Book Review: The Blue Girl by Charles de Lint

What this book is about:  Imogene moves to a new school, where she immediately befriends Maxine, and then meets the ghost of a boy who died on the school grounds and haunts the school. Imogene then finds herself in the middle of all kinds of fairy weirdness and for the first time in her life … Continue reading Book Review: The Blue Girl by Charles de Lint

Wicked Wednesday

I'm finally back from having disappeared for a week (intentionally) in the mountains and managed to get all settled back into real life (harder than it sounds, trust me). As soon as I got back, I dove into a week-long novelette-writing challenge put out by Zombie Pirate Publishing and managed to punch out a 13-ish-k … Continue reading Wicked Wednesday

Book Review: Emperor Mage by Tamora Pierce

What this book is about:  This fantasy novel, book 3 of the Immortals Series, follows Daine and Numair (Arram Draper) through their voyage to the Carthaki capital to secure negotiations between Carthak and Tortall and avoid war. What I liked:  It's a Tamora Pierce novel. I loved it all. Seriously. Daine, of course, gets herself … Continue reading Book Review: Emperor Mage by Tamora Pierce

Book Review: Seven Wild Sisters by Charles De Lint

What this book is about:  Sarah Jane Dillard gets more than she expects when she begins helping Aunt Lillian at her isolated homestead just up the road. Not only her, but her six sisters experience a world they didn't know existed when Sarah Jane accidentally finds herself between a squabble in the world of the … Continue reading Book Review: Seven Wild Sisters by Charles De Lint

Magic and Limitations

I've just finished reading Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson. It's my first Sanderson book and dang, it was good (the review comes out in SEPTEMBER because I'm just THAT FAR AHEAD - maybe I need another month-long reading hiatus...). In any case, I've got some thoughts about it. First, a while back, I read some articles … Continue reading Magic and Limitations

Book Review: Briar Rose by Jane Yolen

What this book is about:  This twist on Sleeping Beauty gives the story a dark, yet beautiful, edge. On Becca's last visit to her dying Gemma (grandma) is tasked with finding Gemma's castle. Always a fan of Gemma's telling of Sleeping Beauty, Becca channels her grief into trying to uncover the mystery of her grandmother's … Continue reading Book Review: Briar Rose by Jane Yolen