The Bitterwine Oath

Oh hello. Is this day one of another awesome tour?! Why yes, yes it is. Welcome. Now, first things first... have we all sworn our sacred blood oaths? Okay, fine. No blood oath necessary. Today I'm featuring an intense thriller filled with just a few of my favorite things. Cults, secrets, dark magic. And if [...]

Winter, White and Wicked

The second I saw the comp of Frozen meets Mad Max, I knew I needed this book. But holy winter spirits I had no idea how badly I actually needed it. Winter talks to Sylvi. Whispers to her, keeps her safe. And on an island cursed to ensure Winter eternally, having her on your side [...]

A Golden Fury – Review

Science of magic? Power or possession? These are the hard hitting questions I want to ponder as we hurtle towards All Hallow's Eve. And debut author Samantha Cohoe is giving us the Halloween present we all deserve in 2020. Thea Hope is a gifted alchemist. Raised on the elusive science by her mother, her entire [...]

Chasing Starlight

Take the glamour of old Hollywood, the heady rush of first love, and the tension of chasing secrets. Oh, topped off with an unsolved murder. That's what you get when you open the pages of Chasing Starlight. Kate Hildebrand hasn't had an easy life. And we get a glimpse of that in the first sentence. [...]

Ironspark

Fairies, and shadelings, and water wives, OH MY!!! Ironspark by C.M. McGuire is the snarky urban fantasy I had no idea I needed. As far as openings go, this quote really sets up expectations remarkably well. We know magic exists. And we know that whatever we think we know about magical creatures is, well, sixty [...]

Faithless Hawk

Last year, The Merciless Crow flew into my hands thanks to Fairyloot and I was immediately obsessed. The Faithless Hawk has since been one of my most anticipated reads of 2020. And, oh, what a satisfying read it was! Before we continue, let it be known that this is a review for a sequel. So [...]

Ignite The Sun

It's time for another glorious book review and there's a particular irony with this one. As I hide from the desert sun and the searing heat waves that burn my vampire skin, I read about the opposite. Of another kingdom, far, far, away, where a young girl and a group of rebels fight the Dark [...]

Shielded

Do you like ancient evil stirring up dark magic? Sword-wielding girls with far too many secrets? Cinnamon roll boys who happen to be princes? Then do I have the book for you! Jennesara's kingdom is in trouble. There's a traitor in the castle and war presses in on all borders. And Jennesara can help. She [...]

Mayhem – Review

As if the title alone wasn't enough to lure me in, the first sentence in the description is The Lost Boys meets Wilder Girls and that's it. I was done! As a 90's teen, this book takes everything I used to look up to in the late 80's and lets me bask in its reminiscent [...]

The House In The Cerulean Sea

"How can we fight prejudices if we do nothing to change it? If we allow it to fester, what's the point?" It’s official. I will read anything @tjklunebooks writes. ANYTHING!!! This book. THIS BOOK!!! On the cover, @seananmcguire is quoted as saying, “This book is very close to perfect.” And YES!!! I laughed! I cried! Often on the same [...]