REVIEW: The Hookup Plan

This was my first Farrah Rochon book, I know, crazy right? I was really drawn into this romcom because the characters were educated and well put together. There was no disorganized woman hoping for love, a trope that I hate, London is successful and cocky and kind. She was the kind of woman you want toContinue reading “REVIEW: The Hookup Plan”

REVIEW: Our Lady of Mysterious Ailments

“Thing about my sister is, when she blows her gasket, hot lava fizzes out, and that sh*t scalds like nothing else. But when that lava cools, our island grows a little larger and we find we have new fertile soil in which to grow our relationship.” —————————————- Ropa our ghost-talker is back! Now she hasContinue reading “REVIEW: Our Lady of Mysterious Ailments”

REVIEW: I Kissed Shara Wheeler

Ooh do we get a story full of teenage drama in this one. Reminiscent of John Green, we got a quirky story about the “It” girl in school who goes “missing.” She leaves a series of notes to her classmates, boyfriend and friends to help them both find her and understand her. Along the wayContinue reading “REVIEW: I Kissed Shara Wheeler”

REVIEW: A Lady’s Guide to Fortune Hunting

I’ll admit it Bridgerton has gotten me back into Regency era historical romance. I’ve really enjoyed recent stories from Evie Dunmore and Martha Waters who put a new spin on an Austen-esque opinionated women who aren’t living their life for just marriage. Our heroine in A Lady’s Guide to Fortune Hunting, Kitty, is not that.Continue reading “REVIEW: A Lady’s Guide to Fortune Hunting”

REVIEW: The Atlas Six

I definitely read / ordered this one because of the buzz around it. I think perhaps my expectations were too high, it was a solid story but I wasn’t as wow-ed as I had hoped. The premise is awesome, secret society that holds all of the knowledge of humanity and the magical Medeans. They choose sixContinue reading “REVIEW: The Atlas Six”

REVIEW: Girl in Ice

This was my kind of thriller y’all. A little science, a little historical linguistics, a remote setting… all elements of a compelling mystery. Val, our protagonist, is a linguist by trade… she reminded me a lot of Amy Adam’s character in the movie Arrival. Anyway, she is called out of the blue by her late brother’sContinue reading “REVIEW: Girl in Ice”

REVIEW: The Coldest Touch

I love a good vampire story… this one was a bit unique. Claire is a vampire who shepherds others who are going through the transition for the vampire council. When she is given an assignment to help evolve the new Death Oracle into an asset for them, she is startled by the young high school girlContinue reading “REVIEW: The Coldest Touch”

REVIEW: Klara and the Sun

“Until recently, I didn’t think that humans could choose loneliness. That there were sometimes forces more powerful than the wish to avoid loneliness.” ————————– Klara is an Artificial Friend, when we first meet her she is in the store just hoping to be purchased. We see the depth of her observation about the world, andContinue reading “REVIEW: Klara and the Sun”

REVIEW: Sankofa

A Sankofa is an African symbol of a bird that is looking backward towards its feet, it symbolizes the idea that you must look backwards to move forwards. That is Anna’s journey as she is in the midst of a divorce when her mother dies. She never knew her father but she finds a diaryContinue reading “REVIEW: Sankofa”

REVIEW: In a Garden Burning Gold

In a Garden Burning Gold is a political fantasy in a very mythological world. The ruling family has some unusual powers that they must implement in wholly unique ways. There are four children (100+ year old children LOL) but we mainly follow Alexandros (Lexos) and Rhea who are first born twins within the family. LexosContinue reading “REVIEW: In a Garden Burning Gold”