REVIEW: The Fortunes of Jaded Women

I really enjoyed this multi-generational story. It showed us a slice of Vietnamese culture with a focus on the role of women. As in many cultures, baby boys are valued over girls and in this family the curse of only daughters impacts so many lives. But as each story is revealed and they start toContinue reading “REVIEW: The Fortunes of Jaded Women”

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”

September Reading Wrap Up

This month I read 27 books. A little late to post but 🤷🏻‍♀️. 📱 The Moon Eater* â­ï¸â­ï¸â­ï¸ðŸ’« 📕 The Ravens ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 📱 Waterdown* ⭐️⭐️⭐️ 🎧  The Silence Before the Dawn* ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 📗 Echo North ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 📘 Black Potatoes â­ï¸â­ï¸â­ï¸â­ 🎧 The Prisoner* â­ï¸â­ï¸â­ï¸ðŸ’« 📱 The Monarchs* â­ï¸â­ï¸â­ï¸ðŸ’« 📕 ‘Til All These Things Be Done* â­ï¸â­ï¸â­ï¸â­ï¸ 📘 The Unsinkable Greta James â­ï¸â­ï¸â­ 📗 CloseContinue reading “September Reading Wrap Up”

REVIEW: Carrie Soto is Back

Well, with these last few novels, I feel like TJR has become the queen of unlikable characters. Like Malibu Rising, the writing is great but I was not rooting for Carrie at all. And as not a huge fan of tennis, I struggled to keep interested – if I hadn’t been listening to the audiobook,Continue reading “REVIEW: Carrie Soto is Back”

REVIEW: The Undertaking of Hart and Mercy

Mercy is an undertaker’s daughter who is more involved in the business than a woman in this world should be. Hart is a marshal who hunts drudges, undead people with no soul. The two regularly interact when Hart drops off bodies and they have always had a contentious relationship. When Hart writes a letter he never means toContinue reading “REVIEW: The Undertaking of Hart and Mercy”

REVIEW: The Ravaged

I love Norman Reedus, so I was excited to check out his debut novel. The Ravaged follows three people, each with different circumstances and backgrounds who are forced into new circumstances and must adapt. Hunter is a bit rough around the edges but has a heart of gold, he’s traveling cross country after the deathContinue reading “REVIEW: The Ravaged”

REVIEW: I Kissed Shara Wheeler

Ooh do we get a story full of teenage drama in this one. Reminiscent of John Green, we got a quirky story about the “It” girl in school who goes “missing.” She leaves a series of notes to her classmates, boyfriend and friends to help them both find her and understand her. Along the wayContinue reading “REVIEW: I Kissed Shara Wheeler”

REVIEW: Sankofa

A Sankofa is an African symbol of a bird that is looking backward towards its feet, it symbolizes the idea that you must look backwards to move forwards. That is Anna’s journey as she is in the midst of a divorce when her mother dies. She never knew her father but she finds a diaryContinue reading “REVIEW: Sankofa”

REVIEW: Vladimir

Wow, was this book not at all what I expected. This story is of a woman facing the inevitabilities of her age and its impact on how the world perceives her and how she perceives herself. She is not the easiest character to like, she’s self-centered and vain. She places such a high reverence onContinue reading “REVIEW: Vladimir”

REVIEW: The Candy House

Full disclosure: I didn’t read the first book of this series. I’m not sure you need to, we get good background on the characters through this one. The title tells us to expect that all is not what it seems. The Candy House is a place that looks lovely and inviting from the outside, butContinue reading “REVIEW: The Candy House”