Our lives reflect our hearts. Excerpt from the book summary: Two years ago, Louise le Blanc fled her coven and took shelter in the city of Cesarine, forsaking all magic and living off whatever she could steal. There, witches like Lou are hunted. They are feared. And they are burned.Sworn to the Church as a … Continue reading serpent & dove review.
Our belief is often strongest when it should be weakest. That is the nature of hope. Other than the A Court of Thorns and Roses Series, this book was my first deep dive into fantasy. My fiancé enjoys Brandon Sanderson so he recommended I take a shot at Mistborn. I must say, overall I'm impressed. … Continue reading Mistborn review.
Books, she has found, are a way to live a thousand lives--or to find strength in a very long one. Happy 2021, bookworms. My first read of the new year was The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab and let me say I started off on a strong note. This book broke me … Continue reading The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue Review.
It may be a few days past Halloween, but I'm still holding on for a bit longer. A few weeks ago my cousin recommended reading Practical Magic, by Alice Hoffman. Last year I watched the movie for the first time with my mom. The movie was adorable and perfect for Halloween. I never realized that … Continue reading practical magic review.
“I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.” I have finally found THE classic book. Jane Eyre has stolen my heart. How could I not fall in love with a story of a strong and independent female protagonist? I could delve into the whole … Continue reading jane eyre review.
TW for the book itself: suicide, abuse, sexual assault The beginning I know for sure. Once upon a time, My father went to the Levitation Center. I also know the next part: and he never came back. As a devout reader of Lit Hub, and a fan of Emily Temple's writing from there, I knew … Continue reading the lightness review.
I went into this book expecting a story about family and love, but oh man did I get so much more than that. Kindness that is nothing special is the rarest and most honest. Idaho, by Emily Ruskovich is a mystery novel that begins with the love story of Ann and Wade. They've built themselves … Continue reading Idaho review.
“Why did people ask "What is it about?" as if a novel had to be about only one thing.” The quote above is the ultimate summary of this book. Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is a multitude of things. Race, immigration, politics, relationships, a journey to America, a journey home to Nigeria, and a love … Continue reading americanah review.
Everything felt either rigidly compartmentalized or limitless. [First and foremost, thank you to Tin House Books for the Advanced Copy received through NetGalley.] This book is out July 7th, 2020! Natalie Bakopoulos is a master of nostalgic writing. Scorpionfish is a dreamy and engaging novel of time in between larger moments, and the relationships we … Continue reading scorpionfish review.
I spent a lot of time contemplating how to write this blog post. I've been stuck on being extremely worried about speaking out of turn, or offending people with differing views. Then I realized that's the whole point of this. By not speaking out, I'm not allowing change to happen. It starts with conversations, questions, … Continue reading white fragility review.