
4.5 stars
Blurb:

“The only daughter of a prominent samurai, Mariko has always known she’d been raised for one purpose and one purpose only: to marry. Never mind her cunning, which rivals that of her twin brother, Kenshin, or her skills as an accomplished alchemist. Since Mariko was not born a boy, her fate was sealed the moment she drew her first breath. Continue reading

The Waking Land

The Waking Land by Callie Bates (2017)
-ARC Review-

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YA Fiction | Fantasy
4 Stars
Blurb:

“Lady Elanna Valtai is fiercely devoted to the King who raised her like a daughter. But when he dies under mysterious circumstances, Elanna is accused of his murder and must flee for her life.

Returning to the homeland of magical legends she has forsaken, Elanna is forced to reckon with her despised, estranged father, branded a traitor long ago. Feeling a strange, deep connection to the natural world, she also must face the truth about the forces she has always denied or disdained as superstition powers that suddenly stir within her.  Continue reading