Book Review: Children of Blood and Bone

Overall Rating: 3.5/5Genre: YA FantasyPace: FastRead if you loved: The Gilded Ones by Namina Forna, A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas, Percy Jackson by Rick RiordanContent warnings: Torture, violence The first book in the Legacy of Orisha series, Children of Blood and Bone is a fast-paced adventure set in a segregatedContinue reading “Book Review: Children of Blood and Bone”

Book Review: The Girl with the Louding Voice

Overall Rating: 5/5Genre: Literary fiction, bildungsromanPace: MediumRead if you loved: Educated by Tara Westover, Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi, The Vanishing Half by Brit BennettContent warnings: R*pe, physical & emotional abuse This book left me speechless. After the death of her mother, 14-year old Adunni is sold into marriage to allow her father and brothers aContinue reading “Book Review: The Girl with the Louding Voice”

Book Review: The Gilded Ones

Overall Rating: 3.5/5 One of my reading goals for this year is to not only read more books by Black authors but to also expand on the types of books I read by them. I have primarily read narratives geared towards educating myself or stories rooted in the Black experience and while I absolutely intendContinue reading “Book Review: The Gilded Ones”

Book Review: The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue

Overall Rating: 4.5/5 Addie LaRue is expected to follow the same path taken by all other young girls in 1714: get married and have a family. Stifled by societal norms and desperate for her independence, she strikes a deal with the devil to live out her life answering to nobody but herself. But with everyContinue reading “Book Review: The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue”

Book Review: A Court of Silver Flames

Overall Rating: 4/5 Note: This review is spoiler-free It has now been two full days since ACOTAR fans were *finally* graced with A Court of Silver Flames and being the compulsive reader that I am, I abandoned all my school assignments to consume it on its day of release. I wanted to give it someContinue reading “Book Review: A Court of Silver Flames”

Book Review: A Touch of Death

Overall Rating: 3.5/5 Nate Anteros and Catherine Taenia could not be more different. While both hail from reputable families, one has lived his existence in rebellion while the other has thrived under the privilege and protection afforded to her by virtue of her lineage. One night and a mysterious infection later, the two find themselvesContinue reading “Book Review: A Touch of Death”

Book Review: We Were Liars

Overall Rating: 4/5 Cady Sinclair has always looked forward to her summers. Summer is when the wealthy Sinclairs gather on their private family island, providing each member with an escape from their troubles. But after a horrific accident one year, Cady finds herself being kept away from the island and from her best friends –Continue reading “Book Review: We Were Liars”

Book Review: The Last Debutantes

Overall Rating: 4/5 The year is 1939 and London’s society women are preparing for the glitz and glamor of the debutante season. Enter Valerie de Vere Cole, the Prime Minister’s niece. An insider by virtue of her lineage yet an outsider due to her dark upbringing, Valerie contends with her painful history while navigating theContinue reading “Book Review: The Last Debutantes”

Book Review: The Wife Upstairs

Overall Rating: 3/5 I knew I had to read The Wife Upstairs when I learned that it is a reimagined twist on Charlotte Bronte’s classic (and one of my favorite novels), Jane Eyre. Set in the modern world, the novel follows a young woman, Jane, whose ambition is limited by dismal circumstances and spirit isContinue reading “Book Review: The Wife Upstairs”

Book Review: Anxious People

Overall Rating: 5/5 A bank robber, multiple hostages, two police officers, a psychologist, and a whole lot of anxiety. At the core of Anxious People lies an intriguing mystery that arises when a bank robbery-turned-hostage situation is resolved, only for the perpetrator to have vanished into thin air. But beyond the question of who committedContinue reading “Book Review: Anxious People”