If I’m Being Honest Review: Taming of the Shrew “retelling”

I can't remember how I came across If I'm Being Honest, but I remember reading the summary of it and thinking "this is the kind of romance I am very interested in reading." Cameron was a little rough to enjoy at the beginning of the book, but that was part of her character development. This … Continue reading If I’m Being Honest Review: Taming of the Shrew “retelling”

Prepped Quick Review: doomsday prepping and a coming of age

I'm not a doomsday person and I don't really watch doomsday prepper stuff, but I do think about the zombie apocalypse or the general apocalypse every few days, so a doomsday prepper love story seemed like my kind of book. I was really intrigued with the concept and how it played out in the community, … Continue reading Prepped Quick Review: doomsday prepping and a coming of age

Everything I Thought I Knew Review: inexplicable magic/science (the best kind)

I am a sucker for books that contain just a little bit of magical or scientific phenomenon that is never explained. I don't know what it is about not getting an explanation, but I think it's that I can focus on the what instead of the why. I think it comes from my deep love … Continue reading Everything I Thought I Knew Review: inexplicable magic/science (the best kind)

Turtle Under Ice Review: grief, sisterhood, and change

Another book of verse! These are a great way to go if you're looking to complete your reading goal before the end of the year! *Hint*Hint*. This book explored grief and how well we actually know our family members. I thought that was a really interesting way to explore the ripple effects of death. It's … Continue reading Turtle Under Ice Review: grief, sisterhood, and change

The Henna Wars Review: competition, romance, and sisterhood

So sisterhood has been a running theme in the book I've been reading recently and I am not upset about it one bit. I think that the sisters in this book are the true stars of the plot. Nishat and her sister's relationship is so authentic and relatable. They're also so loving toward each other … Continue reading The Henna Wars Review: competition, romance, and sisterhood

Night Circus Review & Unpopular opinions

Unpopular opinion: this book did not live up to the expectations people had given me. Of course it's an interesting book with a beautiful concept and engaging characters, but I found the ending to be predictable and... not tragic enough? I know. I know. I'm a monster, but hear me out. I might have just … Continue reading Night Circus Review & Unpopular opinions

Song of Wraiths and Ruin Review

Woohoo! I finished this book just in time for my library due date and I'm incredibly proud of myself. It's the small things truly. https://videopress.com/v/wdXY5bte?preloadContent=metadata I picked this book up because I'm trying to read more fantasy by Black authors. SO if you have more recommendations PLEASE leave them in the comments below! I'd also … Continue reading Song of Wraiths and Ruin Review