REVIEW: Ex on the Beach

Judging a book by its cover is one of my unfortunate prejudices, and if you judge this book by its cover you’d expect this to be light and fun romcom. But within its pages, you would find something much deeper than that. This is the story of a Hollywood couple who have been long divorced,Continue reading “REVIEW: Ex on the Beach”

Pub Day Review: One Jar of Magic

“Magic can only fix the surface of things. Magic can change what you see, but it can’t change anything deep down.” ——————————– Imagine your father is one of the most famous magic gatherers in the world and he has high hopes for your first magic gathering. All of your life he has spent preparing youContinue reading “Pub Day Review: One Jar of Magic”

REVIEW: The Paris Library

“… a library without members is a cemetery of books… Books are like people; without contact, they cease to exist.” ——————————– The Paris Library is really about the American Library in Paris and its unique cast of characters. Odile is passionate about reading and working despite her parent’s wishes as the war reaches France. TheContinue reading “REVIEW: The Paris Library”

REVIEW: The End of the Ocean

“Water itself is colorless. It’s the world around it that gives it color, reflections from the sky, from the surroundings, water is never just water. Water absorbs and whirls around everything it meets. Water is humus, sand, clay, and plankton. Water is given color by the bed it covers. Water reflects the world.” —————————– Like allContinue reading “REVIEW: The End of the Ocean”

REVIEW: Clanlands Audiobook

Immersive Scottish History ✅Buddy Comedy Fun Roadtrip Antics ✅Gorgeous Dulcet Scottish Tones Narrating ✅Behind the Scenes Outlander Dirt ✅ This lovely little book has it all! I literally limited the amount of time I listened each day because I wanted to stretch this read out as long as possible. Sam Heughan and Graham McTavish alternateContinue reading “REVIEW: Clanlands Audiobook”

Review: Queen of the Conquered

Queen of the Conquered is an unusual tale that lives somewhere between historical fiction and fantasy. It’s a slow building, emotionally fraught, politically complex story. At its heart, Sigourney is a strong woman with a huge history of trauma that defines her behavior throughout the story. She is the only woman of color who hasContinue reading “Review: Queen of the Conquered”

Review: The Removed

The Removed is a beautiful treatise on grief particularly in regard to the culture and traditions of the Cherokee nation. The Echota family has suffered a grievous loss and none of them have recovered. Each family member is coping in their own way. Most of these are not healthy ways. The chapters alternate between theContinue reading “Review: The Removed”

Happy Pub Day & Review: The Last Tiara

Sofiya is a young woman living through war in Russia in 1915, she comes from a family of means close to the royal family who is in the process of being deposed. She volunteers her time with the soldiers coming into the hospital and falls for a man with amnesia from his head injury. InContinue reading “Happy Pub Day & Review: The Last Tiara”

January wrap-up

This month I read 20 books. My goal was to work through my backlist books (8), my Netgalley (6) as well as 1 classic re-read per month and I ended up accomplishing 2.  Binti ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ A Twist of Karma ⭐️⭐️⭐️ The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe ⭐️⭐️⭐️💫 Dark Tides ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Sadie ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ The RuthlessContinue reading “January wrap-up”

Review: Escaping From Houdini

I am really enjoying the capers of Audrey Rose and Thomas Cresswell, even though this was the most far-fetched of the stories so far. Yeah, I know the last one was about Dracula, but this one seemed a little more over the top for me. We find the Wadsworth/Cresswell clan upon a boat bound forContinue reading “Review: Escaping From Houdini”