🌴 REVIEW: Perfect Days πŸŒ΄

WTF?! What did I just read?! It had all of the creepy stalkery goodness of You, with hint of Misery and a dash of Dexter all rolled into one crazy package. 😱 Teo is a medical student and is slightly introverted… his closest friend is his corpse from anatomy lab. But he seems like aContinue reading “🌴 REVIEW: Perfect Days πŸŒ΄”

REVIEW: The Henna Artist

Why did I wait so long to read this book? With all the rave reviews, my love of historical fiction and my own experience with Jaipur, you’d think I’d have tackled this one sooner. But with the sequel coming, it really lit the fire for me.  I was drawn in completely from the first page,Continue reading “REVIEW: The Henna Artist”

REVIEW: Transcendent Kingdom

“This is something I would never say in a lecture or a presentation or, God forbid, a paper, but, at a certain point, science fails. Questions become guesses become philosophical ideas about how something should probably, maybe, be. I grew up around people who were distrustful of science, who thought of it as a cunningContinue reading “REVIEW: Transcendent Kingdom”

REVIEW: Gods of Jade and Shadow

“Words are seeds, Casiopea. With words you can embroider narratives, the narratives breed myths, and there’s power in myth. Yes, the things you name have power.” ———————————– Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s Mexican Gothic was one of my favorite reads of last year so I had high hopes going into Gods of Jade and Shadow and I wasContinue reading “REVIEW: Gods of Jade and Shadow”

REVIEW: Riot Baby

“We don’t get where we’re going matching hate for hate.” β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” Wow, what did I just read?! I’m not quite sure but I want more of it. A little bit contemporary treatise on being black in America and a little bit sci-fi, it reminded me a lot in style of Binti. We feel the emotionsContinue reading “REVIEW: Riot Baby”

Review – Lobizona

β€œPlant your new garden with the seeds of a quality, water it with tolerance and empathy, and warm it with a temperate heat of truth.” ——————————— I really loved Lobizona, I’d say that it is Furia meets Harry Potter (without the prejudices) meets Twilight (think of only the wolf pack part). Manu has no ideaContinue reading “Review – Lobizona”

Map Monday Review – The Poppy War

“Warfare was about absolutes. Us or them. Victory or defeat. There was no middle way. There was no mercy. No surrender.” ———————— The Poppy War is high fantasy at its very best. From page one, I could hardly put this book down. I’m so glad I waited until the entire series was out to startContinue reading “Map Monday Review – The Poppy War”

REVIEW: Wild Game

β€œβ€˜I know my mother loved me,’ Malabar said, carefully choosing each word, β€˜but not so much as she loved herself.’” β€œI knew Malabar loved me as much as she could love anyone.” β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”- Wow, holy mother issues Batman. Boy, did I relate to Rennie’s story. The extent of my mother’s toxic behavior wasn’t quite asContinue reading “REVIEW: Wild Game”

❣️ February wrap-up β£οΈ

Hi guys, I had a great reading month this month. I finished 23 books, 18 of which were ones where I had committed a review – I’m getting better at prioritizing these. I had my first DNF of the year, although I don’t think it was because the book was bad but more that itContinue reading “❣️ February wrap-up β£οΈ”

REVIEW: The Family Upstairs

Imagine the day you turn 25, a letter shows up saying that you’re due to inherit a mansion worth millions. Libby get such a letter one day, she finds out that her birth parents didn’t give her up for adoption willingly but had passed away, leaving their home to her upon her 25th birthday. WhenContinue reading “REVIEW: The Family Upstairs”