• Thieftaker Review & A Fantastic 4th of July Giveaway! Thieftaker Author: D.B. Jackson Publisher: Tor/Forge Pub Date: July 3, 2012 ISBN: 9780765327611 A fascinating alternate history of pre-Revolutionary Boston is told in THIEFTAKER. Ethan Kaille is a wizard and a thieftaker, a private citizen who recovers stolen items and brings in the thief. He hunts down thieves for money and tries to keep his […] Gina Ruiz No responses July 3, 2012
  • AMOXCALLI COMING TO COMIC-CON 2012! AmoXcalli plans to bring you coverage of Comic-Con International: San Diego in 2012! With the definition of the reading experience evolving – through ebooks, apps, virtual worlds, and more – AmoXcalli will bring you a variety of information focused on media and its impact on the reading world. Gina Ruiz, AmoXcalli’s founder, as well as […] Gina Ruiz No responses June 29, 2012
  • The Second Empress: A Novel of Napolean’s Court The Second Empress: A Novel of Napoleon’s Court Author: Michelle Moran Publisher: Crown Publishing Group Imprint: Crown Trade Pub Date: August 14, 2012 ISBN: 9780307953032 Much has been written about Josephine, Napoleon’s lover, wife and Empress, but what about the second empress? To be honest, I’ve never given her much thought. Like most people, I […] Gina Ruiz No responses June 25, 2012
  • Lies Beneath Lies Beneath Author: Anne Greenwood Brown Publisher: Random House Children’s Books Imprint: Delacorte BFYR Pub Date: June 12, 2012 ISBN: 9780385742016 This isn’t your mother’s mermaid story. This isn’t a Disney story. This is a story of murder, betrayal and love. LIES BENEATH is dark and delicious. It is the story of Calder White, a […] Gina Ruiz 2 responses June 23, 2012
  • Yes, Chef Yes, Chef : A Memoir Author: Marcus Samuelsson Publisher: Random House Publishing Group Imprint: Random House Pub Date: June 26, 2012 ISBN: 9780385342605 I’ve had the pleasure of dining at Aquavit in New York City some years ago when Marcus Samuelsson was chef there. It was one of my first experiences with what would become […] Gina Ruiz No responses June 19, 2012
  • Always Running: La Vida Loca: Gang Days in L.A.   Always Running: La Vida Loca: Gang Days in L.A. Author: Luis J. Rodriguez Publisher: Open Road Pub Date: June 12, 2012 ISBN:  9781453259085 I grew up in Los Angeles with one foot firmly planted in the quiet neighborhood in Los Feliz where my grandparents lived and the other, itching to run, in a poor […] Gina Ruiz No responses June 16, 2012
  • Paris Revealed: The Secret Life of a City Paris Revealed: The Secret Life of a City Author:  Stephen Clarke Publisher:  Open Road Pub Date: March 20, 2012 ISBN: 9781453243572 Traveling to Paris?  Thinking of moving there?  Or, just a lover of travel?  Before you go, grab this wonderful little book and make sure it comes with. Stephen Clarke writers with humor and great […] Gina Ruiz No responses June 12, 2012
  • The Replacement Wife The Replacement Wife Author: Eileen Goudge Publisher: Open Road Media Pub Date: March 27, 2012 ISBN: 9781453225028 I wasn’t sure what to expect when I started this book  Frankly, I was a little worried it would be one of those weepy cancer stories that I can’t handle reading.  It wasn’t.  THE REPLACEMENT WIFE is an […] Gina Ruiz No responses June 8, 2012
  • When I Was Small When I Was Small Author: Sara O’Leary Illustrator: Julie Morstad Publisher: Simply Read Books ISBN-10: 1897476388 ISBN-13: 978-189-7476383 It is books like this one that reminds me of why I adore picture books and love to review them.  There is something about children’s literature that just oozes joy and wonder when a book is done […] Gina Ruiz No responses June 7, 2012
  • A Parent’s Guide to the Best Kids’ Comics: Choosing Titles Your Children Will Love A Parent’s Guide to the Best Kids’ Comics: Choosing Titles Your Children Will Love Author:  Scott Robins and Snow Wildsmith Foreward: Jeff Smith & Vijaya Iyer Publisher: Krause Publications (May 31, 2012) Language: English ISBN-10: 1440229945 ISBN-13: 978-1440229947 What kid doesn’t love comics?  The colors, the drawings, the easy and short format make comics both […] Gina Ruiz No responses June 4, 2012
  • Colossus: Stone & Steel Colossus: Stone & Steel Author: David Blixt Publisher: David Blixt Imprint: AuthorBuzz Pub Date: May 25, 2012 ISBN: B007XK66KIxxx When historical fiction is done right, it leaves you wanting. It makes you eager to learn, you start digging into history, looking up eras, people, places in order to find out more about what you just […] Gina Ruiz No responses June 3, 2012
  • John Saturnall’s Feast Title:  John Saturnall’s Feast Author:  Lawrence Norfolk Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc. Imprint:  Grove Press Pub Date: September 04, 2012 ISBN: 9780802120519 JOHN SATURNALL’S FEAST is the story of a young boy who’s mother was accused of witchcraft in pre-Cromwellian England.  As she and her young son are driven out of the village to starve during the […] Gina Ruiz No responses June 2, 2012