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

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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

ARC Review: Cats of the Louvre by Taiyo Matsumoto

Cats of the Louvre by Taiyo Matsumoto My rating: 3 of 5 stars A surreal tale of the secret world of the cats of the Louvre, told by Eisner Award winner Taiyo Matsumoto. The world-renowned Louvre museum in Paris contains more than just the most famous works of art in history. At night, within its … Continue reading ARC Review: Cats of the Louvre by Taiyo Matsumoto

Review: Runescribe by Megan Derr

Runescribe by Megan Derr My rating: 4 of 5 stars Near-blind without his glasses, regarded as a burden to his family, Tyri left his clan to attempt a career as a runescribe in the city. But finding a job proves more difficult than anticipated, and his last hope to avoid being thrown out on the … Continue reading Review: Runescribe by Megan Derr

Blog Tour & Review: Jade War by Fona Lee

Welcome to my stop on the Jade War Blog Tour! Title: Jade War Author: Fonda Lee Publisher: Orbit Books Publication date: 23 July 2019 Genres: Adult, Fantasy Synopsis: In Jade War, the sequel to the World Fantasy Award-winning novel Jade City, the Kaul siblings battle rival clans for honor and control over an Asia-inspired fantasy … Continue reading Blog Tour & Review: Jade War by Fona Lee

Review: Jade City by Fonda Lee

Jade City by Fonda Lee My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars FAMILY IS DUTY. MAGIC IS POWER. HONOR IS EVERYTHING. Jade is the lifeblood of the island of Kekon. It has been mined, traded, stolen, and killed for -- and for centuries, honorable Green Bone warriors like the Kaul family have used it to enhance … Continue reading Review: Jade City by Fonda Lee

Review: The Undead Pool by Kim Harrison

The Undead Pool by Kim Harrison My rating: 5 of 5 stars Supernatural superhero Rachel Morgan must counter a strange magic that could spell civil war for the Hollows in this sexy and bewitching urban fantasy adventure in acclaimed New York Times bestselling author Kim Harrison's Hollows series. Witch and day-walking demon Rachel Morgan has … Continue reading Review: The Undead Pool by Kim Harrison

Review: Ever After by Kim Harrison

Ever After by Kim Harrison My rating: 5 of 5 stars The ever after, the demonic realm that parallels the human world, is shrinking. If it disappears completely, so does all magic. It's up to witch-turned-daywalking-demon Rachel Morgan to avert catastrophe and keep life from changing... for the worse. While saving the world is important, … Continue reading Review: Ever After by Kim Harrison