Most Anticipated Books of 2015

A new year means a new round of "best of" and "most anticipated" lists. This year, there's been some noise about those lists being (as usual) too large a percentage of the White and Male variety. So out of my own curiosity, I thought I'd look at my wishlist so far for the upcoming year and see how my stats fell out. In no particular order: Karen Memory by Elizabeth Bear - Steampunk in the wild west. Release date: 2/3/15. Liesmith

Wrapping up 2014

[Disclaimer: I have blatantly stolen the idea for this post from Chuck Wendig. You should probably go read his blog. He's way wittier than I am, anyway.] Favorite novel of the year: Patrick Rothfuss' The Slow Regard of Silent Things Favorite non-fiction book of the year: Chuck Wendig's 30 Days in the Word Mines Favorite short story of the year: Seanan McGuire's White as a Raven's Wing Favorite movie of the year: Captain America: The Winter Soldier Favorite TV show

Ghostbusters vs. Ghostbusters II

So my husband and I were debating the opening scenes of the two Ghostbusters movies, as one does, and we determined that Peter's introduction in the first movie is not the same as Egon's opening scene in the second. Stick with me, for all shall be revealed. Venkemen's opening scene is him, in his office, with a pair of presumably undergrad volunteers. He is in the midst of an experiment, as he states it, to determine

Authors Welcome

I don't often weigh in on the various dramas in book blogging fandom. Most of the time,  I don't care enough to get involved. This is my space,  and seeing as how it's a very small one,  the drama doesn't tend to make it here. In this case,  however,  I have something to say.  The question of whether or not authors should comment on reviews and discussions of their work has been a hotly contested one

Review Revisited: DARKER STILL by Leanna Renee Hieber

You may remember back in December when I reviewed Leanna Renee Hieber's newest novel, Darker Still. At the time, I had one lingering question that had bothered me. If I could ask the author one question, though, I would want to know why Natalie needed to be a mute. Maybe that’s a factor that comes to play more of a role in the sequels, but our heroine’s background at a Victorian-era “school for the deaf” is

Good Dilemmas

I have three ebooks all pre-ordered and ready to download to my Nook first thing in the morning (if Barnes & Noble is on the ball, that is). I thought I'd take a moment to share them with you, because I'm super excited about all of them. The first is a book I've been waiting a long time for: In steam age America, men, monsters, machines and magic battle to claim the same scrap of earth and

Upcoming: Kiaras Festivus 2012!

What is Kiaras Festivus? Kiaras Festivus is, literally 'The Festival of Kiara'. This usually happens in February, mostly because my birthday is the 28th and I like to celebrate for as long as possible! This year, Waiting for Fairies' also turns 5 years old (as a book review site) during the first week of March! (My very first review? Vicki Pettersson's first book!) That means I wanted to make this year's celebration extra special! Festivities will kick off on

Guest Post + Giveaway: What’s In A Name? by L.J. McDonald

L.J. McDonald is an author for Dorchester Publishing, home to our already esteemed Leanna Renee Hieber. She is the author of the Sylph series, consisting of The Battle Sylph, The Shattered Sylph, and the upcoming Queen of the Sylphs. If you haven't heard of L.J. McDonald before, don't worry - I hadn't either. What I can tell you now, after reading the first book in the series, is that if you're a fantastical or paranormal romance

Upcoming Author Guest Post & Giveaway!

One week from today, on October 1st, Waiting for Fairies will be hosting Dorchester author L.J. McDonald. She is the author of the Sylph series, consisting of The Battle Sylph, The Shattered Sylph and the recently released Queen of the Sylphs. L.J. will discuss with us how she chooses names for her characters, the likes of which are Solie and Heyou. WFF will also be giving away a download code for a digital copy of Queen of the Sylphs to

Interview with Vicki Pettersson, Author of Signs of the Zodiac

Welcome to Waiting for Fairies' first ever author interview! Vicki Pettersson, author of The Signs of the Zodiac series, Feathered and Sequined Goddess of the Southwestern Desert, graciously agreed to "break [us] in", so to speak. She even agreed not to do the interview by smoke signal as originally planned. My signal fire was a little weak that day, what can I say? This premiere interview is awfully fitting, since the very first book review ever