REVIEW: Of Women and Salt

Happy Cinco de Mayo! I planned this post for today as Mexico plays a role for two of the characters but now that I’ve read it, none of the women are actually Mexican so bear with the fact that it doesn’t really make sense for today (best laid plans right?). Either way – Viva Mexico!Continue reading “REVIEW: Of Women and Salt”

REVIEW: The Siren

I fell in love with Katherine St John’s soapy, drama filled writing in The Lion’s Den so I was super excited to get my hands on a copy of The Siren. The Siren takes place during a movie shoot and revolves around a famous, divorced Hollywood couple reuniting with all the drama that brings. WeContinue reading “REVIEW: The Siren”

REVIEW: The Girl who Died

I’ve been to Iceland twice and I love their literature, I will read anything set in the unique environment, especially if it takes place off the beaten path like this one. Una’s life is plodding along at a mediocre pace with no real success or joy. When she sees an add for a teacher inContinue reading “REVIEW: The Girl who Died”

Review: Anna K Away

Last year, I got an ARC of Anna K and was so excited for a modern retelling of one of my favorite classics. I adored it, it was fresh and modern and still had the emotional punch of the original. I then went on to win a caption contest giveaway from the lovely Jenny LeeContinue reading “Review: Anna K Away”

REVIEW: Mina and the Undead

Are vampires real? Mina doesn’t think so. But she loves the lore of it, from Dracula to Lestat her family is immersed. When she agrees to spend the summer in New Orleans with her sister, she finds herself surrounded by dead bodies. At first it seems like they are coincidences, after all they do workContinue reading “REVIEW: Mina and the Undead”

📦 Bookmail Stack 📦

Boy, was this a long week. But I got a fabulous stack of #bookmail to bring me joy every time I went to the mailbox each day. The bottom four I purchased. Sistersong and The Deception of Harriet Fleet came from Goldsboro Books. Oculta is the Fairyloot special edition sequel to Nocturna. I got PeopleContinue reading “📦 Bookmail Stack 📦”

REVIEW: Arsenic and Adobo

“Even now, the thought of staying here forever felt like a hand squeezing me tighter and tighter – this phantom hand molding me into the shape everyone else wanted me to be.” ————————————- Ok, so this was my first cozy mystery… the genre never appealed to me because I generally prefer a grittier story. IContinue reading “REVIEW: Arsenic and Adobo”

REVIEW: Find Me in Havana

“And what have I taught you about song?” “That songs transport us. “That’s right. If it has its voice, it is not trapped.” ———————————— I don’t know what it is about stories in Havana, but I am enamored. I also really love stories about old Hollywood… So this one was right up my alley. WeContinue reading “REVIEW: Find Me in Havana”

Pub Day REVIEW: Mirrorland

“Because stealing someone else’s air is how you breathe.” ————————- Mirrorland is a psychological thriller that I imagine won’t be for everyone but boy did I enjoy it! The story follows Cat who travels home to Scotland after her twin sister, El, goes missing. Cat and her sister haven’t spoken in years but were veryContinue reading “Pub Day REVIEW: Mirrorland”

REVIEW: A Dance with Donegal

I’m very torn about how to rate this one, I really enjoyed the story but had a few issues with the structure of the story that kept this from being a perfect story for me. I tore through it because I love stories of Ireland and I found Moira to be so endearing and IContinue reading “REVIEW: A Dance with Donegal”