fiction · Loved-it · NetGalley · Other-cultures · Women's

A Gripping Story About Mothers and Daughters, Adoption And… Tea? The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See

Check out on Goodreads Get at Book Depository ★★★★★  5 stars The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane sounds like just another pretty name, when you first spot it. It brings promise, as does the author’s well-known name, Lisa See. A promise of secrets, twilight and fantastic cultures it might take you too. I’m going to tell… Continue reading A Gripping Story About Mothers and Daughters, Adoption And… Tea? The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See

fiction · Indie · Women's

Beside The Music by BJ Knapp A book about when rock... doesn't rock.

Goodreads average 3.85 ★★★★✮  4.5 stars This has got to be the coolest spot to write a review. (I’m on a train to another city, to teach a class there.) And for a cool spot we need a cool topic. And I think I’ve got one. Rock music cool enough? I got Beside The Music at Story Cartel, one of… Continue reading Beside The Music by BJ Knapp A book about when rock… doesn't rock.

Fantasy · fiction · Loved-it · Urban fantasy

Envy of Angels – Sin du Jour #1 A slow start to a really good series

Goodreads average 3.87 ★★★★✮  4.5 stars I’m sure you’ve heard about this one. It’s another fun, ass-kicking and quite inventive Urban Fantasy series, right along the lines of Rivers of London and the like. Except this time, we’re talking catering. And not just any kind of catering. I found out about this series from Tammy’s blog. I… Continue reading Envy of Angels – Sin du Jour #1 A slow start to a really good series

Booktags · Fantasy · Scifi

5 books that I’m DYING to read But probably won't anytime soon

Hey all! This time I’m doing a non-review post, and it’s not because I’m short on books I’ve read or back-logged reviews (I wish), it’s actually because I’ve been thinking of these for a while now and I can’t get them out of my mind! So I’ve decided to share: Anyone else who wants to… Continue reading 5 books that I’m DYING to read But probably won't anytime soon

Book hauls

Book haul #2 and some reading stats What's new and interesting on my shelf in February

Hi everyone! A bit late maybe, but I’ve decided to do a book haul post this month after all. I didn’t get as many books in Feb as I did in Jan, so I wasn’t going to do one, but then I got inspired by Aoife’s lovely post about all the books she got from… Continue reading Book haul #2 and some reading stats What's new and interesting on my shelf in February

Fantasy · Urban fantasy

Foxglove summer – #RiversOfLondon urban fantasy series #5 Another epic tale from Ben Aaronovitch, but with a slightly weak ending

So, have you heard of the Rivers of London series? It’s actually called PC Grant or Peter Grant series, but since it started with Rivers of London, everyone just calls it that. It’s one of the best urban fantasy series ever! If you haven’t checked it out yet, please do. I will include the links… Continue reading Foxglove summer – #RiversOfLondon urban fantasy series #5 Another epic tale from Ben Aaronovitch, but with a slightly weak ending

fiction · NetGalley · Retellings

Miranda and Caliban by Jacqueline Carey A Retelling of Shakespeare's Tragic Tale

Today I’m reviewing Miranda and Caliban – a retelling of The Tempest by Shakespeare, which, I must admit, I have not read. That has had me worried about writing this review, but I guess it IS a retelling, so it’s okay if you read it as a standalone. I hate to say it, but as much as… Continue reading Miranda and Caliban by Jacqueline Carey A Retelling of Shakespeare's Tragic Tale

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The Impossible Fortress by Jason Rekulak Fun, nerdy, relatable and yet shocking - a tale of being a teen in the 80's

Back to the blog and so long to the unannounced, unplanned hiatus. Or rather, I hope so? Like some of you might have noticed, or at least my egoistic and attention craving little blogger-self hopes you have, I have been away from blogging for at least two weeks. A good, solid fortnight. And none the wiser, cause… Continue reading The Impossible Fortress by Jason Rekulak Fun, nerdy, relatable and yet shocking – a tale of being a teen in the 80's

fiction · Illness · NetGalley · Women's

Our Short History by Lauren Grodstein It's got it all - love and joy, sorrow and pain

This blog post has been eaten up by the evil server-killing monsters on the unfortunate day of Jan 24th, when my blog has been offline for *gasp!* around 24 hours for the first time. I am reconstructing it through my GR review (which is thankfully almost the same, cause it was that one time I decided… Continue reading Our Short History by Lauren Grodstein It's got it all – love and joy, sorrow and pain

Fantasy · NetGalley

The Bear And The Nightingale by Katherine Arden It's nothing like Deathless, but that's a good thing

So this is actually a book people have been waiting for me to review. And yet… I finished this more than a week ago, and I still feel like my review is nowhere near the way I want it to be. No pressure. So I’ll just have to publish the review the way it is, because… Continue reading The Bear And The Nightingale by Katherine Arden It's nothing like Deathless, but that's a good thing