Month: February 2016

Review of Taming Shadows (Revelations Trilogy Book 1) by Fiona Skye

S.M. Lowry

Taming Shadows

Genre: Urban fantasy

The world once lived in ignorance of preternatural creatures, until the day Riley O’Rourke and her vampire friend and mentor, Onyx, changed the world. Now that everyone knows of the existence of preternatural creatures, these creatures live fully integrated into society. Some of the preternaturals, however, are not happy about humans knowing they exist. The Queen of the Winter Fae is irate about her world being exposed and is sending nightmare creatures after Riley. Seeing no other option, Riley must rely on the help of the Summer Fae Queen, but her help comes with a price. Now Riley must steal a valuable mirror from Winter as her payment to Summer, but the act might just endanger the whole world.

My Review:

Taming Shadows by Fiona Skye is an exciting urban fantasy full of some of my favorite creatures and is served with a side of sizzling romance…

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Snapshots: Viva Frida by Yuyi Morales, Tim O’Meara (Photographs)

The Book Wars


Hardcover, 40 pages
Published September 2nd 2014 by Roaring Brook Press
Source: Library

Frida Kahlo, one of the world’s most famous and unusual artists is revered around the world. Her life was filled with laughter, love, and tragedy, all of which influenced what she painted on her canvases.

Distinguished author/illustrator Yuyi Morales illuminates Frida’s life and work in this elegant and fascinating book.

Why You Should Read This:

  1. Because it is glorious. 
  2. Because it is a celebration of colour, life, and language.
  3. Because:




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