Lucifer “Stewardess Interruptus” The Kiss

Lucifer-Luci and Chloe almost kiss

Yay! Lucifer is back and we couldn’t be happier. Did you see that kiss? Lucifer resumes its second season after what feels like forever. If you’ll recall the last time we watched, the show ended with Lucifer and Chloe having a very romantic moment. In fact, they were just about to kiss. The winter premiere … Read more…

DC Comics: Bombshells Issue #1

DC Comics Bombshells-Issue 1

I’m a DC girl through and through. When I heard that DC Comics had released a series based on their gorgeous DC Bombshells figurines I was ecstatic! I love DC and I love anything Rockabilly. In fact once upon a time, I used to sport my own Bettie Page bangs. Naturally when DC fused these two things together … Read more…

Alan Semrow: Life, Writing, and Briefs

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Author Alan Semrow gives Booknista the lowdown on his new collection of short stories Briefs and tells us how he got here. [Gal Pal]: Let’s start with a toast to Briefs. Beer or wine or mixed drinks or other? [Alan Semrow]: Well, if you asked any of my friends, they’d tell you I wasn’t much … Read more…

Netflix TV: Shadowhunters The Mortal Instruments

Netflix Original- Shadowhunters The Mortal Instrument

Believe it or not, Shadowhunters is entering its second season on Netflix. Yes it is true. The very cheesy but extremely addictive Netflix show, Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments, has been renewed for a second season. Is it the most groundbreaking show in the world? Hell no! But the cast is pretty and it is filmed in … Read more…

Three Fantasy Books You Absolutely Must Read Before Trump’s Inauguration

No Matter who you voted for, it’s impossible to deny the heightened political and social tensions, and the increase in hate crimes taking place across the United States in the wake of Trump’s presidential win. But before inauguration day rolls around and you break out the bottles to toast your happiness or overwhelming fear of … Read more…

Out with the Old, In with the New! TV in 2017

TV 2017

What a year 2016 has been! I’m looking forward to ringing in the new year and I’m especially looking forward to some great TV! As the year comes to a close, you can’t help but reflect on all of the loss we’ve experienced. From Alan Rickman (Professor Snape), to David Bowie and most recently, Carrie Fisher, our beloved Princess. Families, … Read more…

Tough Choices: Favorite Book Pick?

Favorite book

My all time favorite book. Only one? Really tough decision. I’m going to cheat. Just warning you. But first, I’m going through my top favorite book contenders. There are certain themes I love. I’m really predictable. As a kid I loved fantasy books and world building. I wanted to be a writer. Every night I had the … Read more…

Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas

Throne of Glass book five: Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas

After reading Empire of Storms, book five in the Throne of Glass series, I feel this intense desire to reread the first four books. New series, new book…or reread this one? What to do?? I remember the joy when I first discovered the Throne of Glass series.  I LOVED Empire of Storms sooooo incredibly much…I may … Read more…

Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake

Once each generation, a set of triplets is born to the sitting queen of Fennbirn.  Once the triplets turn sixteen, they have to fight each other to the death until only one rightful queen remains. Fennbirn is a hidden magical island off the coast of somewhere.  That part doesn’t really matter.  The three triplet girls … Read more…

Fun Urban Fantasy – Last Call at the Nightshade Lounge by Paul Krueger

last call at the nightshade lounge paul krueger

I wanted something a little light and fun after finishing up a very heavy book, so I tucked this little paperback into my purse one weekend.  By the end of the weekend, I had finished this book, so… it’s GOOD. Bailey Chen needs a job.  She’s lucky that she was able to get a part-time … Read more…

TWD: Season 7 Fall Finale “Hearts Still Beating”

TWD: Season 7 Fall Finale

Here we are, already talking about the Fall finale! Time just flies during the apocalypse and last night’s episode of The Walking Dead brought everyone together again. Finally. The mid-season Fall finale of TWD called, “Hearts Still Beating” connected many of the threads from this Fall’s episodes, brought the gang back together again (what’s left … Read more…

A Twist on Dystopia – Inked by Eric Smith

In this world, tattoos are not a choice—they are a destiny. What is inked beneath your skin becomes your life’s work. And Caenum can’t wait to run from it all. This book had been on my TBR for a while, and then the coolest thing happened – the author took to his blog asking for … Read more…

All Time Favourite Book: Bridget Jones’s Diary

Bridget Jones's Diary

Ugh! The dreaded question,”What is your favourite book?” I hate this question because there is never just one favourite. That said, Bridget Jones’s Diary has always kept a special place in my heart. It’s true when book worms are asked this question, our normal response is, “Do you have a few days?” because it isn’t … Read more…

TVD: Detoured On Random Backwoods Path To Hell

TVD- On Some Random Backwoods Path to Hell

After a brief break for Thanksgiving, Vampire Diaries is back with “Detoured On Some Backwoods Path To Hell” (another quote from season 1) and it was a doozy! I am really loving season 8. I’m sure some critics would disagree but in my opinion, TVD is going out on a high note. Every episode thus far, has … Read more…

Booknista Book Reviews List

Book Reviews

Hey book besties! This is where you’ll find our list of book reviews and official grading system. If you’re an author and would like to submit your fabulous work for a book review, email Bookbabe@Booknista.com. The below list of book reviews will be updated frequently.   Book Reviews A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. … Read more…

Briefs by Alan Semrow

briefs alan semrow

Alan Semrow’s Briefs: A collection of Shi Tzus, dark comedy, and unhappy endings. If you’re like me, you’re looking to start 2017 on a completely different page than you left 2016 on. You’re looking for a book to change your perspective and make you think. If that’s the case, I recommend Alan Semrow’s Briefs! Semrow’s … Read more…