Book Review: The Everlasting Rose

The Details: The MUCH anticipated sequel to The Belles is on its way in 2019– and it is worth waiting for! If you’re unfamiliar with The Belles, it may be helpful to check out my review of Dhonielle Clayton’s first book in this YA Fantasy series lush with commentary on societal beauty expectations and power. Basically, the BellesContinue reading “Book Review: The Everlasting Rose”

October Wrap-Up

Reading Life: Total Books Read This Month: 6 Best Books Read This Month: Less was incredible, and just finished and enjoyed The Gilded Wolves (due to be released next year) Creepiest Book This Month: Affinity by Sarah Waters creeped me out, and then just like a typical Waters, flipped a switch in the last act. I had sippedContinue reading “October Wrap-Up”

Book Review: The Gilded Wolves

The Review I have to admit, it took me a few chapters to catch the tone and premise of The Gilded Wolves, but once it hit its stride, I was hooked. NY Times Bestselling author Roshani Chokshi’s newest fantasy novel follows a group of down-and-out teens– smart, wily outcasts, artists, and academics on the run. ThickContinue reading “Book Review: The Gilded Wolves”

August Wrap-Up

Reading Wrap-Up Total Books Read this month: 11 Most swoony book of the month: The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory Books that kept me up at night: Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie Dao and Give Me Your Hand by Megan Abbott Best audiobook of the month: Circe by Madeline Miller Best print book: There There by Tommy Orange Books so farContinue reading “August Wrap-Up”

July Wrap-Up

Reading Life Total books read this month: 9 Books so far this year: 65 Mysteries read: 4 (including progress on working my way through the entire works of Sherlock Holmes) YA Read: Finished Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass by Meg Medina and Dread Nation by Justina Ireland (who I interviewed on here about 2 years ago). Loved them both,Continue reading “July Wrap-Up”

June Wrap-Up

Reading Wrap Total number of books read this month: 10 ARCs: 2. Illegal and Kill the Farm Boy.  I recommend both! Illegal is a graphic novel about immigrant siblings from Ghana. Kill the Farm Boy  is a zany adult fantasy which upends practically every fantasy trope in the book. Very enjoyable! Number of people I purchased The Belles for this month: 2.Continue reading “June Wrap-Up”

Audio-Crushes

I’ve been averaging 4-5 hours of broken sleep a night for the past two weeks. I don’t know if the baby is going through a growth spurt or if I can just diagnose it as “baby wierdness” (a real and all-too-prevalent condition). No matter the reason, I have to be up with him when he’sContinue reading “Audio-Crushes”

Book Review: Illegal

The Review: Illegal is a graphic novel by Eoin Colfer and Andrew Donkin, with a primary audience of children (probably ages ten and up), and this is the kind of book that every child should have access to. Colfer and Donkin trace the fictional path of Ebo, a young Ghanian boy, as he makes his wayContinue reading “Book Review: Illegal”

May Wrap-Up

  Reading Wrap-Up Percentage jealous of everyone at Book Expo right now: 1000% Books finished this month: 8 ARCs finished: 2, and one in progress. Mysteries read: 4! The ARCs were both recommended mysteries. First, Hollywood Homicide by Kellye Garrett, which was a fun second-in-the-series to the has-been actress turned amateur PI theme Garrett has going. Very voicey,Continue reading “May Wrap-Up”