Book Review: How Some Abuelitas Keep Their Chicana Granddaughters Still While Painting Their Portraits in Winter by Myriam Gurba

I discovered Myriam Gurba’s collection of short stories (ISBN: 978-1-933149-90-5) by chance. Upon reading the book’s back cover description, I was instantly attracted to the work. The blurb reads, “In this artfully crafted collection of short stories by award-winning author Myriam Gurba, nothing is as it seems. A Mexican grandmother tells creepy yet fascinating ghostContinue reading “Book Review: How Some Abuelitas Keep Their Chicana Granddaughters Still While Painting Their Portraits in Winter by Myriam Gurba”

Book Review: Kingdom Above the Cloud

Maggie Platt’s debut novel Kingdom Above the Cloud (ISBN: 978-1-62020-588-4) is a beautifully constructed story that reminds readers that they are worthy of God’s love. I finished this book in three days, and would have finished it even sooner if life had allowed it. Maggie Platt just might be my new favorite author, and IContinue reading “Book Review: Kingdom Above the Cloud”

Book Review: A Queen’s Throne: The Iron Lotus Series Book One By Nicole Adamz & Brooke Chastain

July 17, 2020 is a special day as it was the book birthday (or release date) for A Queen’s Throne: The Iron Lotus Series Book One by Nicole Adamz and Brooke Chastain. After reading Claimed by Nicole Adamz, I was thrilled when she asked me to be part of her new novella’s emergence into theContinue reading “Book Review: A Queen’s Throne: The Iron Lotus Series Book One By Nicole Adamz & Brooke Chastain”

Book Review: Myth Blessed by Katie Dunn

I came across author Katie Dunn on Instagram, and when I first heard of her YA contemporary fantasy Myth Blessed (ISBN: 9781699214985)I knew I had to read it. Serena Carter is a normal human — she was never blessed by a myth (mythological creature) despite her parents’ hopes. She plans to move across the countryContinue reading “Book Review: Myth Blessed by Katie Dunn”

Book Review: The Alchemist by Paulo Coehlo

The Alchemist has been sitting on my bookshelf unopened by me for three years. Yet, when I finally decided to read it, I couldn’t put it down. I devoured it in one sitting. This book is one that I will re-read again and again, discovering more about myself with each turn of the page. Coehlo’s simplisticContinue reading “Book Review: The Alchemist by Paulo Coehlo”

Book Review: Etania’s Worth by M. H. Elrich

After interviewing M. H. Elrich back in January, I added her debut novel Etania’s Worth to my TBR (ISBN: 978-1087865751). Upon reading it, I wish I had read it sooner. This was a story I did not realize I needed in my life until I opened the book. Elrich magically captures what is means toContinue reading “Book Review: Etania’s Worth by M. H. Elrich”

Book Review: Claimed by Nicole Adamz

Claimed: The Land of Schism Book One is an epic fantasy for young and new adult readers that follows the first-person perspectives of two Elysians, Ari and Maewyn. The story is full of deception, betrayal, twists, and darkness that will captivate the reader. The fantasy world of Claimed (ISBN: 9781734389319) is quite complex. For example,Continue reading “Book Review: Claimed by Nicole Adamz”

Author Interview: S. L. Abbott

Last week, I had the privilege of writing a review of the amazing YA Fantasy novel, Brayden’s Darkness by S. L. Abbott. This week, I’m excited to announce that I had the honor of interviewing S. L. Abbott. S.L. Abbott is an Instructional Assistant for her local school district in addition to being a gifted writer.Continue reading “Author Interview: S. L. Abbott”

Book Review: Brayden’s Darkness by S. L. Abbott

I can sum up my experience reading Brayden’s Darkness by S. L. Abbott in short: When is book two being released?! Fans of YA Fantasy will simply fall in love with Evren and Brayden, and find that the book is difficult to set down. Brayden’s Darkness (ISBN: 978-1-7332353-0-3) follows Evren, a sweet and shy Fae,Continue reading “Book Review: Brayden’s Darkness by S. L. Abbott”

Book Review: How Happiness Happens by Max Lucado

Do you feel happy? How long has it been since you felt geniuine happiness? How can we find happiness in a world with so many unhappy circumstances? Max Lucado explores these questions from a religious perspective in his recent 2019 book How Happiness Happens (ISBN: 978-1404112261). This book is perfect for anyone searching for waysContinue reading “Book Review: How Happiness Happens by Max Lucado”