Now I Rise – Review

"Hell was a party." Is that the perfect opening sentence for this book, or what?!?! Alright party pirates, this is a sequel. Which means there may be spoilers for the first book, because that's just how sequels work! I'm just a bookish girl, living in a bookish world, okay? When Lada left, she turned her [...]

The Mermaid – Review

"He loved the sea more than any person and so was never able to take a wife, for women see what is in men's hearts more clearly than men would wish." Despite all the warnings of her people, there was once a mermaid who longed to know more about humans and the world beyond the [...]

The Winter Sisters – Review

Before I start with this review, I will warn readers that there is content about sexual abuse, rape, and domestic violence. It isn't overtly graphic, but the descriptions do not shy away from the terrible and traumatic reality these events cause. It is a highly emotional book. "But what was gone? Gone was not buried. [...]

The Hunger – Review

"Maybe that was the curse of these mountains -- they turned you mad, then reflected your own madness back at you, incarnate." Growing up in Reno, Nevada, I travelled across Donner Pass countless times as a kid. The one drive across that I still remember to this day, was when my mom told me about [...]

After Midnight – Review

"Alix knew she was in trouble." We open with that line, immediately pulling us into a story full of scandal and intrigue. Alix, blackmailed into impersonating her twin sister Lily, begins her misadventure by thinking Lily's husband Nicholas to be an oblivious fool. Lily has assured her he pays no attention to her and will [...]

The Cottingley Secret – Review

"The soul of the fairy is its evanescence. Its charm is the eternal doubt, rose-tinted with the shadow of a hope. But the thrill is all in ourselves." The Cottingley Secret is part historical novel, part contemporary novel, where the two stories intersect and meet together in the end. In 1917, two girls brought together [...]

The Address – Review

"We all have our own magnificent prisons, even the queen, I'd venture." I love how fitting this quote is for both narrators in The Address. Each woman, separated by a hundred years, is trapped in a prison unique to them. Sara, a woman in the 1880's, running a hotel in England before being hired to [...]