Review: Mortal Heart by Robin LaFevers

Review: Mortal Heart by Robin LaFevers

   From HMH Books: Annith has watched her gifted sisters at the convent come and go, carrying out their dark dealings in the name of St. Mortain, patiently awaiting her own turn to serve Death. But her worst fears are realized when she discovers she is being groomed by the abbess as a Seeress, to … Continue reading

Cover Reveal: Thrice Burned by Angela Misri

Cover Reveal: Thrice Burned by Angela Misri

One of the things that first drew me to Angela Misri‘s debut novel, Jewel of the Thames: A Portia Adams Adventure (Fierce Ink Press), was its amazing cover. Come March, Portia Adams is back on the case! This time round, the young detective at 221B Baker Street investigates arsen, thivery and sins—all while dealing with … Continue reading

Get ‘er Done! My New Year’s Non-Resolution

Get ‘er Done! My New Year’s Non-Resolution

I am not usually one for New Year’s resolutions. While everyone is sitting around sharing their resolutions for the year ahead, my goal is simple (and, yes, vague): have a better year than last year. Not a bad goal, right? But it’s not a concrete goal either. Maybe it’s all those years of elementary school … Continue reading

Best Books I Read in 2014

Best Books I Read in 2014

How is the year already over?! While I didn’t read nearly as many books as I would have liked to get through this year, I did read some truly great books. This list is the top ten books I read in 2014 (whether they were actually published in 2014 or not). There are a few … Continue reading

Review: Kissing Frogs by Alisha Sevigny

Review: Kissing Frogs by Alisha Sevigny

From Fierce Ink Press: Finding Prince Charming sure is hard work Popular high school senior Jessica Stone has a secret: she used to be a nerd. But she gave herself the ultimate makeover and applied all her academic genius to study and imitate the social elite and now she rules the school. With her cool … Continue reading

Happy Holidays from Bookish Notions

Happy Holidays from Bookish Notions

Whether you are traveling far or staying close to home this holiday season, may you be safe, warm and happy. Wishing you and your families all the best in the new year. And, as always, happy reading. ~Danielle

Popcorn and a Book (39): Mockingjay Part 1

Popcorn and a Book (39): Mockingjay Part 1

The Book: 2010 Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins (Scholastic) The Film: 2014 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 directed by Francis Lawrence (Lionsgate) If, like me, you weren’t a big fan of the final book in the Hunger Games trilogy, don’t let that stop you from seeing the movie because it is worth it. So worth … Continue reading