Origins: #bookreview

In Origins by Lyla Oweds, Bianca has led a very sheltered life. Her so-called best friend, Finn, has taken care of her for awhile, except that he is keeping her isolated from people and the real world. He even has settings on her phone for what she can Google. If it’s something that he doesn’tContinue reading “Origins: #bookreview”

10 Books on the #AlreadyRead List: Part 19

Paradise. Beloved. For some reason, my Goodreads list was organized by date added last time. It’s kind of odd because all of the other lists are alphabetical by author. Probably. Anyway, I love “Beloved” so much that it’s worth another mention. Lolita. I did not love it but I finished it. It was assigned forContinue reading “10 Books on the #AlreadyRead List: Part 19”

The Startup Wife: #bookreview

Most of The Startup Wife by Tahmima Anam is set in Utopia. Utopia isn’t heaven. It is a place for startup companies to develop and become successful. Asha Ray sees her high school crush, Cyrus Jones. They begin a whirlwind romance, get married and develop an app based on an idea that Cyrus had aboutContinue reading “The Startup Wife: #bookreview”

The Phone Booth at the Edge of the World: #bookreview

It was definitely not in my plan but I finished reading this book, The Phone Booth at the Edge of the World, about 4 days before my mom passed away in January. It is hard to believe that a month has gone by already. In my opinion, the phone booth at the edge of theContinue reading “The Phone Booth at the Edge of the World: #bookreview”

The Two-Faced Queen: #bookreview

Does anyone else enjoy historical fiction set in medieval times in a country that isn’t specifically any country but it could always be mistaken for England? The Two-Faced Queen by Nick Martell is set in The Hollows, which could be England or King’s Landing. Everyone believes that Michael Kingman is a traitor or at leastContinue reading “The Two-Faced Queen: #bookreview”

The Keeper: #bookreview

Rachel Jameson is a senior at Glendale College. I’m not sure if it’s the same place as the college in California. Apparently, someone wasn’t paying attention to the location except that they seemed to have lovely weather most of the time. Rachel aka RJ was able to get an athletic scholarship by playing soccer. RJ’sContinue reading “The Keeper: #bookreview”

The Gaps: #bookreview

The important thing about the setting of The Gaps by Leanne Hall is that it could be set in almost any urban area in almost any predominantly English-speaking country. The main characters could be our neighbors or even our own daughters. Most of the book takes place in and around Balmoral Ladies College. The storyContinue reading “The Gaps: #bookreview”

Sorrowland: #bookreview

If you are ready for an LGBT Gothic Science Fiction novel, then Sorrowland by Rivers Solomon will be ready for you on May 4, 2021. It is like no other book that I have read before, which is saying something. I have read a lot of books. The book begins as Vern has just escapedContinue reading “Sorrowland: #bookreview”

Aether Ones: #bookreview

Synopsis of Aether Ones by Wendie Coffman-Porter: Long ago, the Great Sundering ripped the universe apart, creating two separate realities. The kuldain realm developed advanced technology, and its inhabitants travel the universe on massive ships to colonize and expand their empire. The aether realm, meanwhile, harnessed the magic of the massively powerful eldrich energy thatContinue reading “Aether Ones: #bookreview”

Wild Women and the Blues: #bookreview

Honestly, I wish I could have witnessed the Jazz Age in Chicago. Denny S. Bryce’s Wild Women and the Blues is set in Chicago circa 1925. Film student, Sawyer Hayes, is trying to discover the history of Honoree Dalcour and how she relates to the filmmaker, Oscar Micheaux. Sawyer has found a film in hisContinue reading “Wild Women and the Blues: #bookreview”

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