Let’s get feminist – an interview with Leni Zumas

Happy Monday!!! Hopefully you made it through April Fool's Day unscathed! If you celebrate with Easter or Passover, I hope that your celebrations were filled with love and joy. In February, we read Red Clocks on Instagram for our #awesomeAFbuddyreads 📖 The author, Leni Zumas, joined us for many of these discussions, which prompted me to [...]

Golden Son – Review

First, my goodmen, let me begin by saying: if you haven't read Red Rising, please stop and go read the bloodydamn book! There will be spoilers for Red Rising in this review. It can't be helped. Don't be a Pixie and cry about it. Just read the gory book. "Once upon a time, a man [...]

Red Rising – Review

"I would have lived in peace. But my enemies brought me war." Anyone who has known me at all, for any time, during the last two years, has probably had me try and push this book on them. I mean, it's pretty bloodydamn amazing. As I've pushed it and raved about it and wanted to [...]

The Heart’s Invisible Furies – Review

"Anything is possible," I said. "But most things are unlikely." The Heart's Invisible Furies is an epic, all-encompassing story spanning the life of Cyril Avery. Cyril is adopted, "not a real Avery", as his adopted parent's Charles and Maude often remind him, growing up in the 1950's in Ireland. Even though his adoptive parent's remind [...]

Beautiful Animals – Review

"Morality was nothing more than paying attention to the chain reaction while not causing another one." Beautiful Animals is simply stunning. This novel is not just thrilling in plot, but beautiful in prose. Osborne writes about the complexity of the human psyche in such a way that the vividness and absolute truth in some sentences [...]

The Dying Game – Review

"This is where we'll place you when you're dead." These are the words that Anna hopes will lead to her freedom. Anna Francis is a single mother living in a future totalitarian Swedish society. The year is 2037 and the future is bleak. Anna is back at her old job, barely surviving her day to [...]