Book Review: The Mask of Mirrors by M.A. Carrick

Title: The Mask of Mirrors Author: M.A. Carrick Publisher: Orbit Publication date: January 19, 2021 Genre: Fantasy One Sentence Summary: As a child, the city betrayed Ren in many ways, and now she’s back to exact revenge: by conning her way…

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Book Reviews: Bellarose and Gerard by Carla Reighard

Title: Bellarose (Prequel to The Aerowyn Tales series) and Gerard (Book 1 in The Aerowyn Tales) Author: Carla Reighard Publisher: Self-published Publication date: July 1, 2020 and July 12, 2020 Genre: Fantasy One Sentence Summary: Bellarose’s new friend, Layney, introduces…

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Book Review: The Frozen Crown by Greta Kelly

Title: The Frozen Crown Author: Greta Kelly Publisher: Avon and Harper Voyager – Harper Voyager Publication date: January 12, 2021 Genre: Fantasy One Sentence Summary: When Radovan takes over the Kingdom of Seravesh, Princess Askia flees across the sea to Vishir…

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Book Review: The Stars That Beckon by Kevin J. Simington

Title: The Stars That Beckon Author: Kevin J. Simington Publisher: Self-published Publication date: December 18, 2019 Genre: Science Fiction One Sentence Summary: Earth has been destroyed by religious zealots and the last of humanity takes to the stars, only to…

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Book Review: The Cousins Crime: Unravelled by Krisha Batra, An Amateur Sleuth by Manasi Patil

Title: The Cousins Crime: Unravelled by Krisha Batra, An Amateur Sleuth Author: Manasi Patil Publisher: Self-published Publication date: May 20, 2020 Genre: Mystery, YA One Sentence Summary: An ordinary trip to a donut shop with her brother unexpectedly pulls teen…

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Book Review: Gates’ Bookstore by Jamila A. Stone

Title: Gates’ Bookstore Author: Jamila A. Stone Publisher: Black Glory Publishing House Publication date: October 22, 2020 Genre: Mystery One Sentence Summary: Diane wants to leave crime scenes behind now that her father is dead and she’s opened a bookstore, but…

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Book Review: Claimed by Nicole Adamz

Title: Claimed Author: Nicole Adamz Publisher: Inkblot Publishing LLC Publication date: January 31, 2020 Genre: Fantasy Trigger Warning: rape One Sentence Summary: Ari and Maewyn share a tentative friendship, but they serve different gods, which will inevitably turn them away from each…

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Book Review: Murder at Mile Marker 18 by Denise Jaden

Title: Murder at Mile Marker 18 Author: Denise Jaden Publisher: Denise Jaden Books Publication Date: October 21, 2020 Genre: Cozy mystery One Sentence Summary: Mallory Beck, the widow of a mystery novelist, only meant to bring over a casserole to a…

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Book Blog Tour – Book Review: Pretending by Holly Bourne

The Lily Cafe is thrilled for the opportunity to participate in the book blog tour for Pretending by Holly Bourne! Thank you to Justine Sha at Harlequin for both the opportunity and a review e-copy. Title: Pretending…

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