First, Middle, and Last Impressions – February 1, 2023

I love taking a look at a book cover and description and then coming up with my own idea of what the book will be about. Sometimes I'm right, sometimes I'm so wrong it's almost funny. So I've decided to write about my first, middle, and last impressions of each book I read, as well … Continue reading First, Middle, and Last Impressions – February 1, 2023

Love, Like, and Not For Me Challenge: January 2023

love like not for me reading challenge january 2023

This year I'm working to be more personal and honest in my opinions about the books I read. I've spent my entire time reviewing books here trying my hardest to balance the good and the bad and offer a similarly balanced rating no matter my personal feelings about the book. Last year I finally decided … Continue reading Love, Like, and Not For Me Challenge: January 2023

Book Reviews: Back in a Spell by Lana Harper, Lunar Love by Lauren Kung Jessen, The Daughters of Izdihar by Hadeer Elsbai

book reviews back in a spell lana harper lunar love lauren kung jessen the daughters of izdihar hadeer elsbai

It's a review post full of powerful, headstrong women! I swear that was not planned. I just needed to get these reviews going and happened to read these three in this order. But I love that I went from a powerful witch coming to terms with her toxic family to a headstrong mixed race Chinese … Continue reading Book Reviews: Back in a Spell by Lana Harper, Lunar Love by Lauren Kung Jessen, The Daughters of Izdihar by Hadeer Elsbai

Book Review: Beckoning of the Gate by Benjamin J. Ryan

book review beckoning of the gate benjamin j ryan

Title: Beckoning of the Gate (The Vayilian Threads #1) Author: Benjamin J. Ryan Publisher: Odyssey Books Publication date: October 7, 2021 Genre: Fantasy One Sentence Summary: When Santha comes to possess a mysterious key, fae begin to hunt her and those she loves, giving her little choice but to flee, and follow where the key leads. … Continue reading Book Review: Beckoning of the Gate by Benjamin J. Ryan

First, Middle, and Last Impressions – January 18, 2023

I love taking a look at a book cover and description and then coming up with my own idea of what the book will be about. Sometimes I'm right, sometimes I'm so wrong it's almost funny. So I've decided to write about my first, middle, and last impressions of each book I read, as well … Continue reading First, Middle, and Last Impressions – January 18, 2023

Book Highlight: Misrule by Heather Walter

book highlight misrule heather walter

Title: Misrule (Malice #2) Author: Heather Walter Publisher: Del Rey Publication Date: May 10, 2022 Genre: Fantasy The Dark Grace is dead. Feared and despised for the sinister power in her veins, Alyce wreaks her revenge on the kingdom that made her an outcast. Once a realm of decadence and beauty, Briar is now wholly … Continue reading Book Highlight: Misrule by Heather Walter

Book Highlight: The Oleander Sword by Tasha Suri

book highlight the oleander sword tasha suri

Title: The Oleander Sword (The Burning Kingdoms #2) Author: Tasha Suri Publisher: Orbit Publication Date: August 16, 2022 Genre: Fantasy The prophecy of the nameless god—the words that declared Malini the rightful empress of Parijatdvipa—has proven a blessing and curse. She is determined to claim the throne that fate offered her. But even with rage in … Continue reading Book Highlight: The Oleander Sword by Tasha Suri

Book Highlight: The Orphan Witch by Paige Crutcher

book highlight the orphan witch paige crutcher

Title: The Orphan Witch Author: Paige Crutcher Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin Publication Date: September 28, 2021 Genre: Fantasy, Women's Fiction A deeper magic. A stronger curse. A family lost...and found.Persephone May has been alone her entire life. Abandoned as an infant and dragged through the foster care system, she wants nothing more than to belong … Continue reading Book Highlight: The Orphan Witch by Paige Crutcher

My Bookish Wish for 2022 Revisited

bookish wish 2022 revisited

Take a look at the wish I made at the beginning of 2022: There’s a book I want to read this year. I don’t yet know what that book is. But it’ll make me fall in love with reading all over again. This is my bookish wish of 2022: That I find the book that … Continue reading My Bookish Wish for 2022 Revisited

My Favorite Science Fiction & Fantasy Read of 2022

favorite science fiction fantasy read 2022

This past year, I reviewed 37 books I'd consider to be mostly Science Fiction and Fantasy, including one I read last year but didn't put up my review until this year, Quaking Soul by Jennifer M. Zeiger, which also turned out to be my favorite SFF read last year. We'll be here forever if I … Continue reading My Favorite Science Fiction & Fantasy Read of 2022