Book Review: Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young

There are some books I read because I love the author and other books I get because I like the premise. And then there's books like this one, that I read just because I like the cover. It is a rather shallow reasoning, but, what can I say, I'm an impulse reader. I'm usually against … Continue reading Book Review: Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young

Book Review: The Golden Braid by Melanie Dickerson (a.k.a., another Rapunzel Retelling)

I read this book for two reasons. First, the cover is absolutely beautiful. Second, I am easily convinced to read any fairytale retelling even though more often than not I am disappointed with them. This book was…not at all what I was expecting…but I’ll get into that in a minute. Release: November, 2015 Synopsis: The … Continue reading Book Review: The Golden Braid by Melanie Dickerson (a.k.a., another Rapunzel Retelling)

Book Review: Rakkety Tam by Brian Jacques

You sick of book reviews yet? Well, don’t worry, because this one will be the last review following BookTubeAThon, as I never did end up finishing my final book, Smoke Gets in Your Eyes by Caitlin Doughty (though I will finish it eventually, I promise). Anyway, this series (a.ka., the Redwall series) has been on … Continue reading Book Review: Rakkety Tam by Brian Jacques

Book Review: The Hogfather by Terry Pratchett

This is the fourth book I have read by Terry Pratchett, and probably the one I am most familiar with. In 2006, there was a miniseries called Terry Pratchett's Hogfather, starring Michelle Dockery (from Downton Abbey), Marc Warren, David Jason, and other fabulous British actors. I loved the miniseries, and have watched it multiple times … Continue reading Book Review: The Hogfather by Terry Pratchett

BookTubeAThon August, 2018: Day 6 Update

Pages Read: 1,544 + 371 = 1,915 Books Completed: 6/7 Challenges Completed: Let a coin toss decide your first book. Complete! Read a book while wearing a hat the entire time. Complete! Read a book with green on the cover. Complete! Read a book about something you want to do. Complete! Read a book with … Continue reading BookTubeAThon August, 2018: Day 6 Update

Book Review: The Cry of the Icemark by Stuart Hill

This is the first book I completed for BookTubeAThon this month, and I read it in one day. Though, I will say the quality of this book made it easy for me to read quickly. I can say with little reservations that I loved this book, and I am not a massive fantasy fan. But … Continue reading Book Review: The Cry of the Icemark by Stuart Hill

BookTubeAThon July, 2018: Day 1 Update

Pages Read: 472 Books Completed: 1/7 Challenges Completed:  Let a coin toss decide your first book. Complete! Read a book while wearing a hat the entire time. Read a book with green on the cover. Read a book about something you want to do. Read a book with a beautiful spine. Complete! Read and watch a … Continue reading BookTubeAThon July, 2018: Day 1 Update

Book Review: Keturah and Lord Death by Martine Leavitt

This book came out when I was twelve and I remember seeing it in bookstores as well as the library for years after. Since then, it has been on my TBR. However, due to the fact that I have avoided like wildfire most teen books since I hit college, I did not read it. Until … Continue reading Book Review: Keturah and Lord Death by Martine Leavitt

Book Review: The Tangled Lands (you sit on a throne of lies…)

This book was on my Books I’m Excited for February, 2018. Like I said in my original post about it, the main reason I wanted to read this book was because its cover is one of the most beautiful book covers I have ever seen. I love photography that employs techniques like double exposure…but I’m … Continue reading Book Review: The Tangled Lands (you sit on a throne of lies…)

Compressed Guide to Writing Fantasy Creatures

Any fantasy author will tell you that the world is one of the most important parts to this genre. Although characters must be relatable and the plot interesting, it is often in exploring unique worlds that both readers and characters alike can be fascinated and impressed. Recently I talked about Realistic Fantasy Governments. Now, I … Continue reading Compressed Guide to Writing Fantasy Creatures