Review: The Stolen Kingdom

The Stolen Kingdom is the story of two young people thrust into roles they never wanted, didn’t expect and are not quite prepared for. Mara is the daughter of a vintner and she loves tending to her father’s grapes but she has a secret, she can make them grow with magic. But to her knowledge, magicContinue reading “Review: The Stolen Kingdom”

Pub Day Review: The Rebel Nun

“‘Perhaps you should think less and pray more.’ I shook my head and dropped back down on the bench. Was even this champion of the Holy Cross now adopting the church’s new attitude toward women? ‘What would you say if I suggested you think less and pray more.’ I asked. ‘But I’m a m-… poet.’Continue reading “Pub Day Review: The Rebel Nun”

❣️ February wrap-up ❣️

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 ❣️”

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”

REVIEW: Reverie

“Sometimes the things we believe in are the most dangerous things about us.” ————————– “Dreams can be parasites we sacrifice ourselves to. Dreams can be monstrous, beautiful things incubated in misery and hatched by spite. Or dreams can be the artifacts we excavate to discover who we really are.” ————————– Inexplicably, I struggled with thisContinue reading “REVIEW: Reverie”

REVIEW – The Friar’s Lantern

The Friar’s Lantern is a nostalgic adult throwback to a Choose Your Own Adventure books. It’s filled with great ethical dilemmas and some interesting psychological challenges. First you enter a trial where you have to make one choice and may win $1M and the next trial is a real one, in court where you must judge whetherContinue reading “REVIEW – The Friar’s Lantern”

REVIEW: Garden Spells

This book has been on my TBR for a while, it’s by an NC author and set in NC and promises a little magic so I thought it’d be right up my alley. The Waverley girls have that special something and everyone in town knows it. Claire is a master gardener who knows exactly theContinue reading “REVIEW: Garden Spells”

REVIEW: Where the Lost Wander

“… his thoughts, when he shares them, are like little shoots of green grass on a dry prairie. The flowers on the prickly pears that grow among the rocks.” —————————————— I adore stories of the American Prairie and pioneer times. There is such beauty in the untamed land, passion in indigenous stories and strength inContinue reading “REVIEW: Where the Lost Wander”

Review: Concrete Rose

“Tough situations don’t last. Tough people do.” ————————————– Concrete Rose is exactly what you want from a prequel and that is hard to achieve with a book as stunning as The Hate U Give. In Concrete Rose we get the story of Starr’s father, who was a strong figure in her life and the storyContinue reading “Review: Concrete Rose”

REVIEW: Black Sun

“A man with a destiny is a man who fears nothing.” ——————————————— Black Sun is everything you want from epic high fantasy. The writing reminded me of GRRM’s A Song of Ice and Fire series where you get alternating chapters of seemingly unrelated characters and in this case multiple timelines. This was expertly done. LikeContinue reading “REVIEW: Black Sun”