Mysterious Labyrinths in Piranesi | Book Review

【 PIRANESI 】 ★★★★★ Evocative and calmly thrilling. Genre: FantasyAuthor: Susanna ClarkePublished: September 2020Publisher: BloomsburyPages: 245 (hardback) I don't know what it is about this book, but the imagery cast in my mind is stunning – and I desperately want to see someone bring this to life on screen. I loved the character of Piranesi … Continue reading Mysterious Labyrinths in Piranesi | Book Review

Confusing Timelines in Crossings | Book Review

【 CROSSINGS 】 ★★★★ I'm making an executive decision that this book is too brilliantly complicated to review. Genre: Historical Fiction, Sci-FiAuthor: Alex LandraginPublished: May 2019Publisher: PicadorPages: 384 (paperback) In a (non-spoilery) nutshellThis book can be read two ways. The first, by starting at page one and proceeding until you reach the end. The second, … Continue reading Confusing Timelines in Crossings | Book Review

A Quick Review of An Echo in the Bone | Spoiler-Free

【 AN ECHO IN THE BONE 】book 7 in the Outlander series ★★★★★ This series is my everything. Genre: Historical FictionAuthor: Diana GabaldonPublished: September 2009Publisher: OrionPages: 820 (paperback) This quick review has no spoilers for books 1 through 7 A quick review without spoilersLook I don't think I need to honestly review this as we … Continue reading A Quick Review of An Echo in the Bone | Spoiler-Free

Fighting Spirits in White Trash Warlock | Book Review

【 WHITE TRASH WARLOCK 】 ★★★ This was much sadder than I expected. Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal, Young Adult, QueerAuthor: David R. SlaytonPublished: October 2020Publisher: Blackstone PublishingPages: 320 (paperback) Content warning (click to see) posession – death – guns – abandonment I think that honestly sums up my main thoughts about this book: it was much … Continue reading Fighting Spirits in White Trash Warlock | Book Review

Keeping the Crown in The Queen of the Tearling | Book Review

【 THE QUEEN OF THE TEARLING 】 ★★★ This book was somewhat baffling and strugglesome to get through. Genre: Fantasy, Young AdultAuthor: Erika JohansenPublished: July 2015Publisher: BantamPages: 512 (paperback) Content warning (click to see) rape – pregnancy – death – gore – brutality – murder – suicide – slavery – sexism Quick thoughtsThis wasn't quite … Continue reading Keeping the Crown in The Queen of the Tearling | Book Review

Escaping Disaster in Ice Station | Book Review

【 ICE STATION 】 ★★★★★ Genre: Fiction, ActionAuthor: Matthew ReillyPublished: November 2012Publisher: Pan MacmillanPages: 624 (paperback) Content warning (click to see) death – violence – guns – army – gore – extreme injuries – animal attacks – fire I'm exhausted by the sheer volume of high-energy action scenes I think it's a well-known fact these … Continue reading Escaping Disaster in Ice Station | Book Review

December Wrap-Up | 2021

And that's another year down! Can you believe that we're into 2022?! A whole new year ahead of us filled with potential good reads. I can't wait to see what books find a place in my heart this year, but before we get too stuck looking forward, let's recap everything I talked about both here … Continue reading December Wrap-Up | 2021

Graphic Novel Adaptation of Graceling | Graphic Novel Review

【 GRACELING 】 ★★★★★ A beautiful rendering of the world in the Graceling Realm books. Genre: Fantasty, Young Adult, Graphic NovelAuthor: Kristin CashoreIllustrator: Gareth HindsPublished: November 2021Publisher: Etch/Clarion BooksPages: 272 (hardback) Quick thoughtsThis was absolutely stunning! I’m a long-time fan of Graceling and have been itching to revisit the story lately – and this beautiful … Continue reading Graphic Novel Adaptation of Graceling | Graphic Novel Review

Irish History in What the Wind Knows | Book Review

【 WHAT THE WIND KNOWS 】 ★★★★★ This moved me to tears, I have no words for how beautiful this book was. Genre: Historical Fiction (+ time travel)Author: Amy HarmonPublished: March 2019Publisher: Lake Union PublishingPages: 411 (paperback) Content warning (click to see) death – grief – civil war – guns Quick thoughtsThis book is a … Continue reading Irish History in What the Wind Knows | Book Review

Seeking Refuge in The Beekeeper of Aleppo | Book Review

【 THE BEEKEEPER OF ALEPPO 】 ★★★★★ I don't even know what to do with myself after this book. Genre: FictionAuthor: Christy LefteriPublished: February 2020Publisher: Manilla PressPages: 377 (paperback) Content warning (click to see) war – refugee crisis – bombs – grief – death I listened to the audiobook version of this and it scrunched … Continue reading Seeking Refuge in The Beekeeper of Aleppo | Book Review