REVIEW: A Terrible Fall of Angels

Oh my, was I on the struggle bus with this one! I am more than a week late with this review and I feel terrible, it’s the first book commitment I’ve made that I struggled to keep. I generally fly through books in a day or two – this one took me 16 days. I’m notContinue reading “REVIEW: A Terrible Fall of Angels”

REVIEW: The Women of Troy

“No, well, I think choice is a thing of the past.” ————————— “In a court of law, if a man and a woman disagree it’s almost invariably his version of events that’s accepted.” ————————— The Women of Troy picks up after The Silence of the Girls and Troy has now fallen. We see where BriseisContinue reading “REVIEW: The Women of Troy”

REVIEW: Beautiful World, Where Are You

Narrator Performance: 🌟🌟🌟🌟Overall Book Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️-ish? Where do I start with this book? It’s like walking into a college bar in Dartmouth and listening to any conversation snooty millennials are having. They are self absorbed, entitled and worried about everything but how their own actions impact the world. Did I love it? No. Did IContinue reading “REVIEW: Beautiful World, Where Are You”

REVIEW: His Only Wife

“This is the truth: We picked you from the gutter and gave you a life that you would not have had in a thousand years.” ————————-  Afi is a woman put into an impossible situation. She lives in a small town and her family is beholden to the woman who owns everything. That woman hates herContinue reading “REVIEW: His Only Wife”

REVIEW: House of Hollow

β€œI’m a girl made of bread crumbs lost in the woods.” β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” Oh god, this book is deliciously dark. It is everything I want in dark fantasy. The Hollow sisters disappeared for an entire month and when they were found naked in the street, they had no memory of it. Decades later, the eldest goesContinue reading “REVIEW: House of Hollow”

REVIEW: Long Lost Jules

I feel like I went on a roller coaster while reading this book but not in the way I expected. I love anything with a Tudor connection so the long lost relative angle was really interesting to me. Leo is a professor who thinks that Amy is a descendent of Katherine Parr and heir toContinue reading “REVIEW: Long Lost Jules”

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Narrator Performance: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟Overall Book Rating: ⭐️⭐⭐⭐⭐️️ When Bill’s family is kidnapped as he boards his flight, he is faced with an impossible decision to crash his plane killing himself and 143 people or let them both die. The conceit of this one is the stuff of any run of the mill thriller, but the executionContinue reading “πŸ›« REVIEW: Falling πŸ›¬”

REVIEW: The Family Plot

β€œWere you one of those color-outside-the-line sort of kids? That doesn’t mean you’re creative, you know, it means you’re wrong.” β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” The Lighthouse family is the Addams Family meets The Royal Tenenbaums. They are quirky, insular, devoted to each other and completely obsessed with murder. The island they live on has been haunted by aContinue reading “REVIEW: The Family Plot”

REVIEW: The Cottingley Cuckoo

I’m really torn on how to rate this one. I LOVED Part I. It was magical and atmospheric and a little creepy. Rose is working at an old folk’s home and meets one of the more difficult residents, Charlotte. Charlotte allows Rose to read a letter from her past to Arthur Conan Doyle about theContinue reading “REVIEW: The Cottingley Cuckoo”

REVIEW: Cazadora

“She reminds me of the protagonists I like to read about in adventure stories who are independent and free in a way that makes them untouchable. I used to think I was like that because I wanted to be an astronaut and travel the stars. But part of the appeal of outer space was theContinue reading “REVIEW: Cazadora”