REVIEW: The Siren

I fell in love with Katherine St John’s soapy, drama filled writing in The Lion’s Den so I was super excited to get my hands on a copy of The Siren. The Siren takes place during a movie shoot and revolves around a famous, divorced Hollywood couple reuniting with all the drama that brings. WeContinue reading “REVIEW: The Siren”

REVIEW: The Girl who Died

I’ve been to Iceland twice and I love their literature, I will read anything set in the unique environment, especially if it takes place off the beaten path like this one. Una’s life is plodding along at a mediocre pace with no real success or joy. When she sees an add for a teacher inContinue reading “REVIEW: The Girl who Died”

πŸ“¦ Bookmail Stack πŸ“¦

Boy, was this a long week. But I got a fabulous stack of #bookmail to bring me joy every time I went to the mailbox each day. The bottom four I purchased. Sistersong and The Deception of Harriet Fleet came from Goldsboro Books. Oculta is the Fairyloot special edition sequel to Nocturna. I got PeopleContinue reading “πŸ“¦ Bookmail Stack πŸ“¦”

REVIEW: Arsenic and Adobo

β€œEven now, the thought of staying here forever felt like a hand squeezing me tighter and tighter – this phantom hand molding me into the shape everyone else wanted me to be.” β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”- Ok, so this was my first cozy mystery… the genre never appealed to me because I generally prefer a grittier story. IContinue reading “REVIEW: Arsenic and Adobo”

Pub Day REVIEW: Mirrorland

β€œBecause stealing someone else’s air is how you breathe.” ————————- Mirrorland is a psychological thriller that I imagine won’t be for everyone but boy did I enjoy it! The story follows Cat who travels home to Scotland after her twin sister, El, goes missing. Cat and her sister haven’t spoken in years but were veryContinue reading “Pub Day REVIEW: Mirrorland”

REVIEW: A Dance with Donegal

I’m very torn about how to rate this one, I really enjoyed the story but had a few issues with the structure of the story that kept this from being a perfect story for me. I tore through it because I love stories of Ireland and I found Moira to be so endearing and IContinue reading “REVIEW: A Dance with Donegal”

Review: The Prison Healer

β€œTheir story didn’t end as it should have. But I know for a fact that they’d live it all over again, even the ending, as long as they could keep their beginning.” ———————— The Prison Healer is well in contention for my favorite read of the year so far. In the harsh environment of theContinue reading “Review: The Prison Healer”

REVIEW: The Shadow in the Glass

β€œShe would drown herself in words, sink into the vanilla-smell of the binding, replace her blood with ink. She’d feast on the worlds and make herself anew.” ——————————— The Shadow in the Glass bills itself as a re-telling of the classic Cinderella fairy tale but it’s so much more than that. It’s dark and twistedContinue reading “REVIEW: The Shadow in the Glass”

REVIEW: Tigers Not Daughters

β€œWe’d always thought Jessica was mean because she was so full of life that it chafed at her from the inside out. She was always simmering, and it reminded us of a pot of stew on the stove. She contained so much beneath her skin, and when it got heated up, all those things tumbledContinue reading “REVIEW: Tigers Not Daughters”

REVIEW: Libertie

“-we must work hard and be good even in freedom. That’s what you telling me. With rules like that, don’t it make you wonder what freedom’s for?” ———————— Wow, what a heavy story about freedom, identity and the weight of love. Libertie made me so frustrated at every turn. And so did her mother. AndContinue reading “REVIEW: Libertie”