Book Review: Whereabouts

Overall rating: 4/5Pages: 176Genre: Contemporary fictionPace: SlowRead if you loved: Genuinely haven’t read anything similarContent warnings: None Guess who’s done with finals?! Phew, this semester felt waaaaay too long and I’m so tired from the mundane school cycle. I do have an internship starting in ~1 week which is very exciting, and I’m looking forwardContinue reading “Book Review: Whereabouts”

Book Review: These Violent Delights

Overall rating: 4/5Pages: 449Genre: Fantasy, historical fictionPace: MediumRead if you loved: Romeo and Juliet! Or anything with star-crossed lovers/enemies to loversContent warnings: Self-inflicted gore, gang violence, insects crawling/burrowing into bodies So, I need to address my bias before anything else. Growing up, I loved Romeo and Juliet. In fact, I had “These violent delights haveContinue reading “Book Review: These Violent Delights”

Book Review: Dial A for Aunties

Overall rating: 4/5Pages: 320Genre: Cozy mystery, humorous fiction, romancePace: FastRead if you loved: Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan with a hint of Anxious People by Fredrik BackmanContent warnings: Murder, tampering with a corpse Hello everyone! I hope you are all having a fantastic week. I’m currently sitting here writing this review as a wayContinue reading “Book Review: Dial A for Aunties”

Book Review: Transcendent Kingdom

Overall rating: 5/5Pages: 264Genre: FictionPace: Slow-mediumRead if you loved: The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett (yes, I’m aware I tie everything back to this masterpiece), The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy, Homegoing by Yaa GyasiContent warnings: Racism, addiction, loss of a family member, suicide Happy Thursday, everybody! I’m one week closer to finalsContinue reading “Book Review: Transcendent Kingdom”

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”