🌴 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: Of Women and Salt

Happy Cinco de Mayo! I planned this post for today as Mexico plays a role for two of the characters but now that I’ve read it, none of the women are actually Mexican so bear with the fact that it doesn’t really make sense for today (best laid plans right?). Either way – Viva Mexico!Continue reading “REVIEW: Of Women and Salt”

REVIEW: The Siren

I fell in love with Katherine St John’s soapy, drama filled writing in The Lion’s Den so I was super excited to get my hands on a copy of The Siren. The Siren takes place during a movie shoot and revolves around a famous, divorced Hollywood couple reuniting with all the drama that brings. WeContinue reading “REVIEW: The Siren”

REVIEW: The Girl who Died

I’ve been to Iceland twice and I love their literature, I will read anything set in the unique environment, especially if it takes place off the beaten path like this one. Una’s life is plodding along at a mediocre pace with no real success or joy. When she sees an add for a teacher inContinue reading “REVIEW: The Girl who Died”

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: The Order

The Order is a story that imagines an underground Catholic network who are trying to sway the election of a new pope. I like stories like this, ones that take just a slight tweak of real life and show you just how things could be. I really liked the main characters and the complexity ofContinue reading “REVIEW: The Order”

Review: Anna K Away

Last year, I got an ARC of Anna K and was so excited for a modern retelling of one of my favorite classics. I adored it, it was fresh and modern and still had the emotional punch of the original. I then went on to win a caption contest giveaway from the lovely Jenny LeeContinue reading “Review: Anna K Away”

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: Mina and the Undead

Are vampires real? Mina doesn’t think so. But she loves the lore of it, from Dracula to Lestat her family is immersed. When she agrees to spend the summer in New Orleans with her sister, she finds herself surrounded by dead bodies. At first it seems like they are coincidences, after all they do workContinue reading “REVIEW: Mina and the Undead”