Jack of the Hill

It was a small cottage. Everything on the coast was small. Its roads were narrow, its villages were squashed into the tiny plain of lands. The sheep of the villages at the bottom of the hill were thin, unfed creatures. They couldn’t feast upon the dry and dead forests that surrounded Delmire. The useless trees … Continue reading Jack of the Hill

Spare any Change?

The party behind her with its bright lights and loud music felt like another world, a forcefield that kept it contained in a different universe away from the damp and darks streets she now had to wobble down. Her heels were in her hand and she tried to pull down the wrap around dress that … Continue reading Spare any Change?

Why Do I Keep Doing This To Myself?: Rebel by Marie Lu Review

Eden Wing has been living in his brother’s shadow for years. Even though he’s a top student at his academy in Ross City, Antarctica, and a brilliant inventor, most people know him only as Daniel Wing’s little brother. A decade ago, Daniel was known as Day, the boy from the streets who led a revolution … Continue reading Why Do I Keep Doing This To Myself?: Rebel by Marie Lu Review

Not as Good as it Could Have Been: Reaper at the Gate by Sabaa Tahir

Beyond the Empire and within it, the threat of war looms ever larger. The Blood Shrike, Helene Aquilla, is assailed on all sides. Emperor Marcus, haunted by his past, grows increasingly unstable, while the Commandant capitalizes on his madness to bolster her own power. As Helene searches for a way to hold back the approaching … Continue reading Not as Good as it Could Have Been: Reaper at the Gate by Sabaa Tahir

The Bi-Advantage: You Get to Ask Twice

“Um, Lance?” He looked up from where he'd been pretending to do some actual work. “Hannah, erm...” she was standing awkwardly in the doorway to the classroom, her top dragged down slightly showing more cleavage than she probably wanted. He swiftly turned his gaze back to her face and resettled the glasses on his nose, … Continue reading The Bi-Advantage: You Get to Ask Twice