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Month: May 2014



Tinder is a retelling of the Hans Christian Anderson tale, The Tinderbox, told through the eyes of a soldier who walked away from the horrors of war. The original tale had a soldier too, but in true fairy tale fashion, I don’t think it lingered…



Beauty is a retelling of Sleeping Beauty interwoven with several other fairy tales. It is deemed that the prince needs an adventure and a wife, but he needs some protection so he’s sent off with the Huntsman. On their travels they find a cottage with…


The Man Who Couldn’t Stop

A lot of people have misconceptions about what OCD is. Often, they are confusing it with OCPD, where we think of people being overly clean and keeping everything in order. Those with OCPD don’t see it as irrational behaviour. OCD on the other hand is…


Win Deborah Harkness Books!

Not discovered the All Souls Trilogy by Deborah Harkness yet? Well never fear, I am giving one lucky winner paperbacks of A Discovery of Witches and Shadow of Night, so you can start getting caught up before the release of the conclusion, The Book of…



Hidden is a novella in the Women of the Otherworld series and chronologically falls after Frostbitten. Therefore this review may contain character spoilers for previous books in the series. Elena and Clay want their very own family Christmas. They’ve rented a cabin in Canada and…

Young Adult


The first time I died, I didn’t see God. Delaney’s on track to become class valedictorian and she’s best of friends with the boy next door, Decker. They’ve played manhunt every winter, usually dressed in white but she no longer fits into her white jacket….

General Fiction, Literary

Astonish Me

Jean is a dancer in the corps. She knows she’ll never be good enough for principle, but she has her career ahead of her. She was the one who helped the great Arslan Rusakov defect from Russia, she loves him but she’s not good enough…


Q+A with Kim Curran

If you could only have six words on the blurb for Glaze, what would they be? ARGH! So tough. So I’m going to cheat and use James Dawson’s quote for it: “A chillingly realistic social media nightmare” Petri’s namesake is pretty unique, is it tough…

Books In


AKA Showcase Sunday I went a whole week with no new books (I’m not counting the 2 extras I got from the Humble Bundle – but was great to get the second volume of Saga for no extra money). I thought we might just be…