Content warning: Discussions of attempted child molestation and stalking. I almost always feel guilty when I don’t finish a book… and I feel even more guilty when that book was a specific review request!
Have you ever heard the term “silkpunk”? I first heard it in reference to Ken Liu’s The Grace of Kings, a book that unfortunately didn’t work for me. It refers to a subgenre of science fiction and fantasy that imagines alternate histories and alternate worlds through the lens of Asian culture, religion, magic, and scientific advancements.
Do you remember that time I swore Netflix would not become my binge of choice between books? Yeah, me neither. Even the best of us fall into the Netflix trap and with the shows they’re cranking out these days, it’s harder to kick than a sugar fix. Trust me, I know. I’m a sugar addict.
I often find myself thinking that a book would be better if the main character was a woman. Even in books with a female narrator, I end up lamenting the fact that our heroine doesn’t seem to have any girlfriends. So yes, a retelling of The Picture of Dorian Gray focused around three women is exactly my cup of tea.
About the book: You don’t need to be a physics major or interested in science at all to appreciate Kelsey Oseid’s What We See In The Stars: An Illustrated Tour of the Night SkyAs an illustrated guide to the sky, Oseid’s book aims to connect our human pasts with the great beyond – and the result is STUNNING.
Dear Ravenous Readers, I am thrilled to announce the Winter Solstice 1k Giveaway is now OPEN. This month, I am thanking ALL OF YOU who have been a part of this amazing journey. Ravenous for Reads is another year old and it has grown so much. Thank you for being here ♥♥♥ via GIPHY Click the link above to enter the giveaway. This winter, two winners will be chosen and there are plenty of opportunities to raise your chances of winning. And once you are done, grab a warm cuppa cocoa and snuggle up with a book beside the fire. Always, Ari from […]
T. Kingfisher is a comfort read for me. Her stories are often retellings of fairy tales, or inspired by fairy tale tropes. Whereas in traditional tales we’re usually told that the hero or heroine is “good” and “kind-hearted” and that’s about the end of their characterization, Kingfisher has a real gift of creating these well-rounded variations on the archetypal characters, so that you genuinely care about them and want them to succeed. She creates characters who are good and kind-hearted, but they also have depth.