The Ashes and the Sparks [Mary Victoria Johnson] Cover Love Friday!

Okay, I'll admit, this cover is a pretty simple one. And at times, it almost seems like it doesn't fit together. I mean, where do the cogs match with the starry sky? How does the girl at the water with the waves coming in fit with the grey and steampunk of the title? And, I'll…

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The Not-So-Brave Penguin [Steve Smallman]

The Not-So-Brave Penguin by Steve Smallman, to put it simply, is quite adorable. Following a young penguin called Posy and her friend, Percy, the story sets the scene for a discussion about bravery and overcoming one's fears. While Percy is adventurous and loves taking all sorts of risks in the name of fun, Posy is timid…

Destiny [Jackie Smith]

The unfortunate thing about Destiny by Jackie Smith is that it’s just massively boring. The story follows the fairly average lives of a young writer and an artist. Nothing about the two characters really stood out in any real way and they were more annoying in their averageness than anything else. Elizabeth was alright until…

The Boathouse [Caroline Upcher]

Caroline Upcher's The Boathouse is one of those rare examples of a romance novel that I don't end up massively annoyed with by the time I reach the end of it. I don't know what it is about these sort of books that always somehow manages to get on my nerves, but for some reason,…