S.A. Chakraborty and Charlie Jane Anders at the Brookline Booksmith

I’ve been wanting to see Shannon Chakraborty for a while, since I read City of Brass. I didn’t have the chance to see her last time she was in town, unfortunately, since I had class that evening. But finally, last night, I got to see her speak and meet her. Oh, and she signed my new copy of Kingdom of Copper! That too! Continue reading “S.A. Chakraborty and Charlie Jane Anders at the Brookline Booksmith”


Review: A Blade So Black

Alice Kingston is just a regular geeky girl. She loves to hang out with her father, cosplay, and watch anime and superhero movies. Everything changes the day her father dies, though, and Alice finds herself facing Nightmares and making frequent trips to Wonderland, saving her fellow humans from the horrors created there. Juggling her day life and her secret life is always hard, especially when both seem to be turned upside down and inside out. Continue reading “Review: A Blade So Black”


Review: The Competition

It’s The Penultimate: the biggest writing competition in the state. A hundred high schoolers have been invited to compete for the chance to win a scholarship to the best local university. Mary Sofia, Raiden, Camara, and Michael are all competing, baring their hearts through their writing to the judges. They never expected to be baring their hearts to each other too.

I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review, so here goes. Continue reading “Review: The Competition”


Series Review: The Kane Chronicles

What would you do if you found out that the Egyptian gods were real? What would you do if one of them decided to take up residence in your body, giving you abilities beyond your wildest dreams? That’s what happens to Sadie and Carter Kane one day, and they end up having the adventure of a lifetime. Continue reading “Series Review: The Kane Chronicles”


Review: Talent

Anna always knew where her life was going. She’d finish her PhD in English, write a brilliant dissertation, and get hired at a college. However, her dissertation has recently been described as “thin” by her advisor, and she’s been working on it for more years than she should have. When she meets the niece of a deceased famous author, though, her life changes as she seeks the answer to why he stopped writing. Continue reading “Review: Talent”