Book Review: Anomaly, by Tonya Kuper

Looking for a modern-day YA paranormal book that doesn’t involve vampires and werewolves? Anomaly by Tonya Kuper has teens with the ability to bend reality and a good old-fashioned Evil Consortium vs. Tenacious Resistance power struggle, with some pretty kick-ass fight sequences. Read More Book Review: Anomaly, by Tonya Kuper

The Pleasures of Reading Book Series

Ever since I was a kid, I’ve been a huge fan of book series. I’m such a fast reader that stand-alone books just don’t capture my attention in the same way, although I certainly read plenty of them, too. I can knock out a 200-page novel in three hours or so and then be left wanting more, knowing I’ll never get it. I’d much rather watch a group of characters grow and evolve over the course of two, three, or even dozens of books. They become your friends in a way that’s much more satisfying than characters whose stories wrap up in just one book, and you always have something to look forward to as the next sequel looms. But on the other hand, sometimes the wait between new releases can be torturous. What to do? Read More The Pleasures of Reading Book Series

Middlemarch Madness: Narrowing the Youngs in the Fantasy/SciFi Category

Good evening, ladies.  The time has come to bring our staggering 95+ Badass Literary Heroines down to 64, and today we’re starting with the Youngs in the SciFi/Fantasy category.  We have to bring this list of 37 names down to 16 by the end of the comment thread.  It’s going to require some tough choices, my bookish friends, but remember – only one can win. Read More Middlemarch Madness: Narrowing the Youngs in the Fantasy/SciFi Category