Book Review: Klara and the Sun

Overall Rating: 3.5/5Genre: Science-fiction, literary fiction, dystopianPace: SlowRead if you loved: Westworld (I haven’t read anything similar yet!)Content warnings: None Ahhh I was so excited for this book but sadly, I think I’ve got an unpopular opinion here. Klara is an Artificial Friend whose only wish is to be taken home by a loving family.Continue reading “Book Review: Klara and the Sun”

Book Review: Ruin and Rising

Overall Rating: 3.5/5Genre: Fantasy, YA AdventurePace: 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 As promised, the review for Ruin and Rising is here and wow do I have a lotContinue reading “Book Review: Ruin and Rising”

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: 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: Homegoing

Overall rating: 4.5/5 Homegoing was recommended to me by a friend when I shared with her my love for Min Jin Lee’s Pachinko, one of my favorite books from earlier this year. It has remained on my TBR list for months, but the critical acclaim that follows Yaa Gyasi’s stellar debut novel made me worryContinue reading “Book Review: Homegoing”

Book Review: The House in the Cerulean Sea

Overall rating: 4.5/5 It has been a long time since I have indulged in fantasy, and this book was the perfect novel to return to the genre. After all, Christmas is approaching, and what better way to embrace the festivity of the holiday season than with a book that is just as magical in spirit?Continue reading “Book Review: The House in the Cerulean Sea”

Book Review: The Searcher

Overall Rating: 4/5 Like so many others, I have spent the last few months dreaming about the day that I can travel again. I crave the bustle of an airport, the quietude of disconnecting during a long flight, and the excitement of exploring a place unknown…or really just any place that bears no resemblance toContinue reading “Book Review: The Searcher”

Book Review: The Last Anniversary

Overall Rating: 3/5 Every once in a while, I will come across a book that does not necessarily rank as highly in terms of “literary quality” but is still so enjoyable. The Last Anniversary centers around an unusual family business started by two sisters who raise a baby after her parents mysteriously disappear. Set onContinue reading “Book Review: The Last Anniversary”

Book Review: The Shining

Overall Rating: 4.5/5 I knew I wanted to read at least one horror book during spooky season and what better choice to fit the cause than Stephen King’s classic? Of course I had heard of The Shining growing up, but I didn’t actually know anything about the plot. Yes, I’ve seen images of those creepyContinue reading “Book Review: The Shining”