The Kiss Thief by LJ Shen. Review and Unpopular Opinion

Synopsis They say your first kiss should be earned. Mine was stolen by a devil in a masquerade mask under the black Chicago sky. They say the vows you take on your wedding day are sacred. Mine were broken before we left church. They say your heart only beats for one man. Mine split and […]

Warning! Unpopular opinion! Call Down the Hawk by Maggie Stiefvater. Review of a book I had so much hope for!

Synopsis The dreamers walk among us . . . and so do the dreamed. Those who dream cannot stop dreaming – they can only try to control it. Those who are dreamed cannot have their own lives – they will sleep forever if their dreamers die.And then there are those who are drawn to the […]

Stronger than a Bronze Dragon by Mary Fan. Good but …something is missing to be great. #Review

Synopsis When a powerful viceroy arrives with a fleet of mechanical dragons and stops an attack on Anlei’s village, the villagers see him as a godsend. They agree to give him their sacred, enchanted River Pearl in exchange for permanent protection—if he’ll marry one of the village girls to solidify the alliance. Anlei is appalled […]

Warning Unopular Opinion: Rebel Born by Amy Bartol. Disappointing conclusion to an otherwise excellent trilogy. Micro Review

Synopsis Roselle faces a mind-reeling showdown with the deep state agent controlling her psyche…. Roselle St. Sismode is many things: victim of a conspiracy, unwilling host of an ever-evolving mind algorithm, spy for a rebel army, and heir to the Fate of Swords. As a warrior, she’s also the anticipated main event at the Secondborn […]

I Sing No Victim’s Songs by Sara Pintilie : review of a first work

Synopsis Stuck in the middle of west Texas, Meda wants to carve out purpose in her tumultuous life, but three mysterious strangers arrive and start a deadly chain of events.When the strangers — the posh Ellis, the arrogant Mahir and the elusive Reeves — start meddling in her ex-best friend’s relationships, Meda can’t help but […]

Kingsbane by Claire Legrand was one of my most awaited for 2019! Review of a story that left me unsettled.

Synopsis Rielle Dardenne has been anointed Sun Queen, but her trials are far from over. The Gate keeping the angels at bay is falling. To repair it, Rielle must collect the seven hidden castings of the saints. Meanwhile, to help her prince and love Audric protect Celdaria, Rielle must spy on the angel Corien — […]