January Book Haul

I have no excuse.

It’s literally not even Christmas or my birthday so I don’t even know why I have accumulated THIS many books in the month of January. I guess you could say I went a tiny bit overboard…

proof of me having no self-control

I know. I’m shook too.

Before I get into the bounty of which my kindle and shelves cry out to in joy, let me preface this with I am a super frugal and hella cheap person. Most–if not all– of these purchases were deals from, amazon, audible, etc. which amounted to many of them being free, as well as through my carefully thought out monthly book budget as I have placed reading and supporting authors and the arts a priority when planning my personal finances. With that being said, take a look at my walk of shamelessness. Continue reading “January Book Haul”


This Mortal Coil by Emily Suvada [REVIEW]

This Mortal Coil (This Mortal Coil #1)Genres: Science Fiction
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Publication Date: November 7th 2017
Source: Owned
Format: Physical, HB
Rating: fangirlstarsfangirlstarsfangirlstarsfangirlstarsfangirlstars

Catarina Agatta is a hacker. She can cripple mainframes and crash through firewalls, but that’s not what makes her special. In Cat’s world, people are implanted with technology to recode their DNA, allowing them to change their bodies in any way they want. And Cat happens to be a gene-hacking genius.

That’s no surprise, since Cat’s father is Dr. Lachlan Agatta, a legendary geneticist who may be the last hope for defeating a plague that has brought humanity to the brink of extinction. But during the outbreak, Lachlan was kidnapped by a shadowy organization called Cartaxus, leaving Cat to survive the last two years on her own.

When a Cartaxus soldier, Cole, arrives with news that her father has been killed, Cat’s instincts tell her it’s just another Cartaxus lie. But Cole also brings a message: before Lachlan died, he managed to create a vaccine, and Cole needs Cat’s help to release it and save the human race. Continue reading “This Mortal Coil by Emily Suvada [REVIEW]”

Genre In Depth

Genre in Depth: Science Fiction (National Science Fiction Day)

Genre in Depth is a new series on Fictionally Sam where we delve into different genre and see how they began, their characteristics, and books within that genre, etc. New genre every first and last Wednesday of the month!

Happy National Science Fiction Day Storytellers! It is a new year and I am so excited to be introducing a new series on the blog! This series was inspired by a question/discussion I had with a lovely friend of mine on Discord in which she expressed her desire for a breakdown of sorts of genres in order to help categorize her books properly. Genre in Depth is my way of fulfilling that wish. Continue reading “Genre in Depth: Science Fiction (National Science Fiction Day)”

Bookend Events, Winter 2018

BOOKENDING WINTER: Holiday Exploration

img_0975Happy Thursday Storytellers! I have been falling IN LOVE with all of your posts this week! My heart has literally grown three sizes just by reading them all. Today’s prompt is brought to you again by Julia @ Fable Hunter,  and like I said before, she is one of my faves so if you haven’t checked her out yet please do!

You know the drill folks! Go grab some candy canes, hot chocolate and a blanket cause you are in for a space altering time!

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I honestly can’t stop laughing at this photo I found so I had to include it here. Look at how happy they all look! LMAO



Holiday Exploration
You received Harry Potter’s cloak of invisibility for Christmas this year! Where would you go and what would you do? (Can be in the real world or a bookish one!)
Continue reading “BOOKENDING WINTER: Holiday Exploration”