Pub Day Review: REVIEW: A Spell of Rowans

“My mother, the witch from a fairytale with no happy ending.” ———————————- A Spell of Rowans is more of a murder mystery and family drama than a book about witches and magic. It reminded me in a lot of ways of The Family Plot. The Rowans are an unusual family in a small town andContinue reading “Pub Day Review: REVIEW: A Spell of Rowans”

🐾 REVIEW: Pup Culture 🐾

Pup Culture is a love letter to the canine world, Paul Shaffer’s daughter tells us how she and her family acquired and fell in love with their rescue dogs. Part memoir, part self-help, part how-to and all love, Pup Culture encourages the reader to consider adopting a rescue or fostering a pup. Interspersed throughout areContinue reading “🐾 REVIEW: Pup Culture 🐾”

REVIEW: Fireborn

Fireborn is a middle grade fantasy that throws you smack dab into a world of opposing clans, mythical creatures and fierce fighting. We meet a group of young recruits who are training at a school to defend the clans when suddenly one of them goes missing. Twelve, a bit of an outcast among the students,Continue reading “REVIEW: Fireborn”

REVIEW: The Inheritance of Orquidea Divina

What an usual story of magic and family! I don’t think I’ve ever read anything like this before. Orquidea is dying and her family collects to honor her and retrieve their inheritance. But that inheritance is not what they expect or something that they would even wish for. Growing up with stories of magic, theyContinue reading “REVIEW: The Inheritance of Orquidea Divina”

REVIEW: All These Bodies

“The kind that knew even back then that the dark was a whole other world. That it soaked up the daylight one like a biscuit dipped in coffee.” —————————— 15 bodies. 15 bloodless bodies. Strewn across four states. Fifteen year old Marie Catherine Hale is taken from the last crime scene covered in blood andContinue reading “REVIEW: All These Bodies”

REVIEW: At the Edge of the Haight

At the Edge of the Haight follows a homeless woman after she discovers a dead body in the park. We see her threatened by the perpetrator, bullied by the cops and her homeless cohorts about the issue. We get a glimpse of life on the streets, how each of the characters came to live theContinue reading “REVIEW: At the Edge of the Haight”

REVIEW: On Location

“The way you guys communicate – two adults in their thirties – is f***ing adolescent.” ———————– If that quote appeals to you, you will enjoy this book. If you get frustrated by main characters who spend all their time pretending that they aren’t head over heels for one another and yet keep ending up inContinue reading “REVIEW: On Location”

REVIEW: The Happy Accidents

The Happy Accidents was like watching a season of This is Us. We follow two sisters and their friend as they all confront the stagnation in their lives. One crazy night, they each make a decision which forces them to reassess their lives: careers, relationships, childhood traumas. The story examines gender roles, self acceptance andContinue reading “REVIEW: The Happy Accidents”

Pub Day Review: Within these Wicked Walls

“You’re a surprisingly slow learner, Andromeda.” “Quick learner,” I said, my mind too tired to keep an annoyed bite from peeking through. “Slow follower.” ————————————- Within these Wicked Walls is THE PERFECT read for spooky season. Andromeda is a debtera, an Ethiopian exorcist, who is desperately trying to earn a patronage so that she canContinue reading “Pub Day Review: Within these Wicked Walls”

REVIEW: The Fortunate Ones

“You are coming of age in a world that wants you to believe it’s ok to be mediocre,” Arch said, “There are no really great men left, the world tells you, so why bother trying to become one?” ——————————– I really enjoyed this book, I can’t exactly pinpoint a reason though. I really enjoyed theContinue reading “REVIEW: The Fortunate Ones”