Book Reviews: In the Shadow Garden by Liz Parker + Spells for Forgetting by Adrienne Young

It turns out these two books have far more in common than I thought when I requested them from NetGalley. I wanted to read In the Shadow Garden because it reminded me of Garden Spells and I requested Spells for Forgetting because I was curious about the author. Turns out they both have magic, mystery, … Continue reading Book Reviews: In the Shadow Garden by Liz Parker + Spells for Forgetting by Adrienne Young

Book Review: Redspace Rising by Brian Trent

Title: Redspace Rising Author: Brian Trent Publisher: Flame Tree Press Publication date: September 13, 2022 Genre: Science Fiction One Sentence Summary: Harris Alexander Pope has been undercover with the Partisans for 20 years, but the Order has reactivated him and now he's on a mission to hunt down the Partisan leaders while everyone around him plots … Continue reading Book Review: Redspace Rising by Brian Trent

Book Reviews: The Boy with the Bookstore by Sarah Echavarre Smith + All Dressed Up by Jilly Gagnon

Since I read far faster than I write reviews, I've found myself working to pair up certain books. Sometimes they're in the same genre, sometimes they share a theme. Considering The Boy with the Bookstore is a romance about a couple getting together and All Dressed Up is a mystery about a couple trying to … Continue reading Book Reviews: The Boy with the Bookstore by Sarah Echavarre Smith + All Dressed Up by Jilly Gagnon

Book Review: The Mime by Tommy Tutalo

Title: The Mime Author: Tommy Tutalo Publisher: Self-published Publication date: March 21, 2022 Genre: MG/YA, Fantasy One Sentence Summary: Following the deaths of her parents, Florina becomes mute, but, thanks to an evil magician, ends up on a magical, dangerous journey with a group of performers to save her world and find her voice. Overall The … Continue reading Book Review: The Mime by Tommy Tutalo

Book Reviews: Thank You, Next by Andie J. Christopher + Other Birds by Sarah Addison Allen

I'm definitely trying too hard by pairing these two together, but they both have to do with family, of sorts. One has a rather interesting, yet fascinatingly dysfunctional family while the other has a delightfully sweet found family story. But, where one is a romance with characters I had a hard time believing, the other … Continue reading Book Reviews: Thank You, Next by Andie J. Christopher + Other Birds by Sarah Addison Allen

Book Review: Six Feet Apart: Love in Quarantine by Elena Greyrock

Title: Six Feet Apart: Love in Quarantine Author: Elena Greyrock Publisher: Self-published Publication date: September 5, 2020 Genre: Romance One Sentence Summary: After a chance socially distant meeting, Luna and Stryker form a romance that burns hot, but secrets could spell disaster for them. Overall Six Feet Apart: Love in Quarantine is set in 2025 in … Continue reading Book Review: Six Feet Apart: Love in Quarantine by Elena Greyrock

Book Reviews: Babel by R.F. Kuang + The Spear Cuts Through Water by Simon Jimenez

I suppose today's as good a day as any to review a couple of brutal fantasy novels. One is an historical fantasy that really didn't shy away from anything. The other felt like it upped the ante, jumping into a brutal, painful, unforgiving story right away. Babel by R.F. Kuang Title: Babel | Author: R.F. … Continue reading Book Reviews: Babel by R.F. Kuang + The Spear Cuts Through Water by Simon Jimenez

Book Review: Miranda Writes by Gail Ward Olmsted

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Title: Miranda Writes Author: Gail Ward Olmsted Publisher: Black Rose Writing Publication date: September 8, 2022 Genre: Women's Fiction, Legal Thriller One Sentence Summary: Three years after Miranda's star witness vanished, Miranda has finally gotten herself together and is about to launch her own TV show, but her witness suddenly reappearing draws her back into the … Continue reading Book Review: Miranda Writes by Gail Ward Olmsted

Book Reviews: The Magic of Lemon Drop Pie by Rachel Linden + Six Feet Deep Dish by Mindy Quigley

One of my favorite things in books is food. I'm on the end of the spectrum where I prefer to make the food than eat it, but I mostly love gobbling up the culinary delights that can be found in the pages of a book. All the better if the book has recipes! Today I … Continue reading Book Reviews: The Magic of Lemon Drop Pie by Rachel Linden + Six Feet Deep Dish by Mindy Quigley

Book Review: The Oleander Sword by Tasha Suri

Title: The Oleander Sword (The Burning Kingdoms #2) Author: Tasha Suri Publisher: Orbit Publication date: August 16, 2022 Genre: Fantasy One Sentence Summary: As Malini and her army, with Priya supporting her, march towards her crown, Priya's home of Ahiranya sees the return of long-gone creatures. Spoilers for the first book, The Jasmine Throne, may lie … Continue reading Book Review: The Oleander Sword by Tasha Suri