ARC REVIEW: The Wolf and the Woodsman by Ava Reid

The Wolf and the Woodsman is a perfect book for winter, a delicious blend of The Bear and the Nightingale and The Witcher . It follows a twenty-five year old “wolf-girl” named Évike, a motherless girl who lives within a matriarchal tribe of warriors, magicians, and seers. However, their way of live has been deemed “pagan” by the devoutContinue reading “ARC REVIEW: The Wolf and the Woodsman by Ava Reid”

Review: When The Tiger Came Down the Mountain by Nghi Vo

I could read a hundred of these gorgeous little novellas. When the Tiger Came Down the Mountain is a loose successor to Nghi Vo’s lovely novella Empress of Salt and Fortune. It picks up with our protagonist Chih continuing their travels as a monk of the Singing Hills, collecting and recording stories. The themes of this book, similarContinue reading “Review: When The Tiger Came Down the Mountain by Nghi Vo”

Review: (D) A Tale of Two Worlds by Michel Faber

(D): A Tale of Two Worlds was a delightfully weird, middle-grade portal fantasy in the tradition of Narnia and the The Phantom Tollbooth, but I couldn’t help wanting more from it than I got. It follows a young girl named Dhikilo, who was adopted from the country of Somaliand when she was a baby and relocated to theContinue reading “Review: (D) A Tale of Two Worlds by Michel Faber”

Review: The Betrayals by Bridget Collins

Thank you to NetGalley and William Morrow for the ARC in exchange for an honest review! Don’t get me wrong, I like puzzles. Some of my favorite books are ones that feel like unraveling a knot or solving a Rubix cube. But this book felt like a puzzle where you put the pieces together, inContinue reading “Review: The Betrayals by Bridget Collins”

Review: Princess Floralinda and the Forty-Flight Tower by Tamsyn Muir

Thank you to NetGalley and Subterranean Press for the review copy! Tamsyn Muir has once again produced a work of snarky, fantastic delight. Princess Floralinda and the Forty-Flight Tower bundles up a set of traditional fairy-tale tropes, lights them on fire, and cheerfully warms its hands over the blaze. When the embers burn down, youContinue reading “Review: Princess Floralinda and the Forty-Flight Tower by Tamsyn Muir”

The Secret History by Donna Tartt Review

“What are the dead, anyway, but waves and energy? Light shining from a dead star?” The story: At its very, very bare minimum this story is a whodunit murder mystery told in reverse: we are told of the crime, the victim, and the murders on the very first page; a group of students in aContinue reading “The Secret History by Donna Tartt Review”