Audiobook REVIEW: The Cross of Ciaran

Ciaran is the son of a goddess, he is to bear a child in her name and sacrifice the woman who bears the child, as is the tradition of priests of his time. When he meets a young woman who is a Christian, he will do anything to be with her (and keep her fromContinue reading “Audiobook REVIEW: The Cross of Ciaran”

Pub Day REVIEW: The Next New Syrian Girl

“You’re a double agent like me. We’re stuck in no man’s land, trying to be all parts of ourselves yet not allowed to be either or all at the same time. We’re stuck between a rock and a hard place, and we aren’t given any tools to carve out a place to belong.” ————————– Being aContinue reading “Pub Day REVIEW: The Next New Syrian Girl”

REVIEW: The Sunbearer Trials

Every decade an epic competition is launched to replenish the sun’s power and governance over existence. The children of the gods are chosen to compete with one selected as the sunbearer and another selected as a blood sacrifice. As far as Teo is aware, there has never been the child of a demi-god chosen toContinue reading “REVIEW: The Sunbearer Trials”

REVIEW: The Black Kids

“The world doesn’t let black children be children for very long.” ———————— Ashley is a girl of wealth and privilege living in LA in the 90’s. She is one of a handful of Black kids who all come from different backgrounds and aren’t really friends. We start with Ashley’s life with her mostly white,  privileged friendsContinue reading “REVIEW: The Black Kids”

REVIEW: The Lady of the Loch

In this story we get two timelines with two women, one set of sisters in the present day whose fate takes them to Ravenscraig Castle in Scotland where they experience the history of the place in an unusual way. As they uncover the history of the place and its significance to Robert the Bruce’s history they encounterContinue reading “REVIEW: The Lady of the Loch”

Audiobook REVIEW: My Dear Henry

Gabriel is a Black, gay man pursuing a medical degree when he meets Henry Jekyll, a handsome young man whose father is an anatomy professor. The two carry on an affair until they are found out and are expelled from school. Henry writes Gabriel a letter asking him to move on. Meanwhile a white haired,Continue reading “Audiobook REVIEW: My Dear Henry”

REVIEW: Forager

“The searing of our God is put inside of us, like rounds of chemotherapy, aiming to kill off all the bad parts and leave the good alone.” ——————————- Michelle grows up in a cult started by her grandfather, it is Christian based so her femininity is a threat. Growing up she is indoctrinated into allContinue reading “REVIEW: Forager”

REVIEW: Where Darkness Blooms

“There are a lot of strange things in this town,” Evan said slowly, “It’s best to keep the strangest one close to be safe.” Delilah, Jude, Whitney and Bo are teenage girls who live together and are desperately trying to find their mothers who went missing. The town seems overall disinterested in solving the mystery.Continue reading “REVIEW: Where Darkness Blooms”

Pub Day REVIEW: Lies We Sing to the Sea

“‘We are more than our actions,’ said Leto. ‘We are the way we love others and the way they love us back.’ And the way that others will ruin themselves in our absence, the way that no one else will ever be good enough for life to be worth living.” Each year twelve women inContinue reading “Pub Day REVIEW: Lies We Sing to the Sea”

REVIEW: Prize Women

Back in the 1920’s in Canada, a rich man dies with an unusual will. He offers a large cash prize to the woman who can have the most children in the ten years after his death. The story follows two women from starkly different circumstances who are “competing” for the prize. They become friends andContinue reading “REVIEW: Prize Women”