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 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

Upcoming at The Lily Cafe #12

Hi, and welcome back to the Cafe! Let's Catch Up a Bit After a badly needed "vacation" for the first time in 8 years, I think I'm ready to get this blog to what it was before the pandemic started. Though, of course, I also plan on spending some of those school hours cleaning, running … Continue reading Upcoming at The Lily Cafe #12

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

Book Review: The Book of Gothel by Mary McMyne

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Title: The Book of Gothel Author: Mary McMyne Publisher: Redhook Publication date: July 26, 2022 Genre: Historical Fantasy One Sentence Summary: This is the untold story of Mother Gothel, the witch who locked Rapunzel in the tower. Overall The Book of Gothel presents a possible backstory for Rapunzel's Mother Gothel. Here, Haelewise tells her own story, … Continue reading Book Review: The Book of Gothel by Mary McMyne

Upcoming at The Lily Cafe #11

Hi, and welcome back to the Cafe! Two weeks off seemed like both a lot of time and not enough, but I've got a bunch of changes coming up that I'm excited for. At least, I think it'll better help me manage everything going on at home right now and into August when my kids … Continue reading Upcoming at The Lily Cafe #11

Book Review: Last Call at the Nightingale by Katharine Schellman

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Title: Last Call at the Nightingale Author: Katharine Schellman Publisher: Minotaur Books Publication date: June 7, 2022 Genre: Mystery One Sentence Summary: When Vivian accidentally spots a dead body in the alley outside her favorite speakeasy, everyone starts to think she knows more than she does, leading her straight into danger. Overall Last Call at the … Continue reading Book Review: Last Call at the Nightingale by Katharine Schellman

Book Review: The Ballad of Perilous Graves by Alex Jennings

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Title: The Ballad of Perilous Graves Author: Alex Jennings Publisher: Redhook Publication date: June 21, 2022 Genre: Fantasy One Sentence Summary: Charged by the magical Doctor Professor to find some songs that escaped from his piano, Perry Graves, his younger sister Brendy, and their friend Peaches get more than they bargained for as the Storm is … Continue reading Book Review: The Ballad of Perilous Graves by Alex Jennings