Short Story Review: A Fist of Permutations in Lightning and Wildflowers by Alyssa Wong

Posted July 22, 2016 by Melody in Book Reviews / 0 Comments
Short Story Review: A Fist of Permutations in Lightning and Wildflowers by Alyssa Wong

Note: This review is part of the 2016 Summer Reading Diversity Spotlight. A Fist of Permutations in Lightning and Wildflowers By Alyssa Wong Release Date: March 2, 2016 Publisher: Tor Genre: Sci-fi Fantasy Source: Tor.com Add it to Goodreads Hannah and Melanie: sisters, apart and together. Weather workers. Time benders. When two people so determined […]

Short Story Review: Scarecrow by Alyssa Wong

Posted July 20, 2016 by Melody in Book Reviews / 0 Comments
Short Story Review: Scarecrow by Alyssa Wong

Note: This review is part of the 2016 Summer Reading Diversity Spotlight. Scarecrow by Alyssa Wong Release Date: September 2014 Publisher: Black Static 42 Genre: Horror, LGBT Source: Tor.com Add it to Goodreads Tor.com is honored to reprint “Scarecrow,” a horror short story by Alyssa Wong. Originally published in Black Static 42 (September 2014), “Scarecrow” has never before been […]

Book Review: Made You Up by Francesca Zappia

Posted July 18, 2016 by Melody in Book Reviews / 0 Comments
Book Review: Made You Up by Francesca Zappia

Note: This review is part of the 2016 Summer Reading Diversity Spotlight. Made You Up by Francesca Zappia Release Date: May 19, 2015 Publisher: Greenwillow Books Genre: Young Adult Contemporary, Mental Illness ISBN: 978-0062290106 Source: Bought Add it to Goodreads Reality, it turns out, is often not what you perceive it to be—sometimes, there really is someone out […]

Book Review: Proxy by Alex London

Posted July 16, 2016 by Melody in Book Reviews / 0 Comments
Book Review: Proxy by Alex London

Note: This review is part of the 2016 Summer Reading Diversity Spotlight. Proxy by Alex London Release Date: June 18, 2013 Publisher: Philomel Books Genre: Young Adult Sci-fi ISBN: 978-0399257766 Source: Library Add it to Goodreads Knox was born into one of the City’s wealthiest families. A Patron, he has everything a boy could possibly […]

Graphic Novel Review: The Wicked + The Divine, Vol. 1 The Faust Act

Posted July 14, 2016 by Melody in Book Reviews / 0 Comments
Graphic Novel Review: The Wicked + The Divine, Vol. 1 The Faust Act

Note: This review is part of the 2016 Summer Reading Diversity Spotlight. The Wicked + The Divine, Vol. 1 The Faust Act Written by Kieron Gillen Illustrated by Jamie McKelvie, Matt Wilson (Colorist) Release Date: November 25, 2014 Publisher: Image Comics Genre: Fantasy ISBN: 978-1632150196 Source: Comixology Add it to Goodreads Every ninety years, twelve gods incarnate as […]

Let’s Talk About Greenleaf on OWN

Posted July 13, 2016 by Melody in Greenleaf / 0 Comments
Let’s Talk About Greenleaf on OWN

So, I finally watched the first three episodes of OWN’s latest original drama, Greenleaf which follows a black family that leads a mega church in the South and I have some thoughts that I want to share. I’m not recapping the episodes and I’m not talking about everything that happens in each episode because there’s just […]

Virtual Adult Summer Reading Program Challenge #3

Posted July 13, 2016 by Melody in General / 0 Comments
Virtual Adult Summer Reading Program Challenge #3

It’s time for another Virtual Adult Summer Reading Program Challenge! Click for Challenge One and Challenge Two. This week, we’re talking non-books! So, what are my favorite non-books to read? Non-Book Materials Magazines So in case you missed it, I talked all about my love for magazines here. I had a blast remembering my J-14, […]

Graphic Novel Review: Saga Vol 1 by Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples

Posted July 12, 2016 by Melody in Book Reviews / 0 Comments
Graphic Novel Review: Saga Vol 1 by Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples

Note: This review is part of the 2016 Summer Reading Diversity Spotlight. Saga Vol 1 by Brian K. Vaughan, Art by Fiona Staples Release Date: October 10, 2012 Publisher: Image Comics Genre: Science Fiction ISBN: 978-1607066019 Source: Comixology Add it to Goodreads When two soldiers from opposite sides of a never-ending galactic war fall in love, they risk everything […]

Book Review: Finding Center by Katherine Locke

Posted July 10, 2016 by Melody in Book Reviews / 1 Comment
Book Review: Finding Center by Katherine Locke

Note: This review is part of the 2016 Summer Reading Diversity Spotlight. Finding Center by Katherine Locke Release Date: August 17, 2015 Publisher: Carina Press Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance Source: Bought Add it to Goodreads Zed and ballet are my two greatest loves It took all of Aly’s strength to get them back after a […]

Virtual Adult Summer Reading Program Challenge Two!

Posted July 9, 2016 by Melody in General / 0 Comments
Virtual Adult Summer Reading Program Challenge Two!

In case you missed it, the Virtual Adult Summer Reading Program is on and challenge one is right here! Now for challenge two! Challenge Two Libraries My Former Library I live in Burlington County, New Jersey so up until this past November, I used the Burlington County Library which is awesome! They have a massive YA […]