Fantasy · fiction · Loved-it · Steampunk · Women's

Rogue mages, steampunk spells and secrecy – Brother’s Ruin by Emma Newman What looks like a beginning to a truly captivating series

Check out on Goodreads Get at Book Depository ★★★★✬  4.5 stars This review has been due for a while, I’m sorry, Emma Newman! (haha…) But here we go. Brother’s Ruin was a book I’d been waiting to read like no tomorrow! I was sadly denied an advance copy, so I had to ultimately wait for the release… Continue reading Rogue mages, steampunk spells and secrecy – Brother’s Ruin by Emma Newman What looks like a beginning to a truly captivating series

Interviews · Loved-it · Non-fiction · Women's

The Radium Girls: Interview with Kate Moore

So we are finally here today with the long-awaited interview with Kate Moore, author of The Radium Girls. As Kate takes off on her tour of the US with her book (which I urge you not to miss), we will be reading about the whys and hows of this book coming to life. Are you excited??!… Continue reading The Radium Girls: Interview with Kate Moore

NetGalley · Weird · Women's

When sh… gets too literary for me, even if awards are involved The Kite Family by Hon Lai-chu

Check out on Goodreads Get at Book Depository ★★☆☆☆  2 stars Received ARC for review Man, do we have some deep literary shit here. Been reading this since September, and was it a tough cookie. Parts sparked my interest, and then… the stories would get so mixed up I wouldn’t know what to make of them.… Continue reading When sh… gets too literary for me, even if awards are involved The Kite Family by Hon Lai-chu

Illness · Loved-it · NetGalley · Non-fiction · Women's

Why were they called The Girls With Radioactive Bones? The Radium Girls, by Kate Moore

Check out on Goodreads Get at Book Depository ★★★★★  5 stars They were called The Girls With Radioactive Bones. There were newspaper headlines such as ‘Living Dead’ Win In Court’ about them. And all that – almost a hundred years ago. I’m going to tell you a very painful, sad, but strong story of fighting… Continue reading Why were they called The Girls With Radioactive Bones? The Radium Girls, by Kate Moore

fiction · Interviews · Women's

How to write a book about kicking rockstars out of your house, or… Interview with BJ Knapp, author of Beside The Music

So last week, in my review of Beside The Music, I promised you an interview with the author, BJ Knapp. Happy to say that I’ve got the interview questions right here and I’m going to share them with you in just a few seconds! But first of all, let’s meet our lovely interviewee. Although we already… Continue reading How to write a book about kicking rockstars out of your house, or… Interview with BJ Knapp, author of Beside The Music

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.

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

Indie · NetGalley · Women's

Mine by Katie Crawford A good study on love and loss, but...

Hello again, my lovely readers! I know I promised the review for The Bear And The Nightingale, but that’s still brewing, my lovelies. So sincerely sorry! I want to make it a good one… But in the meantime, I’ve knocked one more block off my huge ARC mountain from last year, so let’s talk about… Continue reading Mine by Katie Crawford A good study on love and loss, but…

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