Falling & Rebuilding Empires

Synopsis Vin, the street urchin who has grown into the most powerful Mistborn in the land, and Elend Venture, the idealistic young nobleman who loves her, must build a healthy new society in the ashes of an empire. Three separate armies attack. As the siege tightens, an ancient legend seems to offer a glimmer of … Continue reading Falling & Rebuilding Empires

How to Love a Jamaican

Synopsis “There is a way to be cruel that seems Jamaican to me.” Tenderness and cruelty, loyalty and betrayal, ambition and regret—Alexia Arthurs navigates these tensions to extraordinary effect in her debut collection about Jamaican immigrants and their families back home. Sweeping from close-knit island communities to the streets of New York City and midwestern … Continue reading How to Love a Jamaican

Butterflies Are Meant to Fly Free

Synopsis Near an isolated mansion lies a beautiful garden. In this garden grow luscious flowers, shady trees…and a collection of precious “butterflies”—young women who have been kidnapped and intricately tattooed to resemble their namesakes. Overseeing it all is the Gardener, a brutal, twisted man obsessed with capturing and preserving his lovely specimens. When the garden … Continue reading Butterflies Are Meant to Fly Free


Synopsis Victor and Eli started out as college roommates—brilliant, arrogant, lonely boys who recognized the same sharpness and ambition in each other. In their senior year, a shared research interest in adrenaline, near-death experiences, and seemingly supernatural events reveals an intriguing possibility: that under the right conditions, someone could develop extraordinary abilities. But when their … Continue reading Vicious

5 Books That Would Make Cool Video Games

There's a ton of books being made into movies, and tv shows being made into video games and I must say... GIMME SOME BOOKISH GAMES! Now that I've gotten that out of the way, we I have a few suggestions! (thanks to Kimberly for this guest post!) MISTBORN: THE FINAL EMPIRE Epic Fantasy | Review Game Type: Survival Horror + Wargame Game Description: … Continue reading 5 Books That Would Make Cool Video Games

The Haunting of Tram Car 015 by P. Djèlí Clark

The Haunting of Tram Car 015 by P. Djèlí Clark My rating: 4 of 5 stars Plot: Characters: Worldbuilding: Writing: Ending: Concept: Alternate-history Sci-fi books by P. Djèlí Clark are now one of my go to's for creative, well thought out worldbuilding. It's a beautiful combination of culture, advanced tech, and magic. Given it's a … Continue reading The Haunting of Tram Car 015 by P. Djèlí Clark

Piecing Me Together by Renée Watson

Piecing Me Together by Renée Watson My rating: 5 of 5 stars Plot: Characters: Writing: Ending: We are not charity cases. We are not for publicity. We are not "Just Another Black Person". This book was a super simple read that explored the complexities of being black. This was a great example of how often … Continue reading Piecing Me Together by Renée Watson