Tag: 2017 reads

Spindle Fire Review: Fairy-Tale Retelling With Two Sisters At Its Heart

Spindle Fire Review: Fairy-Tale Retelling With Two Sisters At Its Heart

Spindle Fire closely follows the fairy-tale story of Sleeping Beauty, incorporating the love between two sisters and additional plotlines. While this book was a quick read, I was unimpressed it as a fairy-tale retelling and even more so as a fantasy. There was nothing I didn’t not like, but it just felt lackadaisical and boring. Spindle […]

October 17, 2017 | 2 Comments
Labyrinth Lost Review: Bruja Magic in Brooklyn and Across A Journey in Los Lagos

Labyrinth Lost Review: Bruja Magic in Brooklyn and Across A Journey in Los Lagos

Labyrinth Lost was a book of contradictions: both wonderful yet terrifying, dark yet sweet. I absolutely loved the main character, Alejandra, or Alex, who is extremely flawed yet finds herself in possession of extreme power as the encantrix. Sure, there is the Chosen One trope, with some destiny followed in an adventure. But what makes […]

September 26, 2017 | 4 Comments
Among The Red Stars Review: Courageous Female Pilots Featured In A Feminist War Story

Among The Red Stars Review: Courageous Female Pilots Featured In A Feminist War Story

Triumphant, emotional, and fully exploring the courageous feats of female pilots during WWII in the Soviet Union, Among the Red Stars is a great historical read to pick up. I have to admit, some parts of the plot were bogged down by how it was executed, making the overall action scenes a bit underwhelming. Instead […]

September 19, 2017 | 3 Comments
The Ones That Disappeared Review: Child Slavery, Hope & Magical Realism

The Ones That Disappeared Review: Child Slavery, Hope & Magical Realism

The Ones That Disappeared is the exploration of three children brought into child trafficking, who are working to pay off their ‘debt’ to the Snakeskin gang. It’s an incredibly disturbing account of poverty, emotional and physical abuse, alienation and the hope they are subjected to. Being forced to work on marijuana plants in a basement, […]

September 16, 2017 | 4 Comments