Review: “The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue” by Mackenzie Lee

Now wasn’t THIS book a fun little surprise! I’ll admit, going into it, I knew that the book was an LGBT+ mini-darling of both Bookstagram and Tumblr. However, I don’t think I was expecting it to be quite so mature. The book:  Henry Montague is a bonafide trainwreck; he’s a party boy who loves toContinue reading “Review: “The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue” by Mackenzie Lee”

Review: “Where Dreams Descend” by Janella Angeles

It has been a hot minute since I was so thoroughly let down by a book. And I should know better than to get hypnotized by gorgeous covers like I was with this one and Woven in the Moonlight, but how can you turn down this gorgeous cover and the promise of an enigmatic magicContinue reading “Review: “Where Dreams Descend” by Janella Angeles”

Review: “The Companion” by Katie Alender

As it turns out, I’m kind of a fiend for horror/thriller stories. I learned that with Mexican Gothic, a book this is undoubtedly going to be compared to due to its creepy nature and time of publication, but aside from the horror aspects, these two stories are quite different. Let’s review:  Margot has had aContinue reading “Review: “The Companion” by Katie Alender”

Review: “Woven in Moonlight” by Isabel Ibañez

As the Young Adult genre has stepped their game up with their cover art across the board, it takes quite a bit for a cover to so thoroughly encapsulate me that I want the book immediately with no questions asked. Woven In Moonlight’s cover is one of those pesky few. Add in the description onContinue reading “Review: “Woven in Moonlight” by Isabel Ibañez”

Review: “A Darker Shade of Magic” by V.E. Schwab

Everyone has books that you see being discussed to kingdom come and you resist it a little because, how can a book that’s been hyped so much live up to your expectations?  That was A Darker Shade of Magic for me. People have been telling me to read it ever since I joined Bookstagram.  Well,Continue reading “Review: “A Darker Shade of Magic” by V.E. Schwab”

Review: “The Prison Healer” by Lynette Noni

This is a 5 star read. There is literally nothing I can say that will take away from the fact that this book blew my mind and any expectations I had had out of the water. It was that good. So good in fact, that I would have nothing remotely “meh” to say if itContinue reading “Review: “The Prison Healer” by Lynette Noni”

Review: “The Starless Sea” by Erin Morgenstern

“Some enjoyed them and others did not and that is the nature of a story.” It’s certainly no secret that I absolutely loved Erin Morgenstern’s first work, The Night Circus. I think everyone did; it was magical and mysterious and exuded such a distinct feel to it, that it was highly disappointing to finish andContinue reading “Review: “The Starless Sea” by Erin Morgenstern”

Review: “They Wish They Were Us” by Jessica Goodman

Now this is a book that you go into expecting a pretty straight-forward One Thing, and then come out of it with a Completely Different Thing. It was both a pro and a con, in my humble opinion.  Slated as Gossip Girl meets One of Us Is Lying, They Wish They Were Us follows theContinue reading “Review: “They Wish They Were Us” by Jessica Goodman”

Review: The Hearts We Sold” by Emily Lloyd-Jones

“She became her own knight; she collected those broken promises and whispered apologies and fashioned them into armor.” You know that feeling, where your book ends, but it ends in such a way that it’s all a blur of action and emotion and you have to… take a step back and think ”whoa whoa whoaContinue reading “Review: The Hearts We Sold” by Emily Lloyd-Jones”

Review: “The Love Study” by Kris Ripper

This was a cute little romantic comedy that catches the realities of dating in 2020 at a time where sexuality is such a fluid concept and people are being respected more and more for who they identify as. It is, in part, a wholly progressive lens on where we as a society have advanced to.Continue reading “Review: “The Love Study” by Kris Ripper”