Hi all!! I know it’s the middle of January and I’m just now getting to my Monthly Media Roundup from last month… But it’s been such a whirlwind of activity here in RI! As evening begins to fall, I switched on our living room lights… Only to realize that they’re dimmer than usual? I turned in a circle, questioningly, and then saw our tree. Our tree it still up! So—If you must know, that’s how busy I’ve been. Tree-up-Halfway-through-January-Busy. That really does need taken care of. But! Before I commit to any other things that need done, I decided that I must first look back on all the great things I read in December. …All five of them. There was shoujo love, 4-koma fun, shonen-ai tales, and one messed up sibling story! I feel positively about these books, and I need to tell the world before I end up having new ones to talk about. HERE WE GO!!
I am very happy to present another special interview—This time with Roy Huff, the amazing author of the Everville novels. They are young adult, with a focus on sci-fi and fantasy. The newest installment, The Fall of Brackenbone, will be released next week, so now is a great time to discover the vast world that Huff has created, as well as get a glimpse into to his thoughts on writing, reading, and everyday life.
Halloween is my favorite time of the year! The month when spooky, scary, and sinister things are thought to come out and play; to stray from their worlds to ours for a short time. I celebrate in style every year: I make the month of October one giant horrorfest! I want to take these last few days before Halloween—the main event—to talk about the books I read, their merits, and what you should be reading on the most frightening day of the year! The reviewed books include: The Forest of Hands and Teeth; the Devil Survivor manga; the Judge series; Wait Till Helen Comes; Summer, Fireworks, and My Corpse; The Knife of Never Letting Go; the short story collection Dark Water; Annihilation; Uzumaki; and different stories by Edgar Allan Poe.
I wanted to read Undertow because it promised to be a tale of aliens, hostility, school integration, and one of my personal favorites—doomed love. Excited to receive my copy, I tore into it as soon as I had the chance and boy does it deliver! I coasted through the book, savoring the way anything could happen. Continue reading
This book was quite the read. It was both profound and confusing; it answered some questions, but left you with a host more—A good reason to acquire the sequel. I love how just enough information is revealed; how this allows readers to conjecture and form hypotheses about the strange events occurring in Area X. These chilling mysteries kept me reading as fast as I could. Continue reading