What I’m Reading: Leia Princess of Alderaan by Claudia Gray

Young Adult book review: Leia Princess of Alderaan, by Claudia Gray.

Not only am I a Star Wars fan, I’m a huge Princess Leia fan. I absolutely adore this book cover, and had to have the book. This book provides a good background to Princess Leia’s character, and was much like I expected.

This book also had a tie-in to the Star Wars: The Last Jedi movie, so I rushed to see it before going out to see the film. I liked that I possessed a bit more background regarding one of the on screen characters. But it wasn’t that interesting of news. Since I don’t want to ruin the book or movie for anyone, I won’t say anymore than that.

Of all the Star Wars reading I’ve been doing lately, I would definitely put Lost Stars at the top, followed by Leia, which wasn’t quite as full of detail but still a fun read.

Have you read it?

4/5 Stars


A Reader’s Christmas 2017 Wishlist

About a month ago, I headed to the book store to browse, determined not to buy anything (at least for myself), but instead took some pictures to send to my other for gift ideas. He said didn’t buy me any of them….

So I guess I might have to save some money to buy them for myself if required.

One of my favourites is this J.R.R. Tolkien collection. I love the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings, and my current copies are falling apart. Sometimes a reader doesn’t need a new book, but a beautiful new copy of a beloved old book. For instance, I would also love the Tenth Anniversary Edition of The Name of the Wind, one of my all time favourite books.

Of course, sometimes readers also need beautiful books they haven’t read. Like this collection on my list:

And sometimes a reader wants books that aren’t for reading at all. I love Star Wars, so naturally these notebooks are a great fit.

What’s on your list this year?


The Torc: Artifacts of Avalum Book 1 is Now Available

The Torc: Artifacts of Avalum Book 1 is now available on Amazon, Kobo, and Smashwords, and should be up on iBooks and Nook soon! Use the links below to check it out. I’m excited to get this book out before Christmas, for a while, I was pretty sure it wouldn’t happen. It always feels great to share a new project, and also to clear the plate and start something new—even if it’s a sequel.





Torc Draft 3

Upcoming for November

Happy first day of snow! (At least here!) November had arrived, along with winter and National Novel Writing Month!

This month, I can’t wait to dig into writing The Circlet: Artifacts of Avalum Book 2. If you haven’t checked out the preview for Book 1, The Torc, you can find it here: https://kindlescout.amazon.com/p/WNGLSOVB1GOP

Coming up in the blog will be a few winter book reviews, my NaNoWriMo experience, and updates on the Avalum world. I can’t wait to share this with you so be sure to check in regularly! What does your month hold?