This all new book (release date October 13, 2020) reads like an old world fairy tale. You would never know that it isn’t a 100 year old tale that someone dug out of the back of a falling apart hardback in the grandmother’s bookshelf. While this isn’t strictly Halloween themed, it is a Sci-Fi DystopianContinue reading “The Puppet Masters Apprentice”
I couldn’t think of a better book to kick off October than Stephen King’s horror classic The Stand. Pandemic, anyone? This isn’t necessarily a review. It’s more my happy memories of reading The Stand several times, both in its original published form and in the later released uncut version. The first time I read TheContinue reading “The Stand by Stephen King”
(this review is from 2018- re running it here for Spooktober!) Two years later I can tell you that this book has grown on me. I read it each October along with a few other Spooky favorites. It holds up and if you love Halloween and the Hocus Pocus fandom it is still a mustContinue reading “Hocus Pocus and The All New Sequel”
Oh my, but this is a beautifully written novel. I savored every word of it, and as soon as I read the last page I wanted to open the book up to the first page. I read it too fast and gave myself a case of book hangover. Fifty Words for Rain is set inContinue reading “Fifty Words for Rain by Asha Lemmie”
I decided to give the final book in the series, War Storm, another chance. I couldn’t put it down, and now I have book hangover. I do have Broken Throne to look forward to. I think I’ll set it aside for a week so I don’t get burnout like I did from reading the seriesContinue reading “The Red Queen Series by Victoria Aveyard: A Revisionist Review”
I really enjoyed the first two books in this series. The premise is great: the unfairness of having wealth and by power by the only virtue of being born in the right family, or in this case having silver blood instead of red blood. Then there is the female protagonist, Mare, a Red blood withContinue reading “The Red Queen Series by Victoria Aveyard”
“Anyone can betray anyone.” Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard is the first of four novels in a YA fantasy/dystopian series. It is set in a world divided into royalty and commoners without many people in between. The royal families have Silver blood and are blessed with powerful abilities. Some can read and destroy minds, someContinue reading “Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard”
“Life has a way of working out when we work at it.” I went into this book with high expectations, and they were exceeded. I first fell in love with Terry McMillan when I read How Stella Got Her Groove Back years ago. I thought I had read everything she wrote, but I was pleasantlyContinue reading “It’s Not All Down Hill From Here by Terry McMillian”
Note to Bookish Society Round Table Teens: I nearly chose this for our September book. From the publisher: In 1992, Amra was a teen in Bihac, Bosnia, when her best friend said they couldn’t speak anymore. Her friend didn’t say why, but Amra knew the reason: Amra was Muslim. It was the first sign herContinue reading “The Cat I Never Named by Amra Sabic-El-Rayess”
“Don’t worry. It’s just a few dropped stitches. In knitting there’s never a problem that can’t be fixed. It’s only yarn.“ Strong Knits is a neighborhood establishment in Harlem, run by Mama Joy. The book starts off right after Mama Joy’s funeral, leaving her four adopted sons and her assistant, Kerry, to decide what toContinue reading “Real Men Knit by Kwana Jackson”
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