How to Review Books

Though I have taken a little time off from proper book reviews here, I usually do a lot. I try to review every book I read. There isn’t perse a right or wrong way to review books; everyone finds different formulas that work for them. There are still some things I want to try; I’ve…… Continue reading How to Review Books

Book Review: Where the Crawdads Sing (Corsair)

For the past couple of years, it seemed like everyone was raving about this book. Last year, I picked it up because it was on sale and I had heard of it, but not knowing what it was about I put it to the side to collect dust. But now the movie is out and…… Continue reading Book Review: Where the Crawdads Sing (Corsair)

Book Review: Extasia by Claire Legrand (Katherine Tegan Books)

Last month, I ordered a one-time book box from the Unplugged Book Box. They are a book box focused on self-care, and in it I recieved beautiful smelling lotion and perfume as well as a copy of Extasia by Claire Legrand (published by Katherine Tegan Books). Due to the packaging, it made the read even…… Continue reading Book Review: Extasia by Claire Legrand (Katherine Tegan Books)

Book Review: A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness (Viking)

I recently joined a few virtual book clubs, and one of them was for booktokers in Ohio. For this month, we voted to read A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness (published by Viking). This had been on my “want to read” shelf for a while, so I was so excited to read it! Deborah…… Continue reading Book Review: A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness (Viking)

ARC Review: My Life as a Clone by K.D. Van Brunt

First of all, many thanks to the author and to the Booktasters organization for letting me read and review this book and for having patience with me as it took me a long time to finish! K.D. Van Brunt is a lawyer in addition to his job as an author. He recieved his BA in…… Continue reading ARC Review: My Life as a Clone by K.D. Van Brunt

Book Review: Defy the Night by Brigid Kemmerer (Bloomsbury)

A couple months ago I ordered a box from “Now in Books” and received a beautiful hardcover of Defy the Night by Brigid Kemmerer. Last year, I read Brigid Kemmerer’s Cursebreakers series and loved it, so I was very excited to read this one. (You can read my review here of that series). I decided…… Continue reading Book Review: Defy the Night by Brigid Kemmerer (Bloomsbury)

ARC Review: Adventures in Thousandworld: The Darkenstar by Joseph A. Davis (Eken Press)

Back in May, the author reached out to me on Instagram and asked if I’d be interested in reading his middle grade fantasy that had recently been translated from Sweedish. I said of course, but I only just got around to reading it (sorry Joseph!) Thank you so much for this copy in exchange for…… Continue reading ARC Review: Adventures in Thousandworld: The Darkenstar by Joseph A. Davis (Eken Press)

Book Review: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz (Simon & Schuester)

Wow that’s a long title. I didn’t really notice how long it was until I was typing on bookstagram to everyone asking what my current read was. Aristotle & Dante is a book that has been super popular the lost couple of years but I never got a chance to read it until now. Benjamin…… Continue reading Book Review: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz (Simon & Schuester)

Book Review: One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston (St. Martins)

Back in March, I read Red, White, and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston, and it is quite probably my favorite read of the year. Not long after, I went to the bookstore and picked up One Last Stop, because I needed to read more McQuiston, and I finally got around to reading it. If you…… Continue reading Book Review: One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston (St. Martins)

Book Review: On the Come Up by Angie Thomas (Balzer + Bray)

A few years ago I read The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas and was absolutley blown away. So, back in January when I went to Myopic Books in Chicago and found a used copy of On the Come Up, I knew it was fate telling me to read it. I finally got around to…… Continue reading Book Review: On the Come Up by Angie Thomas (Balzer + Bray)