Adult, book review

The Brightest Fell by Seanan McGuire (Review)

Things are slow, and October “Toby” Daye couldn’t be happier about that. The elf-shot cure has been approved, Arden Windermere is settling into her position as Queen in the Mists, and Toby doesn’t have anything demanding her attention except for wedding planning and spending time with her family. Maybe she should have realized that it was too good to last. When Toby’s mother, Amandine, appears on her doorstep with a demand for help, refusing her seems like the right thing to do…until Amandine starts taking hostages, and everything changes… Read More The Brightest Fell by Seanan McGuire (Review)

Adult, author interview, book review

Natalie Tan’s Book of Luck and Fortune by Roselle Lim (Review + Author Q&A)

At the news of her mother’s death, Natalie Tan returns home. The two women hadn’t spoken since Natalie left in anger seven years ago, when her mother refused to support her chosen career as a chef. Natalie is shocked to discover the vibrant neighborhood of San Francisco’s Chinatown that she remembers from her childhood is fading, with businesses failing and families moving out. She’s even more surprised to learn she has inherited her grandmother’s restaurant.… Read More Natalie Tan’s Book of Luck and Fortune by Roselle Lim (Review + Author Q&A)

Adult, book review, bullet point review, fiction, multiple reviews

October Daye Series by Seanan McGuire: Books 7-10 (Multiple Bullet Point Reviews)

I finished the 12th book in the October Daye series the other day…which means that I’m all caught up now! Ah! In case this is the first October Day themed post of mine that you’ve come across, I highly recommend that you read my full-length review for the first book and my mini-reviews for books… Read More October Daye Series by Seanan McGuire: Books 7-10 (Multiple Bullet Point Reviews)

Adult, ARC review, book review

The Bride Test by Helen Hoang (ARC Review)

Khai Diep has no feelings. Well, he feels irritation when people move his things or contentment when ledgers balance down to the penny, but not big, important emotions—like grief. And love. He thinks he’s defective. His family knows better—that his autism means he just processes emotions differently. When he steadfastly avoids relationships, his mother takes matters into her own hands and returns to Vietnam to find him the perfect bride… Read More The Bride Test by Helen Hoang (ARC Review)

ARC review, book review, young adult

Rayne and Delilah’s Midnite Matinee by Jeff Zentner (ARC Review)

A contemporary novel about two best friends who must make tough decisions about their futures–and the TV show they host–in their senior year of high school. Every Friday night, best friends Delia and Josie become Rayne Ravenscroft and Delilah Darkwood, hosts of the campy creature feature show Midnite Matinee on the local cable station TV Six. But with the end of senior year quickly approaching… Read More Rayne and Delilah’s Midnite Matinee by Jeff Zentner (ARC Review)

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The Beauty of the Moment by Tanaz Bhathena (Blog Tour: ARC Review)

Susan is the new girl—she’s sharp and driven, and strives to meet her parents’ expectations of excellence. Malcolm is the bad boy—he started raising hell at age fifteen, after his mom died of cancer, and has had a reputation ever since. Susan’s parents are on the verge of divorce. Malcolm’s dad is a known adulterer. Susan hasn’t told anyone, but she wants to be an artist. Malcolm doesn’t know what he wants—until he meets her.… Read More The Beauty of the Moment by Tanaz Bhathena (Blog Tour: ARC Review)