Spider’s Bite (Elemental Assassin, Book 1) by Jennifer Estep

An unbeatable assassin, a sexy cop, and a bitch of an enemy: Spider’s Bite, the first book in the Elemental Assassin series by Jennifer Estep, has a fun plot and a cast of intense characters, but the writing issues and the unbelievability of the main character’s emotions often got in the way of the pacing. … Continue reading

Variant by Robison Wells

Set in the private school from hell, Variant by Robison Wells has some great plot twists and a killer of a cliffhanger ending, but none of the characters really stick with you after you put the book down. Benson Fisher has moved from foster home to foster home, switching families and changing schools as often … Continue reading

Restvale Cemetery

Restvale Cemetery in Seneca Falls, NY There are actually two parts to this cemetery…the Protestant side (pictures below) and the Catholic side. The Protestants refused to be buried next to those heathen Catholics (made up largely of Italians), so the Catholic church bought the land right next to the Protestant cemetery and started their own. Or at … Continue reading

The Trylle Trilogy by Amanda Hocking

Amanda Hocking puts a glamourus twist on the earthy troll mythology in her Trylle trilogy (Switched, Torn, Ascend). The interesting world, foxy men, and fast-paced plot will keep you up late as you race to finish this great series. Wendy has never felt like she fit in. Wendy’s mother didn’t think so either, and attacked … Continue reading

IceyPick (5.2) — Redesign it! — The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab

IceyPick book blog is doing a contest! ReDesign the cover of Victoria Schwab’s The Near Witch for a chance to win a hardcover copy of the book.   “The Near Witch is only an old story told to frighten children. If the wind calls at night, you must not listen. The wind is lonely, and … Continue reading

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