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

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

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

fiction · Loved-it · Women's

Faithful by Alice Hoffman Or my magical read of New Year's Night

Hi everyone, today I’m finally going to review Faithful by Alice Hoffman. Originally, this was the first book I read this year. But I was having one of those “book too good to write review” things again. And now I’ve reviewed Throwing My Life Away, but still haven’t reviewed Faithful. Tut tut, Evelina. Actually, this… Continue reading Faithful by Alice Hoffman Or my magical read of New Year's Night

fiction · Loved-it

Throwing My Life Away by Liz Czukas Or how I found out #nostalgia is a thing and I'm a total #softie

So it’s time for me to own up to the fact that I like fun books. Girly books. Highschool nostalgia books. CHICK BOOKS. Cause I’ve been waaaaay too intellectual to read any fun stuff. It was all a no-no, cause I mean, you’ve got to read all the tough stuff so everyone knows you sleep… Continue reading Throwing My Life Away by Liz Czukas Or how I found out #nostalgia is a thing and I'm a total #softie

fiction · Indie · Loved-it

50 000 reasons to read Senlin Ascends by Josiah Bancroft ...I don't literally have 50 000, but that's the equivalent sum of their weight

So I’ve just finished this very awesome read that I am dying to put into a review. Like RIGHT NOW. NAO. I liked it so much I literally found the author’s website, clicked “email” and wrote a message basically along the lines of PLEASE KEEP WRITING FOR THE LOVE OF GOD DON’T STOP. You guys should… Continue reading 50 000 reasons to read Senlin Ascends by Josiah Bancroft …I don't literally have 50 000, but that's the equivalent sum of their weight

fiction · Loved-it · Marathons and tags

Lantern by Chess Desalls Or my first finished #BICOthon read

A stunning cover and the promise of a heart-warming story – who wouldn’t want to get their hands on this? That’s precisely how I’ve felt ever since I saw this book on NetGalley back in autumn. Unfortunately for me, the book was already archived when I found it – which meant I couldn’t request the… Continue reading Lantern by Chess Desalls Or my first finished #BICOthon read

fiction · Loved-it · NetGalley

The Comer Seekers by Helen Sedgwick A magical book for the winter season

In short: this is a wonderful book. I loved it. Main feel: layered, nostalgic, deep and emotional. Slow, will focus on feelings, coping with them, family events, and not action or developments, will also jump around timelines. However, very magical, very warm and personal. Star rating: ☆☆☆☆☆   I loved this book to bits. Considering I… Continue reading The Comer Seekers by Helen Sedgwick A magical book for the winter season