Dark Triumph review

“And just as love has two sides, so too does Death. While Ismae will serve as His mercy, I will not, for that is not how He fashioned me. Every death I have witnessed, every horror I have endured, has forged me to be who I am — Death’s justice.” Dark Triumph by Robin LaFeversContinue reading “Dark Triumph review”

Quinsey Wolfe’s Glass Vault review

Quinsey Wolfe’s Glass Vault by Candace Robinson Star Rating: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars Format: ebook galley Summary: People have been going missing in Perrie’s small town around the same time a new mysterious building pops up. It advertises itself as Quinsey Wolfe’s Glass Vault and no one really knows much more about it. When Perrie’s exContinue reading “Quinsey Wolfe’s Glass Vault review”

Grave Mercy review

“It is this kindness of his that unsettles me most. I can dodge a blow or block a knife. I am impervious to poison and know a dozen ways to escape a chokehold or garrote wire. But kindness? I do not know how to defend against that.” Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers Star Rating: ★★★★★Continue reading “Grave Mercy review”

Woman No. 17 review

“She was right. The actresses my mom dressed were always hiring assistants to do more than run errands; these rich women needed bestirs to join them at the spa, drive them to the abortion clinic, and diagnose their bacne. Lady wasn’t as rich as they were, but still.” Woman No. 17 by Edan Lepucki StarContinue reading “Woman No. 17 review”

Jackaby review

“It wasn’t that I did not believe in ghosts; it was that I believed in them in the same noncommittal way that I believed in giant squids or lucky coins or Belgium. They were things that probably existed, but I had never given any occasion to really care one way or another.” Jackaby by WilliamContinue reading “Jackaby review”

The Diviners review

“There is nothing more terrifying than the absoluteness of one who believes he’s right.” The Diviners by Libba Bray Star rating: ★★★★ ☆ 4/5 stars Format: library eaudiobook Summary: After causing a scandal by using her divining power while drunk at a party, Evie is sent from her home in Ohio to live with herContinue reading “The Diviners review”

Ascension review

“The City of Atlantis seemed to sparkle more than ever this day. The high-towered palaces of the noble clans, carved from coral stone, marble, and malachite, some faced with shimmering mother-of-pearl, glimmered all around them. The blue-green bioluminescent light from the enormous globe lamps that hung over the city seemed to glow brighter. The lampsContinue reading “Ascension review”

Breakwater review

Breakwater by Catherine Jones Payne Star Rating: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars Format: ebook galley Summary: Jade, a mermaid, is excited for her upcoming wedding to Captain Tor. Until she finds him holding the dead body of a naiad girl he has just murdered. Her decision to take him to the authorities creates a bigger scandal thanContinue reading “Breakwater review”

The Art of the Affair review

The Art of the Affair: An Illustrated History of Love, Sex, and Artistic Influence by Catherine Lacey and Forsyth Harmon Star rating: ★★★☆☆ 3/5 stars Format: hardback Summary: This is a short look at connections between artists, most romantic but quite a few platonic as well. Review: I received a free copy of this bookContinue reading “The Art of the Affair review”

Cruel Beauty review

“A gleaming, crimson-clad lady stared back at me. Until this day, I had worn only the plain black of mourning, even though Father had told use when we were twelve that we could dress as we pleased. Everybody thought I did it because I was such a pious daughter, but I simply hated pretending everythingContinue reading “Cruel Beauty review”