REVIEW: Riot Baby

“We don’t get where we’re going matching hate for hate.” ——————————— Wow, what did I just read?! I’m not quite sure but I want more of it. A little bit contemporary treatise on being black in America and a little bit sci-fi, it reminded me a lot in style of Binti. We feel the emotionsContinue reading “REVIEW: Riot Baby”

REVIEW: Half-Life

As a female scientist myself, I am here for all the stories I can find about trail-blazing women in the field. Marie Curie, the first female Nobel Prize (ultimately the winner of two) is one that I greatly admire but I didn’t know much about her personal life. Cantor tells us the story of howContinue reading “REVIEW: Half-Life”

Pub Day Review: The Lost Village

Are you looking for a creepy slow burn mystery that will raise the hair on the back of your neck? Then The Lost Village is for you. It follows a small group of Scandinavian filmmakers who are investigating the mystery of an old mining town that was found deserted in the late 50’s. The group isContinue reading “Pub Day Review: The Lost Village”

Review – Lobizona

“Plant your new garden with the seeds of a quality, water it with tolerance and empathy, and warm it with a temperate heat of truth.” ——————————— I really loved Lobizona, I’d say that it is Furia meets Harry Potter (without the prejudices) meets Twilight (think of only the wolf pack part). Manu has no ideaContinue reading “Review – Lobizona”

REVIEW: Fire Keeper’s Daughter

“It’s your identity, but it gets defined or controlled by other people.” ———————————- “The stilettos aren’t fme shoes. They are fyou shoes.” ———————————- What can I say about Fire Keeper’s Daughter?! I loved it! It’s Sadie meets Winter Counts and is full of gorgeous tribal stories and traditions weaved into a modern teen’s world. DaunisContinue reading “REVIEW: Fire Keeper’s Daughter”

REVIEW: Orange City

“Deep down everyone in this purgatory knew they’ve been conned, but they were all too scared to make a peep.” ————————- Hoo boy, Orange City will twist your melon! I would say this book is 1984 if Tyler Durden had learned advertising from Black Buck. Our main characters are all people who are living inContinue reading “REVIEW: Orange City”

REVIEW: The Final Revival of Opal & Nev

“Our show for our fans ain’t have a thing to do with their show for theirs.” ————————- The Final Revival of Opal & Nev recounts the story of a musical duo and their struggles to rise to fame and maintain a presence in an era where a racially mixed group was not the norm. NevContinue reading “REVIEW: The Final Revival of Opal & Nev”

REVIEW: Phoenix Flame

Havenfall was a 5 star read for me, I really loved the balance of the contemporary real world and fantasy realms that intersect in an unusual way with a select few folks guarding the doors. Maddie is a plucky, opinionated, passionate teen at the center of it all. She copes with balancing the world onContinue reading “REVIEW: Phoenix Flame”

PUB DAY REVIEW: The Windsor Knot

When I picked up the Windsor Knot, I was so intrigued by the idea of HRH Queen Elizabeth solving crimes, I expected campy Miss Marple vibes, but what I got was a story with a shrewd, politically astute Queen looking to correct a bungled investigation without getting any credit for it. I was here forContinue reading “PUB DAY REVIEW: The Windsor Knot”

Map Monday Review – The Poppy War

“Warfare was about absolutes. Us or them. Victory or defeat. There was no middle way. There was no mercy. No surrender.” ———————— The Poppy War is high fantasy at its very best. From page one, I could hardly put this book down. I’m so glad I waited until the entire series was out to startContinue reading “Map Monday Review – The Poppy War”