Tag: 2019 reviews

The Lady Rogue Review: What Kind Of Secrets Can We Find, Dashing Through Romania?

The Lady Rogue Review: What Kind Of Secrets Can We Find, Dashing Through Romania?

Fun, fascinated, and a fan of adventure: all words to describe the Lady Rogue of this book, Theodora. She’s the daughter of the first woman archaeologist to graduate from a university in Romania, as well as the grand, larger-than-life explorer, Richard Fox. Told between alternating journal entries from Fox’s travel journal and Theodora’s first person […]

September 20, 2019 | 2 Comments
Serpent & Dove Review: A Witch & Hunter, Brought Together By (Un)Holy Matrimony

Serpent & Dove Review: A Witch & Hunter, Brought Together By (Un)Holy Matrimony

Serpent & Dove sends readers into a historical, fantastical France setting where the triumphant Chasseurs protect the people from the flames of witchcraft, while the witches are hunted and sworn to secrecy. This book ended up being darker than I expected, but I ultimately REALLY enjoyed the atmosphere and world that Mahurin created. Being a […]

September 10, 2019 | 5 Comments
By Aila J.
Posted in ARC Reviews, Books, Reviews
Ayesha At Last Review: AT LAST, the P+P Retelling I’ve Been Waiting For!

Ayesha At Last Review: AT LAST, the P+P Retelling I’ve Been Waiting For!

Pride & Prejudice + Muslim Remix = Perfect Romcom! Ayesha at Last was sweet, heartfelt, uplifting, and just perfect. I love the nods to Pride & Prejudice, while staying true to the character’s Muslim heritage. The family interactions were so touching and beautiful, and the slow-burn romance was absolutely adorkable. All in all, this book […]

July 16, 2019 | 2 Comments
By Aila J.
Posted in 4 stars, Books, Reviews
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
The Tiger at Midnight Review: FANTASTIC Indian-inspired fantasy that I couldn’t put down!

The Tiger at Midnight Review: FANTASTIC Indian-inspired fantasy that I couldn’t put down!

The Tiger at Midnight immediately caught my attention with its gorgeous cover. Before I knew it, the writing sucked me in, and after I got to meet the characters, I was thoroughly ensnared in its pages. This Indian-inspired fantasy is full of deceit, secrets, and a game of chase between two morally gray characters. It’s […]

April 16, 2019 | 2 Comments
The Sisters of the Winter Wood Review: A Gorgeous, Quiet Fairy Tale To Add to Your TBR!

The Sisters of the Winter Wood Review: A Gorgeous, Quiet Fairy Tale To Add to Your TBR!

The Sisters of the Winter Wood is a quiet, captivating tale that follows the growth of two sisters – vastly different from one another – and the secret power that their heritage has passed onto them. I really enjoyed this adult fantasy, and would really recommend it for readers looking for a magical escape into […]

April 5, 2019 | 2 Comments