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 […]

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 […]

Unpopular Opinion: The Bridge Kingdom by Danielle L Jensen. #2021AudiobookChallenge

Synopsis What if you fell in love with the one person you’d sworn to destroy?Lara has only one thought for her husband on their wedding day: I will bring your kingdom to its knees. A princess trained from childhood to be a lethal spy, Lara knows that the Bridge Kingdom represents both legendary evil – […]

These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong. Review of a book who had potential but missed the mark for me

Synopsis The year is 1926, and Shanghai hums to the tune of debauchery.A blood feud between two gangs runs the streets red, leaving the city helpless in the grip of chaos. At the heart of it all is eighteen-year-old Juliette Cai, a former flapper who has returned to assume her role as the proud heir […]

Unpopular Opinion : The Invisible Life of Addie Larue by V.E Schwab. Audiobook Review #AudiobookChallenge2020

Synopsis A Life No One Will Remember. A Story You Will Never Forget.France, 1714: in a moment of desperation, a young woman makes a Faustian bargain to live forever and is cursed to be forgotten by everyone she meets. Thus begins the extraordinary life of Addie LaRue, and a dazzling adventure that will play out […]

Lord of London Town by Tillie Cole. 3 stars review and a case of “it’s not the book, it’s me”

Synopsis Cheska Harlow-Wright was born into a life of luxury and privilege. She has never wanted for anything. A comfortable future as a married London socialite ⁣ awaits her. But since the age of thirteen, Cheska has harboured a secret—an unshakeable fixation on a boy who could never offer her anything close to ⁣comfort. A […]