Namesake by Adrienne Young. Review of a sequel that reads itself.

Synopsis Welcome to a world made dangerous by the sea and by those who wish to profit from it. Where a young girl must find her place and her family while trying to survive in a world built for men.With the Marigold ship free of her father, Fable and the rest of the crew were set to […]

Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor. Short review for a story suffering from the “book in the middle” syndrome

Synopsis Once upon a time, an angel and a devil fell in love and dared to imagine a world free of bloodshed and war.This is not that world. Art student and monster’s apprentice Karou finally has the answers she has always sought. She knows who she is—and what she is. But with this knowledge comes another truth […]

The Prison Healer by Lynette Noni was an excellent surprise! #review #2021AudiobookChallenge

Synopsis Seventeen-year-old Kiva Meridan has spent the last ten years fighting for survival in the notorious death prison, Zalindov, working as the prison healer.When the Rebel Queen is captured, Kiva is charged with keeping the terminally ill woman alive long enough for her to undergo the Trial by Ordeal: a series of elemental challenges against […]

Paving the way: ten books that opened new genres to me. Top Ten Tuesday 06/08/21

Hi friends, Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. Today’s theme is Books I Loved that Made Me Want More […]

Dial A For Aunties by Jesse Q Sutanto was..not what I expected #review

Synopsis A hilariously quirky novel that is equal parts murder mystery, rom-com, and a celebration of mothers and daughters as well as a deep dive into Chinese-Indonesian culture, by debut author Jesse Q. Sutanto.1 (accidental) murder 2 thousand wedding guests 3 (maybe) cursed generations 4 meddling Asian aunties to the rescue! When Meddelin Chan ends […]

May Wrap-Up and..unplanned hiatus due to my second shot of COVID vaccine. The Sunday Post 06/06/2021

Today is Sunday, time to look back in the rearview mirror and talk about my week in and out of the blog. As usual I am linking up to the Sunday Post hosted for years by Kimberly@caffeinatedreviewer . As it’s the first Sunday of June, I’ll double it up with my May wrap-up. In my private […]