★★★★☆ Told solely through letters from the main character, Lucas Goodgame, to his Jungian analyst Karl, We are the Light focuses on the aftereffects of a mass shooting in a movie theater in the small town of Majestic, Pennsylvania. Lucas, who loses his wife, Darcy, in the massacre, develops a relationship with Eli, an 18-year-old … Continue reading We are the Light by Matthew Quick
★★★★☆ The Rise of the Phoenix is the first book in The Imperial Saga, a fantasy series by Anne Winchell. Tahirah, and her brother, Khalid, are the only remaining royals after Tamarud is invaded. Tahirah must learn to harness her magical powers, lean on her allies, and claim her destiny.
★★★★☆ Since I reading and loving Dark Matter, I have been a Blake Crouch fan. I love how his sci-fi stories stretch my mind with their scientific theories while pulling on my emotions with an enduring love story. Upgrade has elements of this winning formula, which is present in both Dark Matter and Recursion. However, Upgrade is much more technical, especially at the beginning than I remember either of his two previous hits being.
★★★☆☆ Novelist Harriet “Harry” Reed has just gotten engaged to the handsome, charming Edward Holbeck. As the holidays and a major manuscript deadline approach, Harriet braces herself to meet Edward’s estranged family for the first time while keeping her career on track.
★★★★☆ Ruby Simon is a Yale-educated, happily married psychotherapist living in her hip hometown of Miami with her diabetic husband Jason and their two pets. One day she suddenly finds herself in an interrogation room accused of murdering Jason. Opening with a scene from when she was five, the book reveals Ruby’s murderous history through … Continue reading Blood Sugar by Sascha Rothchild
Over the years, I have found a winning formula for quickly getting a stellar shot from every photo shoot, regardless of the conditions or your experience level. My successful photo session equation is to “shoot more and show less”.
In honor of Halloween, I have assembled my scariest photos for this post. From a demented doll to spider webs to skeletons, these images are sure to haunt you.
★★★★★ A wonderful, eclectic collection of ten compelling short works, Midnight Tales contains a mix of genres, including mythology, horror, and even a fairytale. Midnight Tales by Raven Kamali The collection can easily be read one or two at a time or consumed all at once. Like with any collection, there were some stories I … Continue reading Midnight Tales by Raven Kamali
When you think of traveling, packed suitcases and far-flung locations come to mind. However, day trips are one of the most fun and underrated travel experiences you can have.
★★★★☆ I love stories that play with the concept of time, and Gillian McAllister does this extremely well in Wrong Place Wrong Time.