Blog Tour & Review: The Wolf of Oren-Yaro by K.S. Villoso

Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for The Wolf of Oren-Yaro! Title: The Wolf of Oren-Yaro Author: K S Villoso Publisher: Orbit Books Publication date: 18 February 2020 Genres: Adult Fantasy Synopsis: A queen of a divided land must unite her people, even if they hate her, even if it means stopping a … Continue reading Blog Tour & Review: The Wolf of Oren-Yaro by K.S. Villoso

ARC Review: Riot Baby by Tochi Onyebuchi

Riot Baby by Tochi Onyebuchi My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars Rooted in foundational loss and the hope that can live in anger, Riot Baby is both a global dystopian narrative an intimate family story with quietly devastating things to say about love, fury, and the black American experience. Ella and Kev are brother and sister, … Continue reading ARC Review: Riot Baby by Tochi Onyebuchi

Review: A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness My rating: 4 of 5 stars Deep in the stacks of Oxford's Bodleian Library, young scholar Diana Bishop unwittingly calls up a bewitched alchemical manuscript in the course of her research. Descended from an old and distinguished line of witches, Diana wants nothing to do with sorcery; so … Continue reading Review: A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

ARC Review: Maiden, Mother, Crone (edited) by Gwen Benaway

Maiden, Mother, Crone: Fantastical Trans Femmes by Gwen Benaway, Kai Cheng Thom, Casey Plett, Crystal Frasier, Gwynception, Kylie Ariel Bemis, Lilah Sturges, Audrey Vest, Alexa Fae McDaniel, Ellen Mellor, Izzy Wasserstein My rating: 4 of 5 stars Maiden, Mother, Crone: Fantastical Trans Femmes is a Bedside Press anthology of new fantastical short fiction by trans women … Continue reading ARC Review: Maiden, Mother, Crone (edited) by Gwen Benaway

Review: The Drafter by Kim Harrison

The Drafter by Kim Harrison My rating: 4 of 5 stars Detroit 2030. Double-crossed by the person she loved and betrayed by the covert government organization that trained her to use her body as a weapon, Peri Reed is a renegade on the run. Don’t forgive and never forget has always been Peri’s creed. But … Continue reading Review: The Drafter by Kim Harrison

ARC Review: No Judgments by Meg Cabot

No Judgments by Meg Cabot My rating: 3 of 5 stars When a massive hurricane severs all power and cell service to Little Bridge Island—as well as its connection to the mainland—twenty-five-year-old Bree Beckham isn’t worried . . . at first. She’s already escaped one storm—her emotionally abusive ex—so a hurricane seems like it will be a piece … Continue reading ARC Review: No Judgments by Meg Cabot

Review: Circe by Madeline Miller

Circe by Madeline Miller My rating: 4 of 5 stars In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe has neither the look nor the voice of divinity, and is scorned and rejected by her kin. Increasingly isolated, she turns to mortals for companionship, … Continue reading Review: Circe by Madeline Miller

Audiobook Review: The Ghost Bride by Yangsze Choo

The Ghost Bride by Yangsze Choo My rating: 4 of 5 stars "One evening, my father asked me if I would like to become a ghost bride..." Though ruled by British overlords, the Chinese of colonial Malaya still cling to ancient customs. And in the sleepy port town of Malacca, ghosts and superstitions abound. Li … Continue reading Audiobook Review: The Ghost Bride by Yangsze Choo

ARC Review: Witchblade, Vol. 2 by Caitlin Kittredge & Roberta Ingranata

Witchblade, Vol. 2 by Caitlin Kittredge My rating: 4 of 5 stars “GOOD INTENTIONS” Breaking a demon’s stranglehold on New York City was only the beginning for Alex and Team Witchblade—now somebody much worse than a demon wants the Artifact, and they’ll do anything to get it. Collects issues 7-12. Warnings: physical violence, gun violence, … Continue reading ARC Review: Witchblade, Vol. 2 by Caitlin Kittredge & Roberta Ingranata

ARC Review: Polite Society by Mahesh Rao

Polite Society by Mahesh Rao My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars Beautiful, clever, and very slightly bored, Ania Khurana has Delhi wrapped around her finger. When Ania finds love for her spinster aunt, she realizes her potential as a force for good. For her next match, Ania sets her sights on Dimple: her newest, sweetest, … Continue reading ARC Review: Polite Society by Mahesh Rao

ARC Review: The Dragon Republic by R.F. Kuang

The Dragon Republic by R.F. Kuang My rating: 5 of 5 stars In the aftermath of the Third Poppy War, shaman and warrior Rin is on the run: haunted by the atrocity she committed to end the war, addicted to opium, and hiding from the murderous commands of her vengeful god, the fiery Phoenix. Her … Continue reading ARC Review: The Dragon Republic by R.F. Kuang

ARC Review: An Incurable Case of Love, Vol. 1 by Maki Enjoji

An Incurable Case of Love, Vol. 1 by Maki Enjoji My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars Nurse Nanase has striven to once again meet the prince of her dreams, so how is it he’s become such an aggravating doctor?! After witnessing a handsome and charming young doctor saving a stranger’s life five years ago, Nanase Sakura … Continue reading ARC Review: An Incurable Case of Love, Vol. 1 by Maki Enjoji

Audiobook Review: The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang

The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang My rating: 5 of 5 stars When Rin aced the Kejuthe Empire-wide test to find the most talented youth to learn at the Academies it was a shock to everyone. That she got into Sinegardthe most elite military school in Nikan was even more surprising. But surprises aren’t always … Continue reading Audiobook Review: The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang

ARC Review: Rose: A Double Life by Valérie Vernay, Denis Lapière & Émilie Alibert

Rose: A Double Life by Valérie Vernay My rating: 3 of 5 stars Ever since she was a little girl, Rose has had a special and troubling power: the ability to “double” herself and travel outside her body. She always saw it as something wrong with her… until now. When her father is murdered, Rose’s … Continue reading ARC Review: Rose: A Double Life by Valérie Vernay, Denis Lapière & Émilie Alibert

Review: The Witch with No Name by Kim Harrison

The Witch with No Name by Kim Harrison My rating: 5 of 5 stars At long last... The final book in the New York Times bestselling Hollows series by Kim Harrison! Rachel Morgan's come a long way from the clutzy runner of Dead Witch Walking. She's faced vampires and werewolves, banshees, witches, and soul-eating demons. … Continue reading Review: The Witch with No Name by Kim Harrison