ARC Review: Under the Whispering Door

Happy Tuesday, everyone! I’m back with a review of one of my most anticipated reads of the year. I *squealed* when I was approved for this ARC and it’s safe to say that I devoured it. Just like The House in the Cerulean Sea, T.J. Klune’s newest book came just when I needed it most.Continue reading “ARC Review: Under the Whispering Door”

ARC Review: Cloud Cuckoo Land

Happy Sunday, everyone! I know I’ve been gone a while, so I wanted to start with a little life update. I’m in my last semester of grad school now and in the depths of job hunting – since I’m not American, not finding a job basically equates to having to leave the country, which isContinue reading “ARC Review: Cloud Cuckoo Land”

Release Day + ARC Review: The Ophelia Girls

Hi friends! I hope you’re all soaking in the rest of this wonderful summer (unless you’re in the Southern hemisphere) as it sneakily slips through our fingers. Not that I’m complaining – I’m 100% a fall stan and I’m already getting into spooky mode, but seriously how are we 8 months into 2021? Anyways, todayContinue reading “Release Day + ARC Review: The Ophelia Girls”

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”