Book Review: Roberto to the Dark Tower Came

Roberto to the Dark Tower Came by Tom Epperson My rating: 4 of 5 stars Roberto to the Dark Tower Came needs ALL the trigger warnings: Gore, death, torture, sexual assault, rape, cruelty to animals, death of animals, language, whatever you can think of. If that is enough for you to not read it, thenContinue reading “Book Review: Roberto to the Dark Tower Came”

Book Review: Mask of Shadows

Mask of Shadows by Linsey Miller My rating: 4 of 5 stars Mask of Shadows has been on my TBR list for a while, but it took being on a vacation in a cabin with no internet and inconsistent, minimal phone service for me to finally pick it up and dig in. Why did IContinue reading “Book Review: Mask of Shadows”

Book Review: Ardulum Third Don

Ardulum: Third Don by J.S. Fields My rating: 5 of 5 stars Review coming soon4.5 Stars Ardulum Third Don was the perfect ending to the trilogy. I can’t comment too much on why without spoiling it, so I’ll just that it came full circle and took Neek aka Atalant in a direction she never expectedContinue reading “Book Review: Ardulum Third Don”

Review Lost Boy: The True Story of Captain Hook by Christina Henry

Lost Boy: The True Story of Captain Hook by Christina Henry My rating: 5 of 5 stars I read this book in a day — a few hours in the morning and a few in the afternoon. It was an escape from the stress of finals week during a lull in the grading. It wasContinue reading “Review Lost Boy: The True Story of Captain Hook by Christina Henry”

Another Book Review: Shadowshaper

Shadowshaper by Daniel José Older My rating: 5 of 5 stars Daniel José Older’s Shadowshaper series has been in my TBR list for a while. I bought it a few weeks ago, but had to work through the ARC’s I had to review before I got to it. I don’t know why I waited soContinue reading “Another Book Review: Shadowshaper”

Book Review: Smoke City

Smoke City by Keith Rosson My rating: 5 of 5 stars I got a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review. And I’ll admit, after the first couple chapters, I didn’t think I’d be giving it five stars, but I read on, and was won over theContinue reading “Book Review: Smoke City”

Book Review: The Girl in the Tower

The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden My rating: 4 of 5 stars A slow start, an epic middle and a bittersweet end describe The Girl in the Tower. When I read the first book in the Winternight Trilogy last year, I hadn’t realized it was a series, but enjoyed it enough to requestContinue reading “Book Review: The Girl in the Tower”

A Review: Gender Identity in Queen of All Crows

The Queen of All Crows by Rod Duncan My rating: 4 of 5 stars Queen of All Crows When my request Queen of All Crows was approved on NetGalley, I was thrilled to hear that the wait to see what happened with Elizabeth Barnabus and John Farthing would be over. However, my experience reading theContinue reading “A Review: Gender Identity in Queen of All Crows”

A Review of Love, Hate & Other Filters

Love, Hate & Other Filters by Samira Ahmed I received a free copy of Love, Hate, and Other Filters from NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review. I rarely read contemporary YA, but thought this might be a good book to use in one of the classes I teach at community college. ReadingContinue reading “A Review of Love, Hate & Other Filters”

Book Review: Walking on Water is a gorgeous and validating read.

Walking on Water by Matthew J. Metzger My rating: 5 of 5 stars I honestly wasn’t sure what to expect when I picked up an ARC of Walking on Water. I asked to review it because I love merfolk stories as long as they are not Disney’s The Little Mermaid, and have been hungry forContinue reading “Book Review: Walking on Water is a gorgeous and validating read.”