SPOTLIGHT REVIEW: Elektra by Jennifer Saint

Thank you to Flatiron Books for re-inviting me to take place in a blog tour celebrating a triumphant new novel by Jennifer Saint! “Can’t you see that it just goes on, over and over? The gods demand their justice, but we suffer for it, every time.” Jennifer Saint, Elektra I took a class in collegeContinue reading “SPOTLIGHT REVIEW: Elektra by Jennifer Saint”

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”