I Can Make This Promise

"It would be easy to feel discouraged... to let the sadness win... But I try to stay positive. I try to focus on the people I have, rather than those who are missing. I try to focus on the future ahead of us, rather than the past."

Ogre Enchanted

“That fool of a fairy Lucinda did not intend to lay a curse on me. She meant to bestow a gift. When I cried inconsolably through my first hour of life, my tears were her inspiration. Shaking her head sympathetically at Mother, the fairy touched my nose. "My gift is obedience. Ella will always be obedient. Now stop crying, child." I stopped.”

“Merlin’s Shakespeare” and the “Mercutio Problem”

Here's the second half of my tour stop! While I wasn't a big fan of these books (not really into Shakespeare, sorry...) they were enjoyable to read! The descriptions were great, and the characters were fun to see from a different perspective than how we see them in their plays. I also enjoyed the added … Continue reading “Merlin’s Shakespeare” and the “Mercutio Problem”

The Why-entist and the Wild Weather

  The Why-entist and the Wild Weather By Jane Lowry Illustrations by Sukarno Achmad Children's STEM Picture Book Hardback The Why-entist is a girl who asks a lot of questions! After her uncle cuts down a forest and causes a lot more carbon dioxide to get into the air, the weather gets wild with big winds … Continue reading The Why-entist and the Wild Weather

The Lost Princesses #1: Evermore

Evermore (The Lost Princesses #1) By Jody Hedlund Christian YA Historical Paperback & ebook, 222 Pages August 27th 2019 by Northern Lights Press An ancient key. A secret treasure. And a princess destined to use them both to fight evil and restore peace. Raised by a noble family, Lady Adelaide has always known she’s an … Continue reading The Lost Princesses #1: Evermore

“Always” and “Evermore” #EverTour

On Tour with Prism Book Tours Always (The Lost Princesses #0.5) By Jody Hedlund Christian YA Historical Romance Paperback & ebook, 136 Pages August 13th 2019 by Northern Lights Press A fierce elite guard. A loyal lady in waiting. They must work together to save three princesses from certain death. On the verge of dying … Continue reading “Always” and “Evermore” #EverTour

“Merlin’s Shakespeare” and the “Mercutio Problem”

This is my "half" of my stop during the blog tour for the Merlin’s Shakespeare series by Carol Anne Douglas. I was unable to start reading the books this week due to some personal/family issues, but I'm so excited to read them! I enjoy spin offs and reading one about Shakespeare's works should be fun! … Continue reading “Merlin’s Shakespeare” and the “Mercutio Problem”

Tiger Livy

Tiger Livy by Erin Garcia and Betsy Miller Illustrated by Ivreese Tong Goodreads Buy it: Amazon, Target, B&N, Kobo   Synopsis Livy is a vibrant, clever little girl who usually loves to play and pounce like a tiger. That is until one day when she unexpectedly gets very sick. Now Livy isn't able to play the same, she doesn't feel … Continue reading Tiger Livy

Charlie Hernández and the League of Shadows

"It had definitely taken me a while, but I'd learned something from all this... I'd realized that the things about yourself that make you feel awkward or different or drive you completely crazy are the same things that make you you. You can't cry it away; you can't even wish it away. But once you accept yourself - everything about yourself (especially the weird parts) - you'll finally be free to be you. And that is a powerful thing. A very powerful thing."