Among The Survivors – Review

"In the midst of a feminist revolution, Karla is an island of uncertainty." Among The Survivors is a beautiful journey into self-discovery. Karla Most has been raised by her very paranoid, possibly delusional but very single mother. She has been dressed in black since she was a baby, (even her diapers according to motherly lore), [...]

Wonder Woman: Warbringer – Review

"We can't help the way we're born. We can't help what we are, only what life we choose to make for ourselves." Excuse me while I fangirl over here! Okay, in all seriousness. I was very nervous to read Warbringer. Don't get me wrong, I was beyond excited that Leigh Bardugo was writing this adaptation. [...]

Heather the Totality – Review

"She was radiant with life even when she was alone, or thought she was." Heather, The Totality is a power punch of a novel. Short but brutally precise, each word is chosen carefully and delivers deliberate intensity. We are introduced to Mark and Karen Breakstone, a couple living in New York. Having married later in [...]

No Plain Rebel – Review

"I only recently discovered that what we have here is no more peace than death. Silence is not peace." No Plain Rebel picks up right where No Ordinary Star left off. Felix and Astra in the cabin at the North Pole, trying to unravel the mystery the Clockmaster left in their hands. We get more [...]

Good Me Bad Me – Review

"I thought you would own less of me after I handed you in but sometimes it feels you own more." From the very first pages, Good Me Bad Me grips you in the horrific world of Milly. A teenage girl deeply traumatized. Milly isn't her real name, but protecting her identity is important since she [...]

Trapped in Silver – Review

"There was a time I was afraid of the dark." From the very first moments of this book, I fell in love with Ava. A girl who dresses as a boy so that she can keep the family farm afloat while her father goes away on extended trips. It was love at first sass. Ava [...]

Mask of Shadows – Review

"There was no room for gods in a world of monsters and monstrous men, but tradition endured." Mask of Shadows is Β an amazing book. Hands down, amazing! Full of adventure, court intrigue and most of all, revenge, this is the first in a duology. Sal Leon is just a thief trying to survive in a [...]

Chatting with Val – The Reminders

Some of you may remember that in early summer I won the chance to chat with Val Emmich, author of The Reminders, from Little, Brown. I was lucky enough to be able to include a few of the women from my book club (@pnwbookworm, @trissinalovesbooks, @thepagesinbetween), and through a series of scheduling snafus and hilariously [...]

Finding My Badass Self – Review

"As adults, most of us have forgotten how to be silly. The first rule of going outside our comfort zone is learning to laugh at ourselves." Finding My Badass Self: A Year of Truths and Dares is a novel in which one woman, Sherry Stanfa-Stanley, undertakes a year of pushing her limits in order to [...]

The Salt Line – Review

"The burn was the first rite of passage." Man! Strap in when you open this novel, because you are in for an intense ride! The Salt Line is everything a solid dystopian novel should be. We learn that the burn referred to in the first sentence, is the burn of a Stamp. A small device [...]