REVIEW: Pandora

When Dora’s parents die in a tragic accident, her horrible uncle takes over their antiquities shop and her care. For years she is under his thumb and has nothing but her companion, a magpie, to keep her company. She dreams of being a jewelry designer, which is not a woman’s trade in the 1700s. WhenContinue reading “REVIEW: Pandora”

REVIEW: The Children of Gods and Fighting Men

“Ireland is our home. It is a land of myth and magic, but our magic is fading.” ————————— This is the story of tenth century Ireland told from the viewpoint of two women of vastly different clans of magical immortals. Gormflaith is the widow of the Viking king of Dublin and she is enamored withContinue reading “REVIEW: The Children of Gods and Fighting Men”

REVIEW: The Atlas Paradox

I’m not gonna offer a synopsis for this one… Because there’s too many spoilers for the first one… And holy cow it’s a lot to encapsulate. I feel exactly the same way about this one as I did when I reviewed the first one. Solid premise. Intense characters. But it’s really all talk and postulationContinue reading “REVIEW: The Atlas Paradox”

REVIEW: Echo North

Echo is a young girl with a horrible facial scar from a wolf attack. She lives with her father in their bookshop when he disappears into the forest. She finds him six months later guarded by the wolf who offers her a trade: stay with him for one year in an enchanted house below aContinue reading “REVIEW: Echo North”

Pub Day REVIEW: Heart of the Sun Warrior

Last year’s Daughter of the Moon Goddess was one of my favorite fantasy reads of the year. I really loved Xingyin’s journey to free her mother the Moon Goddess. The sequel give us more of this amazing heroine as she battles to save her family, their home and even the fate of the empire. IfContinue reading “Pub Day REVIEW: Heart of the Sun Warrior”

REVIEW: Hidden in the Mists

I really enjoy time slip stories, the mix of historical fiction with fantasy, when done right can just be enchanting. I really enjoyed Courtenay’s Tempted by the Runes where we see a character slip back to Viking times a la Outlander style. This story gives us a different kind of historical romance, one of a loveContinue reading “REVIEW: Hidden in the Mists”

October Wrap Up

A little late but better late than never, in October I read 25.5 books. Yes, I finally finished Empire of the Vampire. 😰 📱 Lark Ascending* ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 📘 Our Shadows Have Claws* ⭐️⭐️⭐️💫 📱 The Witch and the Tsar* ⭐️⭐️⭐️💫 📕 Sanctuary ⭐️⭐️⭐️💫 📗 The Boys from Biloxi* ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 🎧 The Oleander Sword ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 📱Continue reading “October Wrap Up”

Halloween REVIEW: The Ballad of Perilous Graves

“Mebbe being strong don’t mean being able to hit the hardest. Mebbe being strong means standin’ up even when there ain’t no hope of winning through strength of arms, you dig?” —————————— Perilous Graves is a ten year old boy living in New Orleans, but his NOLA is rife with magic and fantastical creatures. HisContinue reading “Halloween REVIEW: The Ballad of Perilous Graves”

REVIEW: Leech

“You know how to live in a body, but not how to be one.” ——————————— What an unusual story. I’m not quite sure what to think of what I just read. It was super weird and yet completely absorbing. I’m not sure if it would be a bit slow for someone not interested in science. IContinue reading “REVIEW: Leech”

REVIEW: The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches

Mika is a witch who was raised with all the rules of witchery. She can make potions and cast spells but knows how important it is that no one discovers she is a witch. So she moves around a lot and doesn’t really have much of a career other than pretending to do witchy things onContinue reading “REVIEW: The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches”