Hello hello and welcome to February! In honor of this short month, I have a couple reviews for quick reads I picked up last week. When the Tiger Came Down the Mountain by Nghi Vo A cleric and their guide travel up a mountain where they find themselves at the mercy of three tigers. ToContinue reading “Two Quick Reads”
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A Curse of Roses
A famine is plaguing Portugal and Princess Yzabel is wasting food simply by trying to eat. Her magic, or her curse, turns every meal into flowers. To reverse the magic and save her people, she needs the help of an enchanted woman trapped by magical binds. This book was a total miss for me, andContinue reading “A Curse of Roses”
In a near feature Canada, an oppressive government is rounding up groups known as “The Others:” those in the LGBTQ+ community, BIPOC, and the disabled, and forcing them into work camps or executing them. Climate change has made resources scarce, and the uncertainty and fear has made room for a nation ruled by white supremacyContinue reading “Crosshairs”
Among the Beasts and Briars
Among the Beasts and Briars by Ashley Poston Happy New Year! What a good feeling to say goodbye to the garbage year that was 2020 and welcome in a (hopefully) brighter new year. I decided to ring in the new year with a little magic, and picked up this fun fairytale. It’s said that AloriyaContinue reading “Among the Beasts and Briars”
These Feathered Flames
These Feathered Flames by Alexandra Overy Two sisters must navigate political scheming, dying magic, secret societies, and a nation on the brink of war in order to claim their throne and restore magic to the world. I absolutely loved this novel. It was smart, fresh, and enchanting. The author did a stellar job with world-building.Continue reading “These Feathered Flames”
A House is a Body
A House is a Body by Shruti Swamy A House is a Body is an immersive and provocative collection of short stories blurring the line between dreams and reality and exploring themes of identity, desire, and modernity. Though each story stands alone, they are all driven by complex female characters. This is Shruti Swamy’s debutContinue reading “A House is a Body”
Ruinsong is a fun and inventive fantasy, but it lost me for a few reasons. Read my three star review and tell me if you agree.
Empire of Gold
Have you read Empire of Gold by S.A. Chakraborty? Read my five star review here and let me know what you thought!