Book Review: A Spindle Splintered by Alix E. Harrow

A Spindle Splintered Author: Alix E. HarrowSeries: SeriesPublisher: Tor.com (October 5, 2021)Hardcover, 128 pagesFantasy, Retellings (Sleeping Beauty)Goodreads Summary It's Zinnia Gray's twenty-first birthday, which is extra-special because it's the last birthday she'll ever have. When she was young, an industrial accident left Zinnia with a rare condition. Not much is known about her illness, just …

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Readathon: #BangInTheNightBingo

I am WAY EXCITED about this month (and a bit) readathon hosted by the #ButDoTheyBang team (@onthesamepa9e @miss_melissalee and @bandherbooks) Here's a link to the official Twitter thread. #ButDoTheyBang also has a really hoppin' Discord, which is full of people making recs for this readathon as well as some fun readalongs! If you're not already …

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Book Review: Under the Whispering Door by T.J. Klune

Under the Whispering Door Author: T.J. KlunePublisher: Tor Books (September 21, 2021)Hardcover, 384 pagesGenre, Sub-genresGoodreads Summary When a reaper comes to collect Wallace Price from his own funeral, Wallace suspects he really might be dead. Instead of leading him directly to the afterlife, the reaper takes him to a small village. On the outskirts, off …

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Book Review: People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry

People We Meet on Vacation Author: Emily HenryPublisher: Berkley Books (May 11, 2021)Paperback, 364 pagesRomance, Adult Contemporary RomanceGoodreads Summary Two best friends. Ten summer trips. One last chance to fall in love. Poppy and Alex. Alex and Poppy. They have nothing in common. She’s a wild child; he wears khakis. She has insatiable wanderlust; he …

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Book Review: Six Crimson Cranes by Elizabeth Lim

Six Crimson Cranes Author: Elizabeth LimSeries: Six Crimson Cranes, book 1Publisher:  Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers (July 6, 2021)Hardcover, 464 pagesFantasy, YA Fantasy, Retellings Goodreads Summary Shiori, the only princess of Kiata, has a secret. Forbidden magic runs through her veins. Normally she conceals it well, but on the morning of her betrothal …

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Book Review: Bombshell by Sarah MacLean

Bombshell Author: Sarah MacLeanSeries: Hell's Belles, book 1Publisher: Avon (August 24, 2021)Mass Market Paperback, 394 pagesRomance, Adult Historical Romance (Victorian)Goodreads Summary After years of living as London’s brightest scandal, Lady Sesily Talbot has embraced the reputation and the freedom that comes with the title. No one looks twice when she lures a gentleman into the …

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Book Review: If the Shoe Fits by Julie Murphy

If the Shoe Fits Author: Julie MurphySeries: Meant to Be, book 1Publisher: Hyperion Avenue (August 3, 2021)Paperback, 304 pagesRomance, New Adult Romance, Retelling (Cinderella)Goodreads Summary If the shoe doesn’t fit, maybe it’s time to design your own. Cindy loves shoes. A well-placed bow or a chic stacked heel is her form of self-expression. As a …

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Book Review: When You Wish Upon a Duke by Charis Michaels

When You Wish Upon a Duke Author: Charis MichaelsSeries: Awakened by a Kiss, book 2Publisher: Avon (August 24, 2021)Mass Market Paperback, 384 pagesRomance, Adult Historical RomanceGoodreads Summary All it takes... After a childhood spent cavorting around Europe with a dangerous crowd, Miss Isobel Tinker has parlayed her experience and language skills into a safe, reliable …

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Readathon: #MagicalReadathon: Orilium – The Novice Path

I am very excited about this readathon! Hosted by @MagicalReadthn on Twitter, there's a whole big backstory and everything! Check out the announcement video on YouTube - the description also includes links to some downloadable as well as a text version of the story in the video for, uh, those of us who don't have …

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Book Review: The Wingman by A. Poland

The Wingman Author: A. PolandPublisher: Nine Star Press (July 26, 2021)Kindle editionRomance, New Adult Contemporary Romance, LGBQIAGoodreads Summary Always the wingman, never the one. Nathan, a college student with a thing for funky hats and a definite not-thing for the great outdoors, has been a wingman extraordinaire for his lifelong best friend Lorcan for as long …

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