The intrigue of Juniper Lane by Kady Morrison

Never in my life have I read a book where the characters felt more real. Juniper Lane by Kady Morrison is a breakout, first novel. Morrison is a writer who’s been very interesting in exploring character’s emotional motives, and it is fabulous to see what she can do when she is given free reign to…

A thrilling ride with Blood Rose Rebellion by Rosalyn Eves

I have seen quite a few people saying that Blood Rose Rebellion by Rosalyn Eves is not a good book, but I honestly had a hard time putting it down. Did I skim a few paragraphs here and there? Maybe, but you know what I’ve done that with more famous books (like Harry Potter… I mean who…

Invitation was not very inviting- A review

Invitation is a horror thriller written by Bill Myers, Frank Peretti, Angela Hunt, and Alton Gansky. It’s the first of a possible series, but the authors don’t seem to be too sure. Overall, I’m not too please with this book. Although, I’ll have to admit that I’m not really one for books where separate authors…

Connecting with Portraits in Portrait Revolution by Julia L. Kay

After painting self portraits for years, Julia L. Kay decided that she wanted to use portrait to connect with other artists. The book, Portrait Revolution, is a collection of this virtual portrait party along with some portraiture basics. The book is a exploration of modern portraiture and some of the many forms that these may…

Lola by Melissa Scrivner Love- A Review

Lola by Melissa Scrivner Love is an intriguing book. I’ve been waiting for what feel like months to get this book. After reading it, I felt that I’d judged the book by the cover (and summary) correctly. It’s hard to find a book with this kind of plot. Lola is so strong but beyond that…

I Hated Mexico by Josh Barkan

Mexico by Josh Barkan is one of the worst books I’ve laid my hands on in a while.  I couldn’t believe my eyes when the author bio said that Barkan had taught writing at places like Harvard, NYU, or Boston University. This man can barely write. His prose sounds like someone who’s still really trying…

32 Yolks Audiobook- A review

32 Yolks by Eric Ripert read by Peter Ganim is filled with descriptions of delectable foods. I guess that’s to be expected for a book that follows the life of a chef. Sadly, I’m not worldly enough to know what many of the things described might taste like. Yet it was still pleasant to listen to the…

Cooking For Picasso-Audio book review

Cooking for Picasso by Camille Aubray is written beautifully. There is so much descriptive imagery that beautifully outlines the settings. This book has intrigue, drama, and characters that feel real. I’m new to audio books. I wasn’t quite sure that I’s like it, but I was pleasantly surprised. Usually I listen to mindless radio in…

The Great Suppression by Zachary Roth- A Review

Readers, if you can’t already tell be the title of the book, this is a very partisan book. The Great Suppression was difficult for me to get through. I agree with a lot of the points made in this book. However, I have a hard time with the way it’s written. I can’t pin point…