Book Review: The Chosen and the Beautiful

Good morning and happy Monday, bibliophiles! I had a restful weekend filled with lots of reading, so my introverted heart is delighted. This review is fresh off the press since I just finished the book on Saturday. Evidently, I couldn’t wait to discuss. Goodreads synopsis: Immigrant. Socialite. Magician. Jordan Baker grows up in the mostContinue reading “Book Review: The Chosen and the Beautiful”

Mini Review: Cursebreakers Series

Hello everyone! I am two weeks into my internship and as a result, I am so behind on reviews (my drafts are staring at me as I write this). As a result, I’m trying to be a little more selective about which books I review and spend time on. While I plan on reviewing anyContinue reading “Mini Review: Cursebreakers Series”

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: 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: 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: 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”

Book Review: From Blood and Ash

Overall rating: 4/5Pages: 634Genre: Adult fantasy, romancePace: FastRead if you loved: A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas, The Gilded Ones by Namina Forna, Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi AdeyemiContent warnings: Predatory behavior, physical and psychological abuse, child loss Okay, I know I said I was taking a fantasy hiatusContinue reading “Book Review: From Blood and Ash”

Book Review: Rule of Wolves

Overall rating: 3/5Pages: 592Genre: Fantasy, young-adult, LGBTPace: FastRead if you loved: Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo, Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo, King of Scars by Leigh BardugoContent warnings: Violence It is currently 8pm PST as I draft this and I just finished Rule of Wolves. Typically, I take some time to really processContinue reading “Book Review: Rule of Wolves”

Book Review: King of Scars

Overall Rating: 3/5Pages: 527Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult, LGBTPace: Slow-mediumRead if you loved: Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo, Six of Crows by Leigh BardugoContent warnings: Predatory behavior (brief), child loss (brief), violence King of Scars is the first book in the latest Grishaverse duology and focuses predominantly on Nikolai, Zoya, and Nina’s journeys following theContinue reading “Book Review: King of Scars”

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”