Category: 3 stars

Ninth House Review: Revenge, the Occult and Secret Societies

Ninth House Review: Revenge, the Occult and Secret Societies

Please take note of the trigger warnings before delving into this book because the depictions are incredibly detailed and dark. Trigger warnings: child rape and sexual abuse, date rape, drug and substance use, overdose, self-harm, murder, blood, gore, PTSD and grief  Like most of the blogosphere, Ninth House is one of our most highly anticipated books […]

October 18, 2019 | 6 Comments
Descendant of the Crane Review: A Thoughtful, Fantastical Read

Descendant of the Crane Review: A Thoughtful, Fantastical Read

Descendant of the Crane draws concepts from East-Asian culture (specifically, Chinese!), which immediately made this at the top of my TBR list. Unfortunately, my hopes were probably too high, as I found the story dragging on and on, and was indifferent to Hesina’s struggles and journey. Although Descendant of the Crane has stunning narrative and […]

May 10, 2019 | 6 Comments
By Aila J.
Posted in 3 stars, ARC Reviews, Books
Imprison the Sky Review: Seafaring, slavery and elemental powers

Imprison the Sky Review: Seafaring, slavery and elemental powers

After reading and loving Reign the Earth last year, which focused on female strength against domestic abuse, I was heavily anticipating Imprison the Sky as a follow up. Upon picking it up however, I found it was a very different story to Reign the Earth, both in tone and subject matter – and I definitely preferred the former. It’s […]

April 12, 2019 | 2 Comments
Field Notes on Love Review: Love is like Pizza

Field Notes on Love Review: Love is like Pizza

Jennifer E. Smith’s books are always short and sweet, and right up my alley. Except I kinda didn’t really like Field Notes on Love very much. Which is a big deal because I am Jennifer E. Smith trash. Field Notes on Love had a really great concept and definitely inspired a wanderlust in me. It follows Hugo, from […]

April 9, 2019 | 1 Comment
By Jenna
Posted in 3 stars, Books, Reviews