Book Review: Detransition, Baby

Overall rating: 4/5Pages: 337Genre: Fiction, LGBTQ+Pace: MediumRead if you loved: Never quite read anything like this, but The Mothers and The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett come to mind as books with comparable themesContent warnings: Miscarriage, abuse, fetishism, transphobia, abortion, HIV/AIDS phobia, suicide, animal cruelty (brief) Detransition, Baby follows the lives of three individuals –Continue reading “Book Review: Detransition, Baby”

Book Review: The Crown of Gilded Bones

Overall rating: 4/5Pages: 625Genre: High fantasy, romancePace: FastRead if you loved: From Blood and Ash by Jennifer L. Armentrout, A Kingdom of Flesh and Fire by Jennifer L. ArmentroutContent warnings: Violence Note: this review is spoiler freeĀ  I tried to savor The Crown of Gilded Bones and spectacularly failed. Wow. This delivered. If you readContinue reading “Book Review: The Crown of Gilded Bones”

Book Review: Lore

Overall rating: 4.5/5Pages: 480Genre: FantasyPace: FastRead if you loved: Percy Jackson by Rick Riordan, Circe by Madeline Miller, Throne of Glass by Sarah J MaasContent warnings: Violence, sexual assault (brief) Calling all Greek mythology lovers! Go read Lore. No, seriously, it’s wonderful. Tired of the Gods’ unquenchable thirst for power, Zeus instituted the Agon, aContinue reading “Book Review: Lore”

Book Review: The Mothers

Overall rating: 5/5Pages: 288Genre: Bildungsroman, literary fictionPace: SlowRead if you loved: The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett, Conjure Women by Afia Atakora, Homegoing by Yaa GyasiContent warnings: Abortion, infertility, domestic abuse, r*pe (brief), suicide (brief), islamophobia (brief) 17-year old Nadia Turner is reeling from the unexpected loss of her mother. Eager to dim the pain,Continue reading “Book Review: The Mothers”

Book Review: A Kingdom of Flesh and Fire

Overall rating: 3/5Pages: 637Genre: High fantasy, romancePace: MediumRead if you loved: From Blood and Ash by Jennifer L. ArmentroutContent warnings: Violence Ugh I’m really out here with the least popular of opinions. I promise I’m still very excited for The Crown of Gilded Bones but its predecessor just did not do it for me. MaybeContinue reading “Book Review: A Kingdom of Flesh and Fire”

ARC: The Forest of Vanishing Stars

Overall rating: 4/5Pages: 384Genre: World War 2 FictionPace: MediumRead if you loved: Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens, The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah, All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr, The Giver of Stars by Jojo MoyesContent warnings: Antisemitism, Holocaust I have been intrigued by the premise of this book yetContinue reading “ARC: The Forest of Vanishing Stars”

Book Review: From Blood and Ash

Overall rating: 4/5Pages: 634Genre: Adult fantasy, romancePace: FastRead if you loved: A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas, The Gilded Ones by Namina Forna, Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi AdeyemiContent warnings: Predatory behavior, physical and psychological abuse, child loss Okay, I know I said I was taking a fantasy hiatusContinue reading “Book Review: From Blood and Ash”

Book Review: Later

Overall rating: 4/5Pages: 248Genre: Horror, thriller, noir fictionPace: Medium-fastRead if you loved: It by Stephen King, The Shining by Stephen King, Long Bright River by Liz MooreContent warnings: Gore, substance abuse, incest (brief) Jamie Conklin has always been different. He can see the dead. While his mother urges him to keep his gift hidden, unexpectedContinue reading “Book Review: Later”

Book Review: The Four Winds

Overall rating: 5/5Pages: 464Genre: Historical fictionPace: MediumRead if you loved: The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes, The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett, The Girl with the Louding Voice by Abi DareContent warnings: Human and animal suffering, child loss I’m embarrassed to admit that this was my first Kristin Hannah novel but I can guaranteeContinue reading “Book Review: The Four Winds”

Book Review: Rule of Wolves

Overall rating: 3/5Pages: 592Genre: Fantasy, young-adult, LGBTPace: FastRead if you loved: Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo, Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo, King of Scars by Leigh BardugoContent warnings: Violence It is currently 8pm PST as I draft this and I just finished Rule of Wolves. Typically, I take some time to really processContinue reading “Book Review: Rule of Wolves”