Review: Anatomy of a Scandal by Sarah Vaughan

TW: rape/sexual assault Anatomy of a Scandal follows several characters embroiled in a political scandal. Sophie's husband James works closely with the prime minister, but he's been accused of a crime. Kate, the lawyer assigned to prosecute him, is certain he is guilty. All of this also somehow links back to Holly, a young student … Continue reading Review: Anatomy of a Scandal by Sarah Vaughan

Review: The Passion of Cleopatra by Anne Rice & Christopher Rice

The Passion of Cleopatra is the sequel to Anne Rice's novel The Mummy, originally published in 1989. The sequel was just published in November, but I very much enjoyed it. In order to read it, I had to read the original novel, and I must say that, while both were enjoyable, I enjoyed the sequel far … Continue reading Review: The Passion of Cleopatra by Anne Rice & Christopher Rice

Review: Welcome Home edited by Eric Smith

Welcome Home is a YA anthology of short stories in which every story has something to do with family and adoption. The stories' genres are all over the map, from contemporary to fantasy and science fiction. There's also quite an intersectional range of authors and topics here. Some stories cover teenagers giving up their babies, … Continue reading Review: Welcome Home edited by Eric Smith

Review: These Violent Delights by Victoria Namkung

Trigger Warnings: descriptions of sexual assault by an authority figure, suicide, accusers' internal monologues, eating disorder, alcoholism, drug use, rape culture comments/victim blaming Synopsis:  At Windemere School for Girls, one of America’s elite private schools, Dr. Gregory Copeland is the beloved chair of the English Department. A married father with a penchant for romantic poetry—and impressionable … Continue reading Review: These Violent Delights by Victoria Namkung

Review: Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstance by Ruth Emmie Lang

Synopsis: Orphaned, raised by wolves, and the proud owner of a horned pig named Merlin, Weylyn Grey knew he wasn’t like other people. But when he single-handedly stopped that tornado on a stormy Christmas day in Oklahoma, he realized just how different he actually was. That tornado was the first of many strange events that … Continue reading Review: Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstance by Ruth Emmie Lang

Review: Wicked Wonders by Ellen Klages

Goodreads Synopsis:  The Scott O'Dell award-winning author of The Green Glass Sea returns with her second collection: a new decade of lyrical stories with vintage flair. Inside of these critically-acclaimed tales are memorable characters who are smart, subversive, and singular. A rebellious child identifies with wicked Maleficent instead of Sleeping Beauty. Best friends Anna and … Continue reading Review: Wicked Wonders by Ellen Klages

Review: The Ninth Circle: Book One: Fire by C. A. Harland

Goodreads Synopsis:  Tala Morgenstern lives for the hunt, embracing her heritage as a demon hunter. When her younger sister, Hartley, disappears while on the trail of her long-lost father, Tala must seek the help of her other sister Aiva, who has turned her back on the underworld of magic and hunting. Suspecting demonic involvement, Tala … Continue reading Review: The Ninth Circle: Book One: Fire by C. A. Harland