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”

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”