The Undertaking of Hart and Mercy by Megan Bannen

I went into this book with no expectations other than having enjoyed a book by this author years ago, and as I read “The Undertaking of Hart and Mercy” I was constantly surprised, not only by how different this book is from “The Bird and the Blade”. No, it was also because this book wasContinue reading “The Undertaking of Hart and Mercy by Megan Bannen”

One Thursday Afternoon by Barbara DiLorenzo

This book should not have to exist. But here is why you need to read it. Thank you to Netgalley for providing an early copy for review.Note: My full review is after the Short Review. Trigger warnings for those who decide to read the full review. Short Review: “One Thursday Afternoon” is a beautifully illustratedContinue reading “One Thursday Afternoon by Barbara DiLorenzo”

June 2020 Book Wrap Up!

Oy. June came, and it went, and it was… June. In the midst of everything else going on in the world, I sort of lost my reading momentum. It’s so hard to hide in a book when real life is too much. How ironic is that? Typically I do exactly that- hide in a bookContinue reading “June 2020 Book Wrap Up!”

Pet by Akwaeke Emezi

“Pet” came into my life via my best book buddy, who found it, loved it, and declared that I would love it too. And oh, she was right!  There are no monsters anymore, or so the children in the city of Lucille are taught. Jam and her best friend, Redemption, have grown up with thisContinue reading “Pet by Akwaeke Emezi”

The Guinevere Deception by Kiersten White

Owlcrate December Box. Theme: Tales of Trickery 3 Stars The Guinevere Deception was an intriguing retelling of Arthurian legend with our titular heroine at the center. Guinevere has been sent to protect Arthur from magical enemies, and in doing so must marry him to be able to keep him in close proximity using her ownContinue reading “The Guinevere Deception by Kiersten White”

January 2020 Book Wrap-Up!

Welcome to my January 2020 Book Wrap-Up! For this month, I managed to read 2 books, which is less than I would usually aim for, but they were both excellent, well-written stories that I loved spending the extra time being engrossed in. In fact, both authors have been on my TBR list for decades. Finally,Continue reading “January 2020 Book Wrap-Up!”

Wicked Saints by Emily A. Duncan

We’re all monsters, Nadya. Some of us just hide it better than others. Wicked Saints pg. 233 What a strange book. I find myself pondering it with more interest after having finished it than I held the entire duration of time I spent reading it, mostly because I still can’t quite pinpoint why it didn’tContinue reading “Wicked Saints by Emily A. Duncan”

2019 Goodreads Challenge – Winter

I set my Goodreads Reading Goal to 35 books in 2019 and for the first quarter of the year I have read… Eleven! I’ll be honest, I’m pretty pleased with that- that’s almost one book a week. Like most readers, I struggle with the endless battle of Finding More Time to Read and I’m soContinue reading “2019 Goodreads Challenge – Winter”