The Bees

The Bees

This site would be nothing without the amazing team of reviewers.  We playfully refer to ourselves as The Bees, and the Hive just keeps growing.  Here’s our roster, as well as their most recent posts.  This list is in no particular order because we all contribute to the greatness.

Amanda (38)

Amanda is a proud Ravenclaw who was raised in Alaska before traveling the world with her family. She currently resides in District 7 with her husband and 2 kids. As a full-time working mom her time to read is precious and she uses it to devour as many books as possible. All genres are welcome but she does prefer some smooches to be included. She has discovered a love of book signings and has been lucky enough to meet many of her Unicorn authors and hopes to meet more in the future!

From Salt to Skye by Adriane Leigh
AndonniaAndonnia (0)

Andonnia (Ann-DAWN-Knee-Yah) is a Texas girl with Louisiana roots. She loves reading poetry, YA Fiction, and Fantasy. Every now and again, she will tip-toe into adult lit, but not for long. She has entered the world wide web of BookTok and has a no-holds-barred approach to book reactions. Reading and Writing have been love languages since she has had access to it. Perfect Vacay: A Beach, a fruit punch with an umbrella in it, and a good book to read or listen to. All things tacos, a good gumbeaux, ginger ale, or chocolate make the world a better companion for reading!

Carla (55)

Carla is a born-again bookworm. Becoming a mom is what drove her back into the love of reading. Starting with the love of Romance books but now she enjoys any epic tales that are well written. She's a mom of three, a wife, and resides in Central Florida. Hurricane news doesn't scare her but finding out a second book in a series doesn't come out for another year will send her into a real panic. Sending her chocolate and another great book works best to support her through such times.

The Toy King by Adriana Herrera
Darienne (38)

Born and raised in Puerto Rico and now a northeast coast creature. She was 15, spending a summer in London when her aunt gave her a copy of Princess by Jean Sasson — hooked on books ever since. Her favorite genres include romcoms, YA, literary fiction, and women's fiction. Other loves include coffee, music, writing, and red lipstick.

King of Battle and Blood by Scarlett St. Clair
Erin (1)

Erin likes coffee. Once she has had her morning coffee, Erin can like others things; such as dancing with a pre-professional ballet company, attending college, photography, playing piano, and, of course, reading obsessively. She is Tanya Williams' Mini Bee.

Trial by Charm by Jolene Buchheit
Jes (115)

Jes is a self-proclaimed bookworm, who recently moved from the PNW back to the Midwest. When her nose isn't in a book, she's spending time with her husband, two kids, and her three fur babies, or exploring the globe. She also firmly believes that you should start the day with coffee, and end the day in bed with a good book.

The Road Trip by Beth O’Leary
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Kristin (115)

Kristin lives in the PNW with her husband, and three kids. She loves to read YA fiction, fantasy, and romance. She's recently entered the world of "Booktok" on Tiktok, and is having way too much fun following the trends of young folks. The only shows she watches are re-runs, and if she's not reading a book she's listening to one.

Electric Idol by Katee Robert (Audiobook)
Leah (9)

Leah is a life long, fully devoted book-worm. Not only has she been an avid reader since she was young, she also is soon to graduate with an English degree. Leah also enjoys writing, and has always found herself drawn toward literature in all its forms - novels, short stories, poetry, fanfiction, etc. She is a military wife, a cat mom, and a true homebody. Her favorite genres are romance, YA, and historical fiction.

The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow
LorynnLorynn (2)

Lorynn Watt is a junior English major at DeSales University. She’s the daughter of Meg, the Queen Bee, though if you call her Princess Bee she will definitely cut you. When Lorynn isn’t reading, she can be found writing, listening to a weird mish-mash of music, cuddling her dogs and guinea pigs, and ingesting too much caffeine.

No Offense
Meghan (115)

Meghan is a coffee connoisseur, devoted milspouse, and exhausted momma to a three year old daughter and three dogs. She enjoys hiking, glamping, and traveling. You are mostly likely to find her reading good books in a hammock with a view of the ocean or mountains.

House of Wolves (House of Eclipses #2)by Casey L. Bond
Olivia (1)

Olivia is a senior in high school and the eldest daughter of our dear Queen Bee. She loves sci-fi, fantasy, and adventure books. Her favorite book (singular) is The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, and book series would either be The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare or the Time Quintet by Madeleine L’Engle. She reads fanfiction and is excited to write reviews for this wonderful site 🙂

Shadowhunters – Is it The Mortal Instruments?
Queen Bee (Meg) (138)

Meg, AKA the Queen Bee (QB) founded LitBuzz in 2015 as a way for her favorite authors to more-readily provide books to a legitimized reviewer. At the time, she never thought it would grow to include a dozen people, hundreds of authors and thousands of reviews.
Most of the time, you can find her with a bulldog at her feet in her home office in Pittsburgh, writing content or developing brand campaigns for clients - or sneaking a quick read of a new release.
She's married to a great guy, has two amazing grown daughters and more animals than sense. 😉

Dirty Air by Randi Cooley Wilson
Spike (3)

I’m, Spike. A 40 year old curmudgeon. I love to (in no particular order): read, run, review books, and complain about the mundane things in life. I have an associate and bachelor degrees in criminal justice. I’m a recent convert to being a “gym rat” but refuse to call anyone “bro”. In a past life—I was a track correspondent and weekly op-ed writer covering, IndyCar racing. 

I enjoy reading: [Fiction] historical, space sci-fi, espionage, time travel sci-fi (as if there is a non-fiction version?), criminal procedure, mystery, thrillers, anything Fredrik Backman writes (even Ikea shopping lists), and graphic novels. [Non-Fiction] American history, military history, espionage, true-crime, fitness, sports, Ikea shopping lists, space & astronomy, and biographies. 

I Heard You Paint Houses, Throwback Thursday The Irishman
Tanya (271)

Tanya's love for books has been a lifelong passion that she likes sharing with others. Reading is also the thing that relaxes her after a day of juggling the many responsibilities that come with being being wife to an amazing man, mother to four great kids spread around the world, business manager, and farm hand on their place in southwest Missouri; home to Akaushi cattle and a menagerie of pygmy goats, horses, chickens, dogs and cats.

Sue Lynn Tan
Val (2)

I’m Val, and I’m excited to share my love of books with you! I’m a sassy Sour Patch kid from New Jersey, dog mom to Chance the beagle, and much like the rest of the Hive, I’m a coffee lover (I think it’s a requirement to be here). The first book I remember reading voluntarily involved a boy wizard who lived in the cupboard under the stairs, and I’ve been chasing magic ever since. I love Happily Ever Afters, and I love love. My favorite genres are romance and rom-coms, fantasy, and young adult/new adult. If I’m not reading, I’m probably kayaking, watching the Great British Baking Show, or discovering a new craft beer.

How to Love Your Neighbor by Sophie Sullivan

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