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: Malibu Rising

Happy Tuesday, everyone! I have been sooooo excited to write this review because it was one of my most anticipated reads and it lived up to the expectations. Name a better feeling than this one because I cannot. With that said, let’s jump right into it. Goodreads synopsis: Malibu: August 1983. It’s the day ofContinue reading “Book Review: Malibu Rising”

Book Review: How the One-Armed Sister Sweeps Her House | Women’s Prize for Fiction Shortlist

Hello bibliophiles! Today I am back with a weeks-old review on a book that sent me into a very sad spiral for a while. I drafted this review way back then but held off on posting because I wanted to ruminate over it a little longer. It’s now time, so let’s get into the second-lastContinue reading “Book Review: How the One-Armed Sister Sweeps Her House | Women’s Prize for Fiction Shortlist”

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”

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: Last Night at the Telegraph Club

Overall rating: 4.5/5Pages: 416Genre: Historical fiction, romance, LGBTQ+Pace: MediumRead if you loved: How Much of These Hills is Gold by C Pam ZhangContent warnings: Racism, homophobia, miscarriage (short description) Happy Sunday, everyone! By the time I post this, I will be done with 1 week of finals and 2/4 classes for this semester and IContinue reading “Book Review: Last Night at the Telegraph Club”

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”

Book Review: The Four Winds

Overall rating: 5/5Pages: 464Genre: Historical fictionPace: MediumRead if you loved: The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes, The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett, The Girl with the Louding Voice by Abi DareContent warnings: Human and animal suffering, child loss I’m embarrassed to admit that this was my first Kristin Hannah novel but I can guaranteeContinue reading “Book Review: The Four Winds”

Book Review: The Lost Apothecary

Overall Rating: 3/5Pages: 320Genre: Historical fiction, mysteryPace: MediumRead if you loved: The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes, Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia OwensContent warnings: Miscarriage, murder, infidelity, suicide ideation, predatory behavior To many women in 1791 London, Nella offers what the time’s society never could: revenge on the men who have wronged them.Continue reading “Book Review: The Lost Apothecary”