Malibu Rising is the latest, highly anticipated release from Taylor Jenkins Reid — fans of Evelyn Hugo and Daisy Jones. While this book has crossover with the other two — they take place in the same 'universe' — Malibu Rising is a very different story. It depicts the dark side of fame and the ones it can leave behind.
The Final Girl Support Group by Grady Hendrix Publisher: Titan Books Publication date: 13 July 2021 Genre: Horror Page count: 400 pages Rating: 2 out of 5 stars I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This review is spoiler-free. In horror movies, the final girl is the one who's … Continue reading Book Review: The Final Girl Support Group by Grady Hendrix
Pandora's Jar by Natalie Haynes Publisher: Picador Publication date: 13 May 2021 Genre: Non fiction Page count: 320 pages Rating: 4 out of 5 stars The Greek myths are among the world's most important cultural building blocks and they have been retold many times, but rarely do they focus on the remarkable women at the … Continue reading Book Review: Pandora’s Jar: Women in the Greek Myths by Natalie Haynes
Nothing but Blackened Teeth by Cassandra Khaw Publisher: Tor Dot Com Publication date: 19 October 2021 Genre: Horror Page count: 128 pages Rating: 4 out of 5 stars I received a digital copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This review is spoiler-free. Cassandra Khaw's Nothing But Blackened Teeth … Continue reading Book Review: Nothing but Blackened Teeth by Cassandra Khaw
The Jasmine Throne by Tasha Suri Publication date: 10 June 2021 Publisher: Orbit Genre: Fantasy Page count: 562 pages Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This review is spoiler-free. I am a huge fan of Tasha Suri's books so The Jasmine Throne … Continue reading Book Review: The Jasmine Throne by Tasha Suri
Orfeia by Joanne M. Harris Publisher: Gollancz Publication date: 3 September 2020 Genre: Fantasy novella Page count: 224 pages Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars For the past few years, I find myself looking forward to the latest installment in Joanne M. Harris' Child Ballad novellas. Lovely, atmospheric, and such a treat to read, … Continue reading Book Review: Orfeia by Joanne M. Harris
The Luminous Dead by Caitlin Starling Publisher: HarperVoyager Publication date: 16 May 2019 Genre: Science fiction Page count: 432 pages Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars My spooky October reading continues with the tense sci-fi thriller, The Luminous Dead. I was so curious about this one because I wasn't sure what to expect -- was … Continue reading Book Review: The Luminous Dead by Caitlin Starling
Having read and loved Clark's Cairo novellas earlier this year, I was so incredibly excited to read an advance copy of his upcoming novella, Ring Shout. Although it is very different in terms of tone and setting, Clark's newest story is an incredibly powerful horror tale.
Dangerous Remedy has been on my radar for ages -- I love a good historical fantasy and the French Revolution setting caught my eye. I think that for a reader like me, who has become incredibly picky about what I do and do not like in YA over the years, this one didn't quite hit the mark. However, I think you'll enjoy this one if you're a dedicated YA reader and are looking for a fantasy with a different flavour.
I'll be honest, "gender-swapped Alexander the Great retelling set in space" was all I needed to know about Unconquerable Sun when it originally crossed my path -- it immediately got added to the "most anticipated books of the year" list. Having only read, but absolutely adored, one book by Kate Elliott before, I knew she'd be able to pull of a book with such an epic scope.