REVIEW: The Last Nomad

“Stories have always created understanding and connection between humans. In this great era of misunderstanding, I wish to help rein us back to our shared humanity.” ———————– The story of Shugri’s life opened a new door for me, one that helped me to understand the life of women in Somalia. Born to a nomadic tribe,Continue reading “REVIEW: The Last Nomad”

⚡️ REVIEW: The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein ⚡️

The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein envisions a young ward of the Frankenstein family who captures the eye of Victor. Escaping from her life of poverty seems like a dream and she ingratiates herself with the family becoming a companion to their unusual son. She begins to see that something might be not quite rightContinue reading “⚡️ REVIEW: The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein ⚡️”

REVIEW: Redemptor

“The only thing more powerful than a wish is purpose.” ————————————— The Raybearer was one of my favorite fantasy reads of last year and Redemptor is a beautiful ending to the story. Tarisai is the principled heroine that we all need in our lives. She learns some hard lessons as she must build her councilContinue reading “REVIEW: Redemptor”

🚀 REVIEW: Project Hail Mary 🚀

The Martian is one of my favorite books, as a science nerd and a space nerd, it hit all the marks for me. But when Artemis came out, I thought it was just ok, so I was super nervous about PHM. I wanted so badly to love it… AND I DID!!! I don’t want toContinue reading “🚀 REVIEW: Project Hail Mary 🚀”

One Last Stop

I feel sad that I didn’t love this one as much as I wanted to. I mean I met my husband on the subway as well. I thought this story would be tailor made for me. Don’t get me wrong, it was cute. It had some depth. But there were just too many plot holesContinue reading “One Last Stop”

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”

Currently Reading – Impersonation

Impersonation is the story of a woman who is a freelance ghostwriter, she is stuck having to balance her own mediocre “must make ends meet” world with the worlds of her fabulous subjects. She’s a woman who had her own dreams and is having to balance the reality of how life turned out.  So asContinue reading “Currently Reading – Impersonation”

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”