Book Review: Heir of Lies by Mallory McCartney

I am so happy to be part of the Book Review Tour for Heir of Lies by Mallory McCartney! Special thanks to Fictional Friends for hosting! Heir of Lies is a YA/NA epic fantasy centered around The Academy, a special school for individuals with unique abilities. Though created with pure intentions, dark secrets will resultContinue reading “Book Review: Heir of Lies by Mallory McCartney”

Bookish Shop Feature: Nerdy Book Box

The last two blog posts have had references to the amazing Nerdy Book Box, an indie book box subscription service. Today, I have the pleasure of featuring NBB, and I am so excited for y’all to learn more about this awesome small business! Q) What inspired you to create Nerdy Book Box? A) I haveContinue reading “Bookish Shop Feature: Nerdy Book Box”

Author Interview: Sydney Hawthorn

Last week I shared my review of the fantasy book Awakening Shadows (see it here), and this week I have the honor of interviewing the author Sydney Hawthorn! Residing in Cleveland, Ohio, Hawthorn works for Stitch Fix. In addition to being an awesomely talented writer, Hawthorn is an actress. She works for and helps manageContinue reading “Author Interview: Sydney Hawthorn”

Book Review: Awakening Shadows

Nerdy Book Box is a book box subscription service that supports Indie authors. In the December box, I received a copy of Awakening Shadows, Book 1 of the Navarre Chronicles by Sydney Hawthorn. Awakening Shadows is a dark(ish) fantasy that captures the reader and makes one forget they are reading entirely.  The chapters shift betweenContinue reading “Book Review: Awakening Shadows”

Author Interview: Rosalyn Briar

My first author interview of 2021 is with the wonderful indie author Rosalyn Briar! Briar weaves a beautiful world featuring fairytales in both The Crown of Bones (see my review here) and A Sea of Pearls and Leaves, and I personally cannot wait for her future works! A former Latin and social studies teacher, BriarContinue reading “Author Interview: Rosalyn Briar”

Author Interview: Katie Dunn

Last week I reviewed the wonderful novel Myth Blessed, and this week I had the honor of interviewing author Katie Dunn. In addition to being a talented author, Dunn is a high school history teacher. Living in Arizona, Dunn enjoys reading and playing games (whether it is video games, board games, or DnD). She alsoContinue reading “Author Interview: 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: 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: Hannah Carter

I had the privilege of reviewing some of Hannah Carter’s work last week, and this week I was able to interview Carter. Carter is a strong Christian woman, and I feel honored to have her featured here on my blog. In addition to being a talented author, Carter is a pharmacy technician and an onlineContinue reading “Author Interview: Hannah Carter”

Short Story Review: Hannah Carter’s “Amir and the Moon” & “Seashells”

Hannah Carter is a gifted writer with two short stories available online. Her characters’ voices create real emotion for the reader, and once you begin reading Carter’s work, she will quickly become one of your favorite authors. I first fell in love with Carter’s narrative through reading “Amir and the Moon.” This short story isContinue reading “Short Story Review: Hannah Carter’s “Amir and the Moon” & “Seashells””