Edelweiss, Fiction, Loved-it, Women's

Sibling Rivalry And Family Reconciliation – And Lots Of Food! The Chicken Sisters by K.J. Dell'Antonia, ★★★★✬ 4.5 stars

The Chicken Sisters had such an interesting premise that I couldn’t resist it. Two competing restaurants – two sisters in management, the restaurants themselves also founded by two sisters, over 100 years ago. And a reality show in which they battle it out. Was this going to be a story of rivalry? Or a story of reconciliation? Was it going…

Continue Reading
room full of night
Dark, Edelweiss, Fast-paced, Fiction, Historical, Thiller / Mystery

A Dark Semi-Slow-Burn Thriller About Some Forgotten WWII Nightmares A Room Full of Night by T.R. Kenneth

When I got this book off Edelweiss as a free download, I didn’t know if I’d like it. I don’t read a lot of thrillers either, but something in the blurb just hooked me. And it made for some good reading! For lovers of thrillers and conspiracy theories, it’s definitely worth a go. Check out on Goodreads ★★★✬☆ 3.5 stars…

Continue Reading
moon mission
Edelweiss, Kidlit, Loved-it, Non-fiction, space

The Best Moon Mission Book I’ve Ever Read, Without Doubt Moon Mission: The Epic 400-Year Journey to Apollo 11 by Sigmund Brouwer

This book was awesome! So awesome, in fact, it was like a breath of fresh air in my several-months-long reading and blogging slump. It’s Moon Mission that got me out of my hiatus, because I was actually so excited to write the review! Let me start with the fact that while it may be written with teens in mind, its…

Continue Reading
spaceship next door
Edelweiss, Genre-bender, Loved-it, Scifi

[Scifi] A Sleepy Town With A Big Mystery… And A Spaceship The Spaceship Next Door by Gene Doucette

I gobbled The Spaceship Next Door up. I just inhaled it! It plain seeped through my fingers, it was so good! And THEN I learned that it was independently published in 2015, and then picked up by John Joseph Adams/Mariner! Why? Because it’s just so good. And now? I am tempted to not wait till they release the sequel and just get the self-pubbed…

Continue Reading
freeze frame revolution
Edelweiss, Loved-it, Rising star, Scifi

[Scifi] A Really Smart And Fresh Scifi About Artificial Intelligence The Freeze-Frame Revolution by Peter Watts

I was incredibly excited when I was approved for a review copy of The Freeze-Frame Revolution – and rightly so! It turned out to be a remarkably refreshing scifi that is both new, yet retains the best parts of hard classical scifi. I absolutely loved it and now can’t wait to read more by Peter Watts! Check out on Goodreads Get…

Continue Reading
feathered serpent dark heart of sky
Diversity, Edelweiss, Historical, Loved-it, Myths, Non-fiction, Other-cultures

[Myths] Mesoamerican Mythology Is Mighty Cool!! + 3 Reasons To Read It Feathered Serpent, Dark Heart of Sky: Myths of Mexico by David Bowles

I’ve always been incredibly interested in the rarer myths – so you’re probably not surprised that I’m reviewing the lost myths of South America here. The truth is, because of historical bias, the media and many more factors (and the simple fact that not much actually remains of these cultures), we imagine them to have been ruthless, mysterious… unknowable. When…

Continue Reading
the feed
Dystopian, Edelweiss, Fiction, Scifi, Society

[Dystopia Review] Being Plugged In VS Back To Basic Society The Feed by Nick Clark Windo

The Feed is a solid, well-written, but pretty traditional dystopian novel. Definitely recommended for dystopia fans! I expected something more ground-breaking from it, and maybe more powerful or adventure driven, but it’s more of a slice-of-life. However, I enjoyed this book, and I’ll try to give you my reasons why. Check out on Goodreads Get at Book Depository ★★★☆☆ 3 stars…

Continue Reading
freshwater
Dark, Diversity, Edelweiss, Fiction, Illness, Loved-it, Magical realism, Other-cultures, Rising star, Women's

Mythological + #OwnVoices + Mental Health = Fascinating Novel!! Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi

I cannot believe Freshwater is a debut novel. Akwaeke Emezi is a rising star, an incredible writer, and I hope to see many more masterpieces by her. Will I be re-reading this one? Oh, yeah – definitely. And you know what it means when I say I would reread a book. Check out on Goodreads Get at Book Depository ★★★★★ 5 stars…

Continue Reading
heart berries
Diversity, Edelweiss, Essays, Memoirs, Non-fiction, Other-cultures, Rising star, Women's

One Of The Most Anticipated #OwnVoices Nonfiction Books Of 2018 Heart Berries by Terese Marie Mailhot

It is a truly interesting experience, starting a book obliviously and only then realizing that the entirety of the publishing world is holding their breaths over its release. I requested Heart Berries ages ago, back when ARCs just surfaced, and tuned out of the circuits – only to remember it days before its publication date, and suddenly notice it everywhere. Which is great…

Continue Reading
a good edelweiss or netgalley profile
#NewBloggers 101, Book blogging, Discussion, Edelweiss, NetGalley

How Do I Make A Good Edelweiss Or NetGalley Profile? Part 2 of #NewBloggers 101 post series

Welcome to part 2 of the #NewBloggers 101 post series! Last time, we talked about when you should start requesting ARCs (advance reader copies) at all, and today? We’re going to talk about how to start doing it. So how do you make a good Edelweiss or NetGalley profile? Let’s start at the bottom and make it fun! Short quiz about…

Continue Reading
an unkindness of ghosts rivers solomon
Dark, Diversity, Edelweiss, Fiction, Illness, Loved-it, Other-cultures, Rising star, Scifi, Scifi month, Society, Women's

Genuine, Unapologetically Diverse And Absolutely Brilliant An Unkindness of Ghosts by Rivers Solomon

Shiver shiver, tremble tremble. I am not nervous about writing this review at all. I do not have any of my typical book was too good to write a review for it jumbles. Nope. Feeling at my most confident here. *escapes* Check out on Goodreads Get at Book Depository ★★★★★  5+++ stars Can we just agree to make this book as…

Continue Reading
Diversity, Edelweiss, Fiction, Illness, Other-cultures, Society

An Endearing Story About Loneliness, Illness And… Cake Sweet Bean Paste by Durian Sukegawa

If you’re looking for a book to warm up your heart on a cold winter evening, Sweet Bean Paste is the book for you. While being endearing and light, it also tackles important subjects of lifelong illness, alienation, loneliness and learning to accept your life. Without further ado, I give you my reasons to read Sweet Bean Paste. Check out on Goodreads…

Continue Reading
Central Station by Lavie Tidhar
Diversity, Edelweiss, Fiction, Other-cultures, Scifi, Scifi month

A Slice Of Life In Israeli Space City Filled With Robotniks Central Station by Lavie Tidhar

What is this? Evelina is giving you another 5 reasons to read something space related? What are all these reasons all about lately?? (*faints*) This time I’m going to talk about yet another non-American sci-fi. Enjoy! Check out on Goodreads Get at Book Depository ★★★✬☆  3.5 stars IT’S A SLICE OF LIFE, BUT THAT LIFE IS SEVERAL HUNDRED YEARS LATER AND…

Continue Reading