The Very Basics of Archery (How Not To Suck, pt. 1)

Today’s blog post will be on something completely not related to books, because it’s my blog and I can do whatever the hell I want. Namely ARCHERY!!!! Today’s informative post will be on how to shoot a bow like a badass, i.e. how not to do the stupid things you see actors doing in the…

The Problem with Modern Middle Grade

I don’t normally read a whole lot of middle grade. Even as a middle grader the genre annoyed me. Writers (or the people who buy the books) often look down upon middle grade audiences; oversimplifying everything, and giving the main character a voice that would better suit a small child rather than a pre-teen. Even…

Devils Within Review

Author: S.F. Henson Publication Date: September 5, 2017 Buy Now at Indiebound Nate was eight the first time he stabbed someone; he was eleven when he earned his red laces—a prize for spilling blood for “the cause.” And he was fourteen when he murdered his father (and the leader of The Fort, a notorious white…

Welcome to the New and Improved Who Needs Sleep!

Hello everyone, and welcome to my new site! If you are getting this post via email, congratulations, you survived my terrifyingly incompetent and lengthy follower transition process. Hooray! If you, like several WordPress.com followers and all of my site hits, have been lost in the complicated and confusing maelstrom of cyber chaos when I switched…

YA and Adult Novels: Top Ten Recommendations

Do you ever find yourself bored to death and in need of non-crappy book to read? Well look no further. Here are some books to try out if you find yourself in need of a thought provoking novel, or a simple, enjoyable YA. Feel free to post any good recommendations of your own!

Tell the Wind and Fire Review

Lucie Manette was born in the Dark half of the city, but careful manipulations won her a home in the Light, celebrity status, and a rich, loving boyfriend. Now she just wants to keep her head down, but her boyfriend has a dark secret of his own—one involving an apparent stranger who is destitute and…

The Belles Review

Author: Dhonielle Clayton Publication Date: February 6, 2018 Buy Now on Indiebound The cover of The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton is Barbie Dreamhouse pink, with sparkles and roses adorning the cover. Inside is a map of the fictional island setting, beautifully detailed in hot pink and white. On the front of the cover is a…

Bridge of the Gods Guest Review

I received this book from the author. This is my honest review. Thank you to the author for letting read your work! I am huge Percy Jackson fan. To be honest, I have not read the books, only watched the movies. When I was given the chance to read and review Bridge of The Gods, I…

Bury What We Cannot Take Guest Review

Bury What We Cannot Take by Kirstin Chen Genre: Historical Fiction Published on: March 20th 2018 by Little A My Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆ **I received an e-copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review** Great cover, great synopsis, awesome title. So why not read it?

In Other Lands Review

Author: Sarah Rees Brennan Publication Date: August 15, 2017 Buy Now from Indiebound               In Other Lands by Sarah Rees Brennan is probably my favorite book I’ve read this year. So if you plan on reading just one of the books I’ve recommended this year, read this. First I have to give a disclaimer….

Guest Review of Black Bird of the Gallows by Meg Kassel

Black Bird of the Gallows Black Bird of the Gallows #1 by Meg Kassel Publisher: Entangled Teen Release Date: September 5, 2017 Genre: YA Paranormal / Urban Fantasy Pages: 300 Add it on Goodreads ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ A simple but forgotten truth: Where harbingers of death appear, the morgues will soon be full. Angie Dovage can tell…

Follow the Flow Chart to Find Your Next Book!

Tired of seeing the same old stories recommended on Goodreads? Desperately searching for a refreshing and engrossing novel so that you can be sucked away from boring reality for a day before being rudely thrust back in after the last page has been read, desperate for yet another fix? Well, boy, did I randomly create…

The Reader (Sea of Ink and Gold) Review

  Sefia knows what it means to survive. After her father is brutally murdered, she flees into the wilderness with her aunt Nin, who teaches her to hunt, track, and steal. But when Nin is kidnapped, leaving Sefia completely alone, none of her survival skills can help her discover where Nin’s been taken, or if…

The Book of Dust

Publication Date: October 19, 2017 Author: Philip Pullman Buy Now from Indiebound   The Book of Dust by Philip Pullman had so much potential. The world he had created decades ago with The Golden Compass was already fully fleshed out. He had a dedicated following of adults and teens who had grown up with his…

An Amazing Indie Read

I’ll be honest; I initially bought this book because one of the main characters shared my name. I really like my name, it’s beautiful, and unique, and I thought, “Gee, I can’t wait to read about this other Annalise and how cool she is.” She was pretty damn cool. Mary Holland’s Bone Road is one…

Congratulations Mother! (You should be paying me for this)

It’s been a while since I last posted. Sadly, I had to take a hiatus from reviewing while I moved into my new accommodations. However, I never stopped reading while away (I’m not sure that’s even possible), and I have a fresh batch of book recommendations and reviews that will BLOW YOUR MIND…or at least…

A Marketing Success Story: Who Knew it Could Actually Be Done?

Everyone knows the drill. You write a book, a literary masterpiece, and you decide to either send it to an agent and publisher for publication, or publish it yourself. Congratulations! Your job is now done! Finally your book can make its way into the world. Sadly, you are so very wrong. What many people, particularly…