Edelweiss, Fantasy, Fiction, Kidlit, Loved-it

A Fairytale-like Middle Grade Fantasy Set In Ancient China The Dreamweavers by G.Z. Schmidt

I absolutely loved The Dreamweavers. A quick and satisfying middle-grade fantasy read that is based on Chinese folk tales, great for the child and adult alike. What I particularly enjoyed was that the author entwined her own fantasy with tales told her by her grandparents, as the author was born in China herself. Any fantasy tale that’s steeped in the author’s…

Continue Reading
giving the devil his due post cover
Dark, Fiction, Indie, Loved-it, Society, Women's

A Book About Giving Abused Women Power That You Will Never Forget Giving the Devil His Due (Charity Anthology) by The Pixel Project

Wow… What a book. Giving the Devil His Due is haunting, morbidly interesting, graphic, important, fascinating. It hooks you like a disaster you can’t look away from – it’s scary, but also you just kind of need to know. I can’t quite describe it, but it’s just my lack of words. Because it left me speechless – and I mean…

Continue Reading
Diversity, Fantasy, Fiction, Graphic / comic, Kidlit, Loved-it, Magic

Amazing, Diverse and Gorgeous MG Graphic Novel About A Paranormal Town ParaNorthern: And the Chaos Bunny A-hop-calypse by Stephanie Cooke, Mari Costa

ParaNorthern was a treat from the very first pages. The colors! The style! The apocalyptic bunnies!!! Every page I turned made me go OHMYGOSH ITISSOCUUUUUUTE!!! What a delight. Check out on Goodreads ★★★★★ 5 stars How I read this: free ebook copy from publicist I loved how diverse this book was. It starts you off straight away with the main…

Continue Reading
malibu rising taylor jenkins reid
Fiction, Literary, Loved-it, Well known books, Women's

The Hype Does Not Disappoint – Malibu Rising Is Definitely Worth It! Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid

And, Taylor Jenkins Reid does it again – Malibu Rising is an unbelievable, steady burn novel that doesn’t let you down a for a single moment. Strong characters, unique destinies and a sufficiently tangled, yet chill plot that will leave you hoping she’ll produce one more of these gems sometime soon. Check out on Goodreads ★★★★★ 5 stars How I…

Continue Reading
instructions for dancing nicola yoon
Book tours, Fiction, NetGalley, Romance, Well known books, YA

A Sweet Love Story YA That May Or May Not Break Your Heart Instructions for Dancing by Nicola Yoon

Today’s my stop for the blog tour of Instructions for Dancing by Nicola Yoon with The Write Reads blog tours, and what a story it was! It’s got everything – a sweet love story, grief and betrayal, yet healing as well. It’s a story about how life can’t really ever be a fairytale, but it’s what we experience along the…

Continue Reading
shards of earth cover
Book tours, Dark, Fast-paced, Fiction, Loved-it, Scifi, Well known books

You MUST Read This Scifi RIGHT NOW, It’s Just That Good Shards of Earth (The Final Architects Trilogy #1) by Adrian Tchaikovsky, ★★★★★ 5 stars

I’m still reeling after finishing Shards of Earth – what a story… For those who have experienced Mass Effect (re-released this week, by the way! My husband is playing it as I’m writing this post), I can only say that it’s a very similar story, both in terms of how grand, amazingly written and dark it is. If you’re a…

Continue Reading
Lights Out in Lincolnwood by Geoff Rodkey 5 stars
Dystopian, Fiction, Loved-it, NetGalley, Society

What If The Lights Went Out? And With Them, All Your Work, Status And Future Went Too? Lights Out in Lincolnwood by Geoff Rodkey

Lights Out in Lincolnwood was one of the more original stories I read this year, and maybe not even just this year. I’m not quite sure I’ve read anything like it before! And I’m very glad I chanced upon this book, because not only was it snarky and kind of funny, but it was also serious in the way of,…

Continue Reading
the startup wife by tahmima anam
Diversity, Edelweiss, Fiction, Loved-it, Society, Women's

Books Like The Startup Wife Are Why I Read, And Here’s Why You Should Pick It Up Too The Startup Wife by Tahmima Anam, ★★★★★ 5 stars

The Startup Wife was an amazing book, and I find myself still thinking about it long after I’ve finished it. It was just one of those books where you start reading it, and you know it’s going to be an instant hit with you. I can only compare The Startup Wife with books like Daisy Jones and The Six, Oona Out…

Continue Reading
the mostly invisible boy
Fantasy, Fiction, Kidlit, Loved-it, Magic

A Middle Grade Fantasy About Magical Forest Adventures The Mostly Invisible Boy (Casey Grimes #1) by A.J. Vanderhorst

I really had fun with the Mostly Invisible Boy by A.J. Vanderhorst! The best thing about this book is that it’s going to be a series, so I won’t have to part with the characters. I’m definitely looking forward to more adventures to be had with Casey and Gloria, the brother and sister who find a whole world out there,…

Continue Reading
what beauty there is by cory anderson
Book tours, Dark, Fiction, Thiller / Mystery, YA

Tense Story Of Teens Who Grow Up As Hostages Of Their Family Histories What Beauty There Is by Cory Anderson - Blog Tour

Today I’m participating in a blog tour for What Beauty There Is by Cory Anderson (thank you for the review copy, TheWriteReads Tours!) This was a tense read! What Beauty There Is gave me the vibes from The Boy Who Steals Houses, only it was darker – so much darker. Actually, I didn’t expect this book to be so dark…

Continue Reading
ghostlove by dennis mahoney
Edelweiss, Fiction, Literary, Loved-it

A Magical Story Of Love And Letting Go That I Gobbled Up In One Sitting Ghostlove by Dennis Mahoney, ★★★★★ 5 stars

Last night I read a truly unforgettable book. It’s one of those books I’m sure I’ll remember forever, and it’s one of those that feel like they were secretly written for you. The experience was just uncanny, and it left me with so many thoughts and feelings, and now I’m struggling to put them in words. Ghostlove by Dennis Mahoney…

Continue Reading
maud addie
Edelweiss, Fiction, Kidlit, Loved-it

Mini-review for Maud & Addie by Maureen Buchanan Jones One of my recent 5-star slump beaters - definitely worth a read!

Last weekend, I mentioned that I recently read two books that got me out of the massive reading slump I’ve had for weeks.. Maybe months? Well, Maud & Addie was one of these books, and it’s unforgettable. It’s just one of those stories that when you delve into it, you’re quite likely to just spend the whole night reading, nevermind…

Continue Reading