The Tookish Tag, Celebrating Tolkien’s Works & LOTR’s Birthday!

I found this tag via author friend C.B. Cook's blog, and knew that, as a Tolkien fan myself, I had to do this challenge! Especially since today is the birthday of Lord of The Rings! *cheering loudly* This is also a conclusion to the #SilmarillionAwards that have been going on all this summer long! Okay, so, … Continue reading The Tookish Tag, Celebrating Tolkien’s Works & LOTR’s Birthday!

Cinder, The Lunar Chronicles #book by #MarisaMeyer

Cinder, The Lunar Chronicles —Marissa Meyer Genre: Cyberpunk, Science Fiction & Fantasy Story contains: violence, action, plague. When I first found out that Cinder was a retelling of Cinderella, and a futuristic cyborg version at that, I knew I had to get my hands on this! After hearing from fellow bookworms about how much they loved … Continue reading Cinder, The Lunar Chronicles #book by #MarisaMeyer

“Captive Hope,” a Review of the #Magicalrealism Novel by Author Rachael Ritchey

Captive Hope —Rachael Ritchey Genre: magical realism / speculative fiction / fairytale Story contains: some violence, action. After the events of The Beauty Thief (book 1 in the Chronicles of The Twelve Realms series), Captive Hope follows the journey of Idra, the Lady-in-waiting to the princess, as she is kidnapped and taken far from her country by … Continue reading “Captive Hope,” a Review of the #Magicalrealism Novel by Author Rachael Ritchey

Wolf By Wolf, a Review of the #historicalfiction novel by #RyanGraudin

Wolf by Wolf —Ryan Graudin Genre: Historical Fiction Story contains: violence, action. This is one of the best books I've read in a while! An intense read that kept me turning the pages. A historical fiction novel that's based on the "what if's" after World War 2, especially the "what if" Hitler had won. This story … Continue reading Wolf By Wolf, a Review of the #historicalfiction novel by #RyanGraudin

How One Author Went About WWII Research

This week is the blog tour for author Jack Lewis Baillot's new release: Brothers In Arms, and I'm participating today with a guest post from Jack. The topic: how she went about research for her WWII novel! We're glad to have you on the blog, Jack! Welcome! How One Author Went About WWII Research "Greetings to everyone. I … Continue reading How One Author Went About WWII Research

Legends and Legendary Creatures, the A-Z List!

April's #AtoZChallenge explored many legends and legendary creatures from around the world. I learned a ton doing this: about creatures I'd never heard of or only vaguely knew of, about many interesting folklore tales and how they came to be, and about fossils of monstrous creatures that once lived. Many of you really enjoyed the posts, … Continue reading Legends and Legendary Creatures, the A-Z List!

Zlatorog Goldenhorns and the Hunter Tale #AtoZChallenge

This is part of the A-to-Z blog challenge for April. My theme is legends and legendary creatures (both real and fiction). I hope you enjoy following along! Zlatorog and the Hunter The Mountains of Triglav were guarded by white goats, who often chased away intruders by stone avalanches, and their leader was the great Goldhorn. His golden horns … Continue reading Zlatorog Goldenhorns and the Hunter Tale #AtoZChallenge

Yong the Wise of Korean Legend #AtoZChallenge

This is part of the A-to-Z blog challenge for April. My theme is legends and legendary creatures (both real and fiction). I hope you enjoy following along! Yong Yong are a different kind of dragon in Korean mythology and folklore. Most dragons in European mythology are linked to the elements of fire and destruction, but dragons … Continue reading Yong the Wise of Korean Legend #AtoZChallenge

Xana the Mysterious Beauty #AtoZChallenge

This is part of the A-to-Z blog challenge for April. My theme is legends and legendary creatures (both real and fiction). I hope you enjoy following along! Xana The xana is found in Spain's Asturian mythology. She is a creature of extraordinary beauty, believed to live in fountains, rivers, waterfalls or forested regions with pure water. She … Continue reading Xana the Mysterious Beauty #AtoZChallenge

Wolfsbane, What’s The Big Deal? #AtoZChallenge

This is part of the A-to-Z blog challenge for April. My theme is legends and legendary creatures (both real and fiction). I hope you enjoy following along! Wolfsbane, What It Is If you've ever watched any sort of horror movie or TV show, then no doubt you've heard Wolfsbane mentioned. Said to be a dangerous substance … Continue reading Wolfsbane, What’s The Big Deal? #AtoZChallenge