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The Bride Test Review: Adorable #OwnVoices Romance with Vietnamese + Autism Rep

The Bride Test Review: Adorable #OwnVoices Romance with Vietnamese + Autism Rep

I’m not really a reader of the romance genre, but The Kiss Quotient and now The Bride Test has redefined the genre for me. Especially since it covers #ownvoices Vietnamese and autism rep. What I appreciated about The Bride Test, is the rags to riches story of Esme, the poor Vietnamese-American immigrant who travels to the United […]

June 4, 2019 | 6 Comments
Shimmer and Burn by Mary Taranta: Too much exposition, too little action

Shimmer and Burn by Mary Taranta: Too much exposition, too little action

What happens when you get a fantasy story that’s bogged down with lore and plot elements and explanations? Well… Shimmer and Burn happens. And honestly, it’s a decent book. The world-building is quite descriptive, and the plot twists will keep readers on their toes. But maybe it’s the writing and me that just didn’t agree (or […]

October 19, 2018 | 1 Comment
Honor Among Thieves Review: A Super Unique Sci-Fi Story… Find Out Why!

Honor Among Thieves Review: A Super Unique Sci-Fi Story… Find Out Why!

I don’t think I’ve ever come across a science-fiction novel with a concept similar to Honor Among Thieves. (I know a historical steampunk, Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld, that comes to mind, but with the barest of similarities.) So what makes this book stand out from the rest? I would have to say… its intriguing concept of aliens. […]

March 9, 2018 | 6 Comments
By Aila J.
Posted in 3 stars, Books, Reviews
Vengeance Road Review: Revenge in the Wild West

Vengeance Road Review: Revenge in the Wild West

What a cracking Western! I’m not usually a fan of the Western setting, but Vengeance Road captured it perfectly – the quickfire gun draws, the sprawling Western setting, and a cracker of a heroine. It is written in such an authentic voice, with a strong heroine and an exciting adventure, that I ended up absolutely loving it. Written in […]

March 5, 2017 | 34 Comments