Book Review: Piranesi | Women’s Prize For Fiction Shortlist

Happy Tuesday! It is officially the time of the month when I divert from my TBR. I’ve been mood-reading and picked up a couple fantasy and dystopian books just to fulfill my need for escapism – and then I remembered that I wanted to finish reading all the books shortlisted for the Women’s Prize forContinue reading “Book Review: Piranesi | Women’s Prize For Fiction Shortlist”

Book Review: Yolk

Overall rating: 5/5Pages: 400Genre: Young adult contemporary fictionPace: MediumRead if you loved: Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid, Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman, Normal People by Sally RooneyContent warnings: Bulemia, cancer treatment, infertility, anxiety, depression, racism I don’t really know how to start this, so I apologize if things seem aContinue reading “Book Review: Yolk”

Book Review: Shadow and Bone

Overall Rating: 4/5Genre: Fantasy, YAPace: FastRead if you loved: Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J Maas, Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi, Divergent by Veronica RothContent warnings: None I have been having a real craving for a tv/movie adaptation of a good book. I know, IContinue reading “Book Review: Shadow and Bone”

Book Review: Knight in Paper Armor

Overall rating: 3/5Genre: Science-fiction, DystopianPace: FastRead if you loved: American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins, When No One is Watching by Alyssa Cole, Stranger ThingsContent warnings: Antisemitism, racism, torture Billy Jakobek has lived his life as an experiment. Born with abilities to absorb the emotions and memories of everyone around him, he is keenly acquainted withContinue reading “Book Review: Knight in Paper Armor”

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: 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”

Book Review: The Devil and the Dark Water

Overall Rating: 4/5 The Devil and the Dark Water has it all – a good old fashioned murder mystery, a foreboding merchant ship, and a divided microcosm of 1634 society that embarks upon an exceptionally dangerous voyage, setting up a thrilling adventure on the high seas that is sure to transport you outside of yourContinue reading “Book Review: The Devil and the Dark Water”