Review: Tess of the Road by Rachel Hartman

Tess of the Road was a decent expansion of the world Rachel Hartman first showed us in her Seraphina duology. In Seraphina and Shadow Scale, we were given a world of mathematical dragons and the humans who were prejudiced against them, though both societies were held together with a peace treaty. Eventually, war began amongst them again and our … Continue reading Review: Tess of the Road by Rachel Hartman

Romance Review: An Extraordinary Union by Alyssa Cole

Recently, as in December 2017, I started picking up romance books again. I wanted something fun and light and I just adore the way romance novels make me feel all gooey and warm inside. For the month of February, I'm also trying to read more black authors (if not all black authors) for the February … Continue reading Romance Review: An Extraordinary Union by Alyssa Cole

Release Day Review: This Is Not a Love Letter by Kim Purcell

This Is Not a Love Letter is an interesting YA novel. It follows Jessie, a girl about to graduate high school whose boyfriend just went missing. When Chris went missing, he and Jessie were on a break, a week-long break she requested to get some perspective about their futures. Chris went missing while he was … Continue reading Release Day Review: This Is Not a Love Letter by Kim Purcell

Review: Watch Me by Jody Gehrman

Watch Me is a really intense thriller following a college professor, Kate, and her student, Sam. Kate is recently divorced. Her first book was a mega bestseller but she's had trouble with commercial success since. Essentially, her life is kind of falling apart. Enter Sam, a student from her creative writing seminar. He is attractive … Continue reading Review: Watch Me by Jody Gehrman

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