REVIEW: An Offer from a Gentleman

Welp, season 2 of Bridgerton on Netflix has me hooked. I haven’t read any of the series, a first for me going straight to the show rather than the written version, but I wasn’t sure I would enjoy it. Season 2 was so sharp and witty, I wanted more so I decided to use someContinue reading “REVIEW: An Offer from a Gentleman”

REVIEW: The Spanish Daughter

Puri is a chocolatier in Spain, when her estranged father passes away in Ecuador she and her husband board a ship to see the cacao farm she has inherited. By the time they arrive, her husband is dead and she fears for her life. She oddly decides to impersonate him and pretend that she isContinue reading “REVIEW: The Spanish Daughter”

Pub Day REVIEW: The Walled Garden

The Walled Garden lovingly tells us the beautiful story of English gardener and poetess Elizabeth Blackspear. This woman is the subject of modern day Lucy’s dissertation. Lucy is intrigued by her for several reasons. Her grandmother was a friend of Elizabeth and they wrote letters back and forth using the language of flowers as a wayContinue reading “Pub Day REVIEW: The Walled Garden”

REVIEW: The Hookup Plan

This was my first Farrah Rochon book, I know, crazy right? I was really drawn into this romcom because the characters were educated and well put together. There was no disorganized woman hoping for love, a trope that I hate, London is successful and cocky and kind. She was the kind of woman you want toContinue reading “REVIEW: The Hookup Plan”

REVIEW: Our Lady of Mysterious Ailments

“Thing about my sister is, when she blows her gasket, hot lava fizzes out, and that sh*t scalds like nothing else. But when that lava cools, our island grows a little larger and we find we have new fertile soil in which to grow our relationship.” —————————————- Ropa our ghost-talker is back! Now she hasContinue reading “REVIEW: Our Lady of Mysterious Ailments”

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: A Lady’s Guide to Fortune Hunting

I’ll admit it Bridgerton has gotten me back into Regency era historical romance. I’ve really enjoyed recent stories from Evie Dunmore and Martha Waters who put a new spin on an Austen-esque opinionated women who aren’t living their life for just marriage. Our heroine in A Lady’s Guide to Fortune Hunting, Kitty, is not that.Continue reading “REVIEW: A Lady’s Guide to Fortune Hunting”

REVIEW: The Atlas Six

I definitely read / ordered this one because of the buzz around it. I think perhaps my expectations were too high, it was a solid story but I wasn’t as wow-ed as I had hoped. The premise is awesome, secret society that holds all of the knowledge of humanity and the magical Medeans. They choose sixContinue reading “REVIEW: The Atlas Six”

REVIEW: Girl in Ice

This was my kind of thriller y’all. A little science, a little historical linguistics, a remote setting… all elements of a compelling mystery. Val, our protagonist, is a linguist by trade… she reminded me a lot of Amy Adam’s character in the movie Arrival. Anyway, she is called out of the blue by her late brother’sContinue reading “REVIEW: Girl in Ice”

REVIEW: The Coldest Touch

I love a good vampire story… this one was a bit unique. Claire is a vampire who shepherds others who are going through the transition for the vampire council. When she is given an assignment to help evolve the new Death Oracle into an asset for them, she is startled by the young high school girlContinue reading “REVIEW: The Coldest Touch”