⚡️ 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: 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”

REVIEW: The Shadow of the Gods

“I am blood. I am death. I am vengeance.” ———————————- I’ve been hearing people rave about John Gwynne for years and while I love fantasy, I always found his books intimidating. But I decided to give this new trilogy a go, I mean it has a dragon on the cover, surely it’s good. I wasContinue reading “REVIEW: The Shadow of the Gods”

🧛🏼‍♂️ REVIEW: The Lights of Prague 🧛🏼‍♀️

“Prague did not know Domek, did not need him, but his life was overlaid on the ancient streets in watercolor, the patterns sheer and impermanent.” ————————————- I’ve found another fabulous addition to my vampire book collection. The Lights of Prague is dark and compelling and full of unusual magic and monsters. Domek is a lamplighter,Continue reading “🧛🏼‍♂️ REVIEW: The Lights of Prague 🧛🏼‍♀️”

REVIEW: Witches Steeped in Gold

“Bare your teeth like a predator even if at times you feel more like prey.” ————————- Cha, did this one take me longer to read than I anticipated. It had all the fantasy elements I usually love: witches, pirates, blood magic, long fraught rivalries, bitter betrayals and lots of secrets. But sadly, I just struggledContinue reading “REVIEW: Witches Steeped in Gold”

🌞 May Wrap up 🌞

The Henna Artist ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️The Girl Who Died ⭐️⭐️⭐️💫The Dark Tide ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Of Women and Salt ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Mary Jane ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Cutthroat Cheerleader ⭐️⭐️The Jetsetters ⭐️⭐️⭐️Perfect Days ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️The Most Beautiful Girl in Cuba ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️The Plot ⭐️⭐️⭐️💫People We Meet on Vacation ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Ember of Night ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️A Theater for Dreamers ⭐️⭐️⭐️The Hunting Wives ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️How to Mars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💫The Falling Woman ⭐️⭐️⭐️💫Hamnet ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Witches Steeped inContinue reading “🌞 May Wrap up 🌞”

REVIEW: The Dark Tide

“Eva had reached her limit for human interaction.  She could feel the climbing tension in her muscles, the sharp stab of irritation every time another person spoke, the rising desire to pluck one of her hairpins out of her braids and shove it through someone’s throat.” ——————— Ok, I think Jasinska captured my personality inContinue reading “REVIEW: The Dark Tide”

🚀 REVIEW: How to Mars 🚀

“… but it turns out that after a while even scientists can get bored of science.” ———————– No, we can’t, right? I mean nerdy space stuff is my jam. I even applied for the Mars One program, but after reading this book, I realize I did not prepare myself adequately for what being a pioneerContinue reading “🚀 REVIEW: How to Mars 🚀”

REVIEW: Ember of Night

Demons. Demons. Demons. All clamoring to open the gates of hell and somehow, Harley, a scrappy little nobody is drawn into the fight. Harley has had a rough life, this novel deals with the real impact of domestic abuse and poverty on a teen’s life intertwined with some serious fantasy evil. There are not tooContinue reading “REVIEW: Ember of Night”