Book Review: The Winter of the Witch

The worst thing about The Winter of the Witch by Katherine Arden  is that it means the series is over. I could read another trilogy about Vasya and Morozko even though this book clearly wraps up the conflicts that began in the Bear and the Nightingale.  Now, before I wind up spoiling something, I’ll getContinue reading “Book Review: The Winter of the Witch”

Book Review: Given To the Earth by Mindy McGinnis

Given To the Earth by Mindy McGinnis My rating: 4 of 5 stars Given to the Earth is a continuation of the events in Given to the Earth. I’ll refrain from describing the plot in this review because I’m not sure I can do so without spoilers or copying too much for the blurb. OnContinue reading “Book Review: Given To the Earth by Mindy McGinnis”

Book Review: Our Dark Stars by  Audrey Grey and Krystal Wade

I received a copy of “Our Dark Stars by  Audrey Grey and Krystal Wade on NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review. A combination of the cover, the pitch “Firefly meets Sleeping Beauty” caught my attention, so I requested the book. I enjoyed reading it, though I don’t think it lived up toContinue reading “Book Review: Our Dark Stars by  Audrey Grey and Krystal Wade”

Book Review: Salt

Salt by Hannah Moskowitz My rating: 3 of 5 stars Salt is an odd little book. I love the characters, but the plot and the world-building left me feeling a little cheated. Indi is an orphan and a monster hunter, sailing with his older sister and two younger siblings, looking for the monster that killedContinue reading “Book Review: Salt”

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: Run in the Blood

Run in the Blood by A.E. Ross My rating: 5 of 5 stars Run in the Blood is like a breath of crisp, salty air proving you can have sword and sorcery fantasy set in a medieval-ish world without loading it up with sexism and misogyny. And you know what makes this book even better?Continue reading “Book Review: Run in the Blood”

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 – Ardulum: Second Don

Ardulum: Second Don by J.S. Fields My rating: 5 of 5 stars The second book was just as good as the first, and I am very thankful I was able to get a free digital ARC. The characters were constantly growing and being pushed to evolve. They were all flawed in ways that made meContinue reading “Book Review – Ardulum: Second Don”

Book Review: Phaethon

Phaethon by Rachel Sharp My rating: 5 of 5 stars From Holly Black to Jim Butcher, I read a lot of books that involve Faeries of one kind or another. Still, this one felt fresh. It had the folklore grounding of a Holly Black novel, but a tone and humor more likely to appeal toContinue reading “Book Review: Phaethon”