Pub Day REVIEW: Upgrade

Blake Crouch does it again! He and Andy Weir are my go-to sci-fi authors that always promise me a thrill ride along with an education. In this story, Logan Ramsay is an agent in the Gene Protection Agency and he is working to alleviate the guilt he has for his mother’s crimes. Both are brilliantContinue reading “Pub Day REVIEW: Upgrade”

REVIEW: Things We Do in the Dark

When comedian, Jimmy Peralta is found dead, his much younger, relatively new fifth wife is charged with his murder. She claims innocence and presses that he has committed suicide. Quickly we learn that she is not who she claims to be. Someone knows who she is and why she’s changed her identity and she’s blackmailingContinue reading “REVIEW: Things We Do in the Dark”

REVIEW: Woman of Light

Woman of Light tells us the story of several generations of a family living in the American West in the early 1900’s. They have indigenous and Mexican roots and therefore are considered less than. At every turn, in every generation we see the limitations of their lives and what they are able to do andContinue reading “REVIEW: Woman of Light”

๐Ÿ—บ REVIEW: The Cartographers ๐Ÿ—บ

The Cartographers is an absolutely unique story that had me entertained from start to finish. It stands to reason that book people would understand map people… the passion and intensity that Nell, her parents and colleagues have for creating and exploring maps was intoxicating. I learned so much about cartography reading this story, including howContinue reading “๐Ÿ—บ REVIEW: The Cartographers ๐Ÿ—บ”

REVIEW: Olga Dies Dreaming

“Even people who were once your sails can become your anchors.” ——————— Olga Dies Dreaming gives a glimpse of life in Brooklyn from the eyes of Puerto Rican sister and brother, Olga and Pedro. We see the drastically different viewpoints of each other their family generations from Catholic, grateful, hardworking abuelita to socialist, anti-religion, Puerto RicanContinue reading “REVIEW: Olga Dies Dreaming”

REVIEW: Olga Dies Dreaming

“Even people who were once your sails can become your anchors.” ——————— Olga Dies Dreaming gives a glimpse of life in Brooklyn from the eyes of Puerto Rican sister and brother, Olga and Pedro. We see the drastically different viewpoints of each other their family generations from Catholic, grateful, hardworking abuelita to socialist, anti-religion, Puerto RicanContinue reading “REVIEW: Olga Dies Dreaming”

REVIEW: Olga Dies Dreaming

“Even people who were once your sails can become your anchors.” ——————— Olga Dies Dreaming gives a glimpse of life in Brooklyn from the eyes of Puerto Rican sister and brother, Olga and Pedro. We see the drastically different viewpoints of each other their family generations from Catholic, grateful, hardworking abuelita to socialist, anti-religion, Puerto RicanContinue reading “REVIEW: Olga Dies Dreaming”

โ„๏ธ January Wrap Up โ„๏ธ

This month I read 28ish books. ๐Ÿคฃ I’m counting The Book of Accidents because I’m nearly there and I’m sure I’ll have finished by the end of the day (and that brick is thick, surely Iโ€™ve read a full bookโ€™s worth already!) I made a nice dent in my Netgalley checking off 9. Participated in 4Continue reading “โ„๏ธ January Wrap Up โ„๏ธ”

REVIEW: Reckless Girls

This was the perfect vacation read. I love fast paced, atmospheric books when I’m sitting by the beach or pool and this one fit the bill. Set between Maui and a remote tropical atoll, I was perfectly immersed in the isolated paradise vibes while I sat here on Kona reading. Lux is a typical millennial,Continue reading “REVIEW: Reckless Girls”

REVIEW: Wild Game

โ€œโ€˜I know my mother loved me,โ€™ Malabar said, carefully choosing each word, โ€˜but not so much as she loved herself.โ€™โ€ โ€œI knew Malabar loved me as much as she could love anyone.โ€ โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”- Wow, holy mother issues Batman. Boy, did I relate to Rennieโ€™s story. The extent of my motherโ€™s toxic behavior wasnโ€™t quite asContinue reading “REVIEW: Wild Game”