Book Review: Daughter of the Salt King by A.S. Thornton

Daughter of the Salt King Author: A.S. ThorntonPublisher: CamCat Books (February 2, 2021)Hardcover, 448 pagesFantasy, Adult FantasyGoodreads Summary As a daughter of the Salt King, Emel ought to be among the most powerful women in the desert. Instead, she and her sisters have less freedom than even her father's slaves … for the Salt King …

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Book Review: Circe by Madeline Miller

Circe Author: Madeline MillerPublisher: Little, Brown & Company (April 10, 2018)Hardcover, 393 pagesFantasy, Adult Fantasy, Historical Fiction, MythologyGoodreads Summary In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe is a strange child - not powerful, like her father, nor viciously alluring like her mother. …

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Book Review: The Ex Talk by Rachel Lynn Solomon

The Ex Talk Author: Rachel Lynn SolomonPublisher: Berkley (January 26, 2021)Paperback, 336 pagesRomance, Adult Contemporary RomanceGoodreads Summary Shay Goldstein has been a producer at her Seattle public radio station for nearly a decade, and she can't imagine working anywhere else. But lately it's been a constant clash between her and her newest colleague, Dominic Yun, …

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Book Review: Shipped by Angie Hockman

Shipped Author: Angie HockmanPublisher: Gallery Books (January 19, 2021)Paperback, 336 pagesRomance, Adult Contemporary RomanceGoodreads Summary Between taking night classes for her MBA and her demanding day job at a cruise line, marketing manager Henley Evans barely has time for herself, let alone family, friends, or dating. But when she’s shortlisted for the promotion of her …

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Book Review: Remote Control by Nnedi Okorafor

Remote Control Author: Nnedi OkoraforPublisher: Tor.com (January 18, 2021)Kindle edition, 160 pagesScience Fiction, Adult Science Fiction, NovellaGoodreads Summary "She’s the adopted daughter of the Angel of Death. Beware of her. Mind her. Death guards her like one of its own." The day Fatima forgot her name, Death paid a visit. From hereon in she would …

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Book Review: Into the Heartless Wood by Joanna Ruth Meyer

Into the Heartless Wood Author: Joanna Ruth MeyerPublisher: Page Street Kids (January 12, 2021)Hardcover, 368 pagesFantasy, YA FantasyGoodreads Summary The forest is a dangerous place, where siren song lures men and women to their deaths. For centuries, a witch has harvested souls to feed the heartless tree, using its power to grow her domain. When …

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Book Review: The Sorcerer King of Destruction and the Golem of the Barbarian Queen, Vol. 1

The Sorcerer King of Destruction and the Golem of the Barbarian Queen, Vol. 1 Illustrations: Hinako InoueOriginal Creator: Northcarolina Character Design: Shiba Series: The Sorcerer King of Destruction and the Golem of the Barbarian Queen, book 1Publisher: Seven Seas (December 22, 2020)Paperback, 180 pagesComics & Graphic Novels, MangaGoodreads Summary In a world of swords and …

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Book Review: The Earl’s Christmas Pearl by Megan Frampton

The Earl's Christmas Pearl Author: Megan FramptonSeries: Duke's Daughters, book 4.5Publisher: Avon Impulse (October 29, 2019)Kindle edition, 119 pagesRomance, Adult romance, Historical romanceGoodreads Summary A duke's daughter. An irrestible earl. And an energetic Corgi named Mr. Shorty. What more could you want in a Christmas novella by Megan Frampton? It's Christmastime in London, and Lady …

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Book Review: Toritan: Birds of a Feather Vol. 1 by Kotetsuko Yamamoto

Toritan: Birds of a Feather Author: Kotetsuko YamamotoSeries: Toritan, book 1Publisher: Publisher (date)Paperback, 226 pagesComics & Graphic Novels, MangaGoodreads Summary Birdsong starts sounding like a love song when bird whisperer Inusaki meets a crow that sounds oddly like a handsome young man he knows! Inusaki can communicate with birds—and some of them are real jerks! …

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Book Review: The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune

The House in the Cerulean Sea Author: T.J. KlunePublisher: Tor Books (March 17, 2020)Hardcover, 398 pagesFantasy, Adult FantasyGoodreads Summary A magical island. A dangerous task. A burning secret. Linus Baker leads a quiet, solitary life. At forty, he lives in a tiny house with a devious cat and his old records. As a Case Worker …

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