REVIEW: Sistersong

Beautiful and brutal. These are the first two words that come to mind after finishing Sistersong. In the vein of the modern mythology re-tellings, Holland pairs beautiful prose with strong women and tragic circumstances to weave a masterpiece. As with all myths and fairy tales, this is a cautionary tale that reminds us the valueContinue reading “REVIEW: Sistersong”

Pub Day REVIEW: The Final Girl Support Group

“After a while, you start to realize that your life isn’t the thing that happens between the monsters, your life is the monsters.” —————————– Grady Hendrix is one of my favorite authors, his creepy creations are just everything for me. The Southern Book Club’s Guide for Slaying Vampires was in my top ten last year,Continue reading “Pub Day REVIEW: The Final Girl Support Group”

REVIEW: Kill All Your Darlings

“… you have a doctorate, right?”“Yes.”“Is it in stupidity? Is that what you studied?” ———————- Have I read two books about people who stole the plot of a book this summer? Yes, yes I have. The first one missed a lot of elements for me. This one is exactly what I was looking for. HaveContinue reading “REVIEW: Kill All Your Darlings”

Mid-Year Top 15 : #1-5

Now for the top five of 2020 so far… ordering these was like choosing between favorite children. I hope you’ve enjoyed counting down with me! #5 – Of Women and Salt Powerful women against insurmountable circumstances who persevere. The women in this story are inspirational and I came away feeling so deeply for what immigrantContinue reading “Mid-Year Top 15 : #1-5”

Half Year Top 15 : #’s 11-15

So we’ve reached mid-year and now I must pick amongst all of the amazing pages I’ve gotten lost in, which have been my favorite. Over the next few days, I’m going to be counting down my top 15 books of the first half of the year. Because when I sat down to pick my favorites,Continue reading “Half Year Top 15 : #’s 11-15”

REVIEW: The Temple House Vanishing

“If only our lives were like a book and you could stop and ponder the ideas raised for a moment, turn the pages back and read again. But this time more carefully. It would make all the difference.” ————————– Temple House is a Catholic boarding school for teen girls, when Louisa is admitted as aContinue reading “REVIEW: The Temple House Vanishing”

Half Year Stats

Well, we’ve made it through half of 2021 and while life has slowly started to go back to normal, I am pleasantly surprised that I’ve been able to keep up my higher reading rate from last year. My target for the year was 150 books and I’m already at 120 for the first half ofContinue reading “Half Year Stats”

REVIEW: Where It All Lands

When best friends Drew and Shane spot the new girl to school, they both fall for her at first sight, she’s beautiful and a band nerd like them. Rather than both vying for her attention and possibly ruining their friendship, they agree on a coin toss, an old tradition of theirs to avoid fighting betweenContinue reading “REVIEW: Where It All Lands”

REVIEW: The Shadow of the Gods

“I am blood. I am death. I am vengeance.” ———————————- I’ve been hearing people rave about John Gwynne for years and while I love fantasy, I always found his books intimidating. But I decided to give this new trilogy a go, I mean it has a dragon on the cover, surely it’s good. I wasContinue reading “REVIEW: The Shadow of the Gods”