Good and Evil in Malice | Book Review

【 MALICE 】 ★★★★★ The queer retelling of Sleeping Beauty you've always wanted. Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Fairytale retellingAuthor: Heather WalterPublished: April 2021Publisher: Del ReyPages: 464 (paperback) This was honestly wonderful. I loved every second of this book and thought it was ridiculously fun what Walter has done with the original fairytale. Setting aside for … Continue reading Good and Evil in Malice | Book Review

Whodunnit in Everyone in My Family Has Killed Someone | Book Review

【 EVERYONE IN MY FAMILY HAS KILLED SOMEONE 】 ★★★★★ Agatha Christie has taken a bow, and Benjamin Stevenson has stepped on stage. Genre: MysteryAuthor: Benjamin StevensonPublished: March 2022Publisher: Penguin Random HousePages: 384 (paperback) Massive thank you to Penguin for a copy for review Sign me up for every book that Stevenson writes from this … Continue reading Whodunnit in Everyone in My Family Has Killed Someone | Book Review

Trials and Tribulations in Sense and Sensibility | Book Review

【 SENSE AND SENSIBILITY 】 ★★★★★ This was spectacularly wonderful. Genre: ClassicAuthor: Jane AustenPublished: October 1811Publisher: Penguin ClassicsPages: 409 (paperback) Having struggled through Pride and Prejudice when I was younger, I was apprehensive going into this that this much-loved story would suffer the same fate. But not at all! I laughed, I exclaimed and I … Continue reading Trials and Tribulations in Sense and Sensibility | Book Review

Forgetting in The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue | Book Review

【 THE INVISIBLE LIFE OF ADDIE LARUE 】 ★★★★★ This surprised me. Up until the very last page I thought it was going to be four stars. And then, BOOM. Genre: FantasyAuthor: V. E. SchwabPublished: October 2020Publisher: Tor BooksPages: 444 (hardback) This has to be one of the most hyped books at the moment and … Continue reading Forgetting in The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue | Book Review

Star Magic in Luminous | Review

【 LUMINOUS 】 ★★★★ Another delightful fantasy story from Mara Rutherford. Genre: Young Adult, FantasyAuthor: Mara RutherfordPublished: October 2021Publisher: Inkyard PressPages: 368 (paperback) I'm a big fan of the simple yet enthralling way Rutherford pens a fantasy tale. Having thoroughly enjoyed the Crown of Coral and Pearl duology, I was so excited to see what … Continue reading Star Magic in Luminous | Review

Found Family in Raybearer | Book Review

【 RAYBEARER 】 ★★★★★ The next best thing in YA fantasy. Genre: Fantasy, Young AdultAuthor: Jordan IfuekoPublished: August 2020Publisher: Hot Key BooksPages: 496 (paperback) Quick thoughtsThis was an utterly captivating, African-inspired fantasy that I cannot get enough of. Tarisai was a wonderful character with a perfect blend of internal conflict. The wrought tensions between all … Continue reading Found Family in Raybearer | Book Review

Anxious Adventures in The Nobleman’s Guide to Scandal and Shipwrecks | Review

【 THE NOBLEMAN'S GUIDE TO SCANDAL AND SHIPWRECKS 】 ★★★★★ We will never get enough of the Montague siblings. Genre: Historical Fiction, Young AdultAuthor: Mackenzi LeePublished: November 2021Publisher: Katherine Tegen BooksPages: 580 (hardback) Content warning (click to see) generalised anxiety – OCD – amputations – serious injuries This was such a bonus to have a … Continue reading Anxious Adventures in The Nobleman’s Guide to Scandal and Shipwrecks | Review

Female Warrior in Daughter of the Moon Goddess | Book Review

【 DAUGHTER OF THE MOON GODDESS 】 ★★★★★ This was brilliant, and I can't stop thinking about it. Genre: Fantasy, MythologyAuthor: Sue Lynn TanPublished: January 2022Publisher: Harper VoyagerPages: 512 (hardback) Ever since finishing this book a week or so ago, I've just been mulling over the events in my mind and unable to leave it … Continue reading Female Warrior in Daughter of the Moon Goddess | Book Review

Data Scandals in The Verifiers | Book Review

【 THE VERIFIERS 】 ★★★★ A quirky, fun mystery that'll make you think differently about data collection. Genre: MysteryAuthor: Jane PekPublished: February 2022Publisher: Vintage Books & Anchor Books Pages: 368 (ebook) Thanks to Vintage Books & Anchor Books for a copy of this for review Oooh this was an interesting ride, and I loved it. I … Continue reading Data Scandals in The Verifiers | Book Review

A Tiny (non-spoiler) Review of Written in My Own Heart’s Blood

【 WRITTEN IN MY OWN HEART'S BLOOD 】 Outlander #8 ★★★★★ Genre: Historical FictionAuthor: Diana GabaldonPublished: June 2014Publisher: OrionPages: 1,296 (paperback) 😭😭 So good. I don't know how Gabaldon writes such masterpieces every time. This was by far the most traumatic book in the series yet but OH MY GOD the ending 👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻 There were … Continue reading A Tiny (non-spoiler) Review of Written in My Own Heart’s Blood