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”

Book Review: The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue

Overall Rating: 4.5/5 Addie LaRue is expected to follow the same path taken by all other young girls in 1714: get married and have a family. Stifled by societal norms and desperate for her independence, she strikes a deal with the devil to live out her life answering to nobody but herself. But with everyContinue reading “Book Review: The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue”

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 Devil and the Dark Water

Overall Rating: 4/5 The Devil and the Dark Water has it all – a good old fashioned murder mystery, a foreboding merchant ship, and a divided microcosm of 1634 society that embarks upon an exceptionally dangerous voyage, setting up a thrilling adventure on the high seas that is sure to transport you outside of yourContinue reading “Book Review: The Devil and the Dark Water”

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: How Much of These Hills is Gold

Overall Rating: 4.5/5 How Much of These Hills is Gold tells the story of two newly orphaned siblings growing up in Northern California during the gold rush as they strive to find their place as first-generation immigrants. As someone who has never quite been able to call a country home, the thematic substance of thisContinue reading “Book Review: How Much of These Hills is Gold”

Book Review: Conjure Women

Overall Rating: 5/5 If you have seen Conjure Women before, you perhaps imagined that this is a book about magic. Its beautiful cover art – filled with colorful flowers, mysterious figures, and complementary tones – is enough to entice one to concoct an entire fantasy before the first page is even opened… or at leastContinue reading “Book Review: Conjure Women”