I’m a sucker for unique expressions of magic in fantasy novels. When I found out that Rowenna Miller’s novel Torn was the story of seamstress who sews enchantments into her bespoke garments, I knew I had to read it… especially when I saw the gorgeous cover design.
Category: Bookishly Reviewed
Let me level with you — I don’t really like the ocean. I’m a poor swimmer, and I don’t like to be in water where I can’t stand with my feet on the floor and my head above the water. And the ocean has a ridiculous amount of creepy looking creatures in it. Other people may be entranced by coral reefs and playful dolphins, and I’m thinking about those sea stars with the really long arms, and goblin sharks.
Author: Holly Black Genre: YA Fantasy Publisher: Little, Brown Books Pages: 384 pages Release Date: January 2, 2018 My Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ Overview: At the ripe age of seven, Jude and her two sisters were stolen away to Faerie after their parents are brutally murdered. Flash forward ten years, when Jude tries desperately to belong there, despite the fact that she will never live forever as the Faerie Folk do. Many of the Fey harbor pure hatred of humans, but none loathe them more than Prince Cardan, the wickedest son of the High Court King. And it’s him she must defy to win her place at court, […]
Those of us who read fiction set in either a historic period or a fantasy world inspired by history know that we’re getting a sanitized version of reality. For the most part, we don’t actually want to think about the reality of life before our currently level of food safety, medical science, and sanitation.
As we enter new relationships, we go in blind. For the most part, we trust until we are given reasons not to. ~ Kelly Smith, Signs In The Rearview Mirror Author: Kelly Smith Publisher: Sunny Day Publishing LCC My rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ Signs In The Rearview Mirror: Leaving Toxic Relationships Behind is a first hand account of how easily we can slip into the worst situations with the best intentions. In her novel, Smith reveals how the tiniest of choices – the ones we scarcely think about – play a large role in where we end up in life, but she shows, through […]
One reason why I was excited to start writing for this blog was that I saw tea reviews alongside the book reviews. I love tea and books about equally (and they go so well together), so I knew this was the place for me. I also knew that it was the place to review Darjeeling, which had been on my TBR list for a while.
Let’s take a step back for a second and get real: I lack some serious diversity in my tbr pile. Most of the authors I read are women, Southeast Asian, or white men. Only one of the authors I have on my tbr shelf is anAfrican-American: Octavia Butler. THIS IS NOT OKAY. IT’S A WHOLE NEW LEVEL OF UNACCEPTABLE. With February being Black History Month, I decided to ask librarians for diverse book recommendations. They hooked me up with some awesome books that celebrate African-American writers. So, let’s talk about the books I’m reading for Black History Month: