The quirky little city of Fairbridge is about to explode at the intersection of sex, religion and politics.
Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Fairbridge is home to a sizeable LGBT community; as well as American Evangelical Christianity’s brightest rising star.
The people have embraced the contrasts and paradoxes as part of life in the New South. Students, hillbillies, snake handling tent revivalists, a new police chief, a feminist lesbian bar owner, rich out-of-staters… they all call Fairbridge home.
So far, the uneasy peace has held. Paul Draker – a gay, former Combat Rescue Officer – returns to the city to live out his days peacefully in the woods of Western North Carolina. But as the edges of the peace begin to unravel, and the culture wars reignite, he is on a collision c
Helllooooo people! In this post I’ll be writing about books I read in the summer that I hated with passion.
Now, keep in mind that I did read these books this year, but it doesn’t mean that they were also published this year, just saying.
Oh, and also, something else. If these are you favorite books ever ever and forever, please do not take offense, I’m not trying to offend you, human, I’m just bored and I wanna rant about books I hated as one does.
Now, with that out of the way, let’s get to the books I hated this summer!… Continue Reading
Simon Snow is the worst Chosen One who’s ever been chosen.
That’s what his roommate, Baz, says. And Baz might be evil and a vampire and a complete git, but he’s probably right.
Half the time, Simon can’t even make his wand work, and the other half, he starts something on fire. His mentor’s avoiding him, his girlfriend broke up with him, and there’s a magic-eating monster running around, wearing Simon’s face. Baz would be having a field day with all this, if he were here — it’s their last year at the Watford School of Magicks, and Simon’s infuriating nemesis didn’t even bother to show up.
Carry On – The Rise and Fall of Simon Snow is a ghost story, a love story and a mystery. It has just as much kissing and talking as you’d expect from a Rainb
Normal is overrated. At least that’s what Oliver Cromwell tells himself when he’s being bullied for being different. He’s a lover of all things paranormal, and when his nose isn’t shoved into his sketchpad, drawing haunted houses and monsters, he and his best friend Bailey hang out in abandoned buildings and take long—very non-romantic—walks through graveyards looking for ghosts. Everything changes when they actually find one.
Freaked out because he seems to be a sudden ghost magnet, Oliver befriends Mrs. Glass, a psychic who lives in the Victorian manor at the end of his street. With her help, he discovers his special bloodline and uncovers abilities that allow him to begin helping the ghosts move on. As if being sixteen wasn’t al
So I’ve been seeing these five star predictions videos/posts and I love love watching/reading them, I think they’re super interesting, especially when they make updates if they actually rated the books five stars. So, to me a five stars has to really do IT! Like, actual everything. I don’t want there one scene, one line that rubs me the wrong way, a five star book is usually a favorite forever, which I’ll wanna reread, lately I’ve really been into rereading, so yeah. Anyway, I have five books here, I’ll show them to you guys, some of them haven’t been released just yet, but I’m totally sure that I’m gonna be giving these books five stars…well, we’ll see!
When she stumbles across the ad, she’s looking for something else completely. But it seems like too good an opportunity to miss—a live-in nannying post, with a staggeringly generous salary. And when Rowan Caine arrives at Heatherbrae House, she is smitten—by the luxurious “smart” home fitted out with all modern conveniences, by the beautiful Scottish Highlands, and by this picture-perfect family.
What she doesn’t know is that she’s stepping into a nightmare—one that will end with a child dead and herself in prison awaiting trial for murder.
Writing to her lawyer from prison, she struggles to explain the unravelling events that led to her incarceration. It wasn’t just the constant surveillance from the cameras installed around the house, or the malfunctioning technology that woke the househol
Here is a thing everyone fears: What it takes to get one.
Any visitor to Bicho Raro, Colorado is likely to find a landscape of dark saints, forbidden love, scientific dreams, miracle-mad owls, estranged affections, one or two orphans, and a sky full of watchful desert stars.
At the heart of this place you will find the Soria family, who all have the ability to perform unusual miracles. And at the heart of this family are three cousins longing to change its future: Beatriz, the girl without feelings, who wants only to be free to examine her thoughts; Daniel, the Saint of Bicho Raro, who performs miracles for everyone but himself; and Joaquin, who spends his nights running a renegade radio station under the name Diablo Diablo. They are all looking for a mirac
Hello my beautiful people, creatures of this ugly planet in this post I’ll be trying to recommend you some horror books, horror books that aren’t Stephen King, I’m sure everyone knows him by now, everyone knows he’s basically the king of the horror genre, at least that’s what he’s been called, I don’t really read his books, maybe in the future I will try to pick something up from him, but as of right now I don’t really find myself gravitating towards his books, maybe because they’re big? I did once pick up his It book but kind of dnf’d it, because I wasn’t really interested in it, but I might try again soon.
Anyway, this isn’t a post about Stephen King, it’s about horror books that I find interesting.
Now, I don’t read that much horrors, I’m scared asf of my actual shadow, but it’s Halloween, plus Spookathon is just around the corner so maybe you&… Continue Reading
Critically acclaimed author of We Are the Ants—described as having “hints of Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse-Five” (School Library Journal)—opens up about what led to an attempted suicide in his teens, and his path back from the experience.
“I wasn’t depressed because I was gay. I was depressed and gay.”
Shaun David Hutchinson was nineteen. Confused. Struggling to find the vocabulary to understand and accept who he was and how he fit into a community in which he couldn’t see himself. The voice of depression told him that he would never be loved or wanted, while powerful and hurtful messages from society told him that being gay meant love and happiness weren’t for him.
A million moments large and small over the years all came together to convince Shaun that he couldn’t keep goi
YEEEY! My first ever readathon, I’ve never done one of these, though I always wanted to, so I can finally do it. It’s October, it’s all about the spooky things (aka books) I’m usually super scared, but lately I’ve been reading scary books and I’ve been enjoying them. So, this readathon is hosted by the one and only BooksandLala, you can go ahead and watch her announcement video if you’d want to. Dates: October 14 – 20 But let’s get to it, we have five challenges, but you can always use one book for several challenges, if you find one book that fits all the challenges, good for you!
“Inside, they pretended they would dream, but they did not. They sprawled on the living room sofa and Adam studied the tattoo that covered Ronan’s back: all the sharp edges that hooked wondrously and fearfully into each other. ‘Unguibus et rostro,’ Adam said. Ronan put Adam’s fingers to his mouth. He was never sleeping again.”