I loved this book! Gilded is a fun fantasy based on Korean mythology, and it has a ton of action, death-defying fight scenes, and even a little romance. Protagonist Jae Hwa Lee is not a shrinking violet; she is out there giving back as well as she gets. I think I enjoyed the book so much because Jae Hwa doesn’t wait for a guy to save her (though one does help her throughout her adventures), and because it takes place in South Korea. There aren’t enough books with Asian settings, so I am eager to try each one that I discover. The fact that I had such a great time reading this is like winning the lottery.Read more
I have a cover reveal and giveaway for Killing Ruby Rose by Jessie Humphries this morning, but first, here is some info about the author:
About Jessie Humphries: Jessie Humphries was born and raised in Las Vegas, NV. She received a BA from San Diego State University, where she cultivated her love of the beach, then lived in France, where she cultivated her weakness for shoes, and finally earned a law degree from UNLV, where she cultivated her interest in justice. After practicing law for several years she began writing, and, appropriately, her debut novel Killing Ruby Rose is a thriller about vigilante justice set in sunny southern California with a shoe-obsessed protagonist. Jessie currently writes and practices law in Las Vegas, where she lives with her husband and children.Read more
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I was in the mood for a little zombie chaos, so when I received a copy of Elixir as part of a blog tour, I loaded it up and started reading. Despite some reservations, I did enjoy this quick read, but I would have enjoyed it more if the protagonist hadn’t been so lacking in common sense. She hates guns and refuses to carry one. She is being attacked by a Red, a couple of guys save her by shooting the zombie, and she is upset that they didn’t try to reason with him first. Uhhhh – dudette, you are one of the few human survivors of a zombie apocalypse! Trying to reason with mindless, flesh-eating monsters will only get you killed. Really?Read more
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Good morning, Vanessa! Describe yourself in five words or less.
[Vanessa Garden] Happy, creative, crazy, writer, mum
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Can you tell us a little about Carrier?Read more
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Good morning, Anna! Describe yourself in five words or less.
[Anna Abner] A flirty, funny romance author.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Can you tell us a little about Elixir?Read more
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Elana Johnson’s latest release is a novel in verse. I thought it would be fun to write my review in the same style, so here goes. This is my first attempt at this, so I hope that it isn’t too terrible.Read more