Review: Helena

“The Church isn’t a cult for a few heroes. It is the whole of fallen mankind redeemed.” ———————— This one has been on my TBR since our pastor recommended it a few years ago. It is a beautiful fictionalization of the life of an ancient, towering example of a woman. She was responsible for theContinue reading “Review: Helena”

REVIEW: Sadie

Let me start by saying, I love a good crime podcast. When I saw this was YA, I wasn’t sure what to expect as far as a good crime story. But it gave me everything I was hoping for when I read The Night Swim, which fell short for me. What Sadie had that TheContinue reading “REVIEW: Sadie”

REVIEW: A Mother’s Promise

“Understand: these girls have neither the mental capacity nor the moral fiber with which to manage their lives. Most of them – quite sadly – should have been drowned at birth in a bucket, like so many unwanted kittens.” ———————— This book will break your heart in the same way The Immortal Life of HenriettaContinue reading “REVIEW: A Mother’s Promise”

Pub Day Review: Written in Starlight

Woven in Moonlight was one of my favorite reads of 2020, I was utterly overwhelmed by the beautiful descriptions of life in Inkasisa and the magic was unlike anything I’d ever read. So of course, Written in Starlight was one of my most anticipated releases of 2021 but unfortunately it just didn’t live up forContinue reading “Pub Day Review: Written in Starlight”

REVIEW: Legendborn

“Because broken hearts strip vocabularies down to their raw bones…” —————————————- Holy amazing endings, Batman! When I started this book, I’ll admit for the first third I thought it was ok YA fantasy but then it really started to pick up steam and by the last third, I COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN!In many fantasyContinue reading “REVIEW: Legendborn”

REVIEW: Tender is the Flesh

We made it to the weekend y’all! Are you looking for a book that will make you super uncomfortable? Dystopian and super creepy? I mean 2021 hasn’t been crazy enough yet, right? —————————— “I don’t get why a person’s smile is considered attractive. When someone smiles they are showing off their skeleton.” ———————————- This bookContinue reading “REVIEW: Tender is the Flesh”

ARC Review – If I Disappear

If you love a twisty story full of panic and lots of likely suspects then this is a must read. Written in mostly as a first person sort of diary / letter stream of consciousness to the person that is missing, this one is a quick read. There is a ton of anxiety and panicContinue reading “ARC Review – If I Disappear”

REVIEW: Dark Tides

Holy time jumps, Batman. Dark Tides picks up with Alinor, Alys and Rob twenty years after we last left them. They have had many changes to their circumstances. Alinor has never recovered from her dunking and Alys is now our strong female lead running both of their businesses. Her two children are adults and tryingContinue reading “REVIEW: Dark Tides”

Review: Her Mother’s Grave

This was my first Josie Quinn novel, but it definitely won’t be my last. Josie is the chief of police of a small town and in the course of investigating the discovery of skeletal remains, she realizes she may have a connection to the victim. Rather than recusing herself immediately, she dives in and triesContinue reading “Review: Her Mother’s Grave”

MLK Day

“It’s like I’m trying to climb a mountain, but I’ve got one fool trying to shove me down so I won’t be on his level, and another fool tugging at my leg, trying to pull me to the ground he refuses to leave.” ———————————————- In honor of Martin Luther King day, do yourself a favorContinue reading “MLK Day”