ARC Review: Shake That Cream by Ellen Black (E.L. Marker)

Many thanks to Booktasters and the author, Ellen Black, for the e-arc of her memoir in exchange for an honest review. Shake That Cream by Ellen Black is her memoir about how she grew up and survived in a cult, heavy with abuse and shame. When offered, I immediately jumped at the chance to read…… Continue reading ARC Review: Shake That Cream by Ellen Black (E.L. Marker)

Book Review: This Poison Heart (Bloomsbury YA)

Last summer, I ordered a one time box from OwlCrate and got this gorgeous editiion of This Poison Heart by Kalynn Bayron, published by Bloomsbury. It only took me six months to start reading it! This Poison Heart is a wonderful YA fantasy, a Greek mythology retelling involving Medea and Hecate. The main character, Briseis,…… Continue reading Book Review: This Poison Heart (Bloomsbury YA)

Book Review: Kiss Her Once For Me by Alison Cochrun (Atria)

I have never read a holiday-themed book before, not unless you count A Christmas Carol and Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas. So, this year, this season, I decided it was time for a change and ordered a queer holiday romcom from Book of the Month. After all, I love cheesey Hallmark romcom movies…… Continue reading Book Review: Kiss Her Once For Me by Alison Cochrun (Atria)

ARC Review: Wreckleaf by JD Steiner (Bow’s Bookshelf)

Many thanks to Anna Stileski, publisher at Bow’s Bookshelf, for inviting me to read and review the ARC of Wreckleaf by JD Steiner. Designed as a disposable novelty, Nerissa’s kind was believed to be eliminated years ago. But after a fatal act of self-defense exposes her, the local authorities offer Nerissa and her family a…… Continue reading ARC Review: Wreckleaf by JD Steiner (Bow’s Bookshelf)

Book Review: Kaikeyi by Vaishnavi Patel (Hachette)

A while ago I received Kaiyeki by Vaishnavi Patel in a book box, and I finally got around to reading it! Vaishnavi Patel is a Chicago-based law student who enjoys writing about the intersectionality of feminism and Indian mythology. Her novel debut, Kaikeyi, explores the villain of the Ramayana myth. In the original myth, Kaikeyi…… Continue reading Book Review: Kaikeyi by Vaishnavi Patel (Hachette)

Book Review: Bloodmarked by Tracy Deonn (Simon & Schuster)

If I hadn’t screamed it from the rooftops yet, Legendborn by Tracy Deonn is such an amazing YA fantasy and was one of my favorite reads of 2021. Naturally, I had preordered the sequel and waited (im)patiently for a year and a half to get my hands on it. And it’s finally here! Bloodmarked by…… Continue reading Book Review: Bloodmarked by Tracy Deonn (Simon & Schuster)

Book Review: The Bride Test by Helen Hoang

After a month and a half of feeling like everything I read was just okay, I am so happy to have picked up this cute romance. It was what I needed. The Bride Test is technically the second in a romance series by Helen Hoang, but each book can be read as a standalone and…… Continue reading Book Review: The Bride Test by Helen Hoang

Book Review: City of Glass by Cassandra Clare

I know I’m behind on the times with The Mortal Instruments series. But better late than never right? Even if it’s fifteen years late. In case you don’t know, The Mortal Instruments starts with City of Bones and follows Clary Fray, as she learns about a whole magical world that she is actually part of.…… Continue reading Book Review: City of Glass by Cassandra Clare

Book Review: City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare (Walker Books)

I finally went on to continue my exploration of the Shadowhunter series! Nope, these are not rereads. I never read these books before, though I have no idea why, except for the fact I just didn’t hear about them. Don’t ask me how. Maybe I was just too caught up in Twilight and The Hunger…… Continue reading Book Review: City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare (Walker Books)

Book Review: Invisible Ghosts by Robyn Schneider (Katherine Tegen Books)

I’m finally starting my spooky season reads! What better way to start than a book about a ghost? Invisible Ghosts by Robyn Schneider, published by Katherine Tegen Books, is a story mainly about grielf and letting go. Rose’s brother died four years ago and in the wake of that bereavment, she isolated herself from her…… Continue reading Book Review: Invisible Ghosts by Robyn Schneider (Katherine Tegen Books)