Bless me, cannonballers, for I have sinned – it’s been months since my last review. But now that it’s January, I find myself back on my bullshit here, attempting a cannonball for the 4th time. After a few half-starts on New Year’s Day, I just devoured Lily King’s Writers & Lovers. Casey Peabody is a writer barely making ends meet by waiting tables in 1997 Cambridge, Mass. I struggle to sum up the book’s action. It was one of the reasons why it took me […]
Grave Destiny is the sixth book in Kalayna Price’s Grave Witch series. In this world, witches and fae exist. Alex Craft grew up a witch but discover she has a secret magic heritage. This book is all about her figuring more about her special powers and solving yet another mystery in the faerie realm. A noble is murdered and made to look like the Shadow court is involved. Dugan who we met in previous books hires Alex to figure out the truth. He is an […]
This is a mystery starring a bunch of Irish people with a taste of the possibly-supernatural thrown in. It reads like Tana French wrote it when she was in eighth grade, before she learned to actually be good. Nora’s sister Triona was murdered five years ago. She suspects her sister’s husband Peter, but the rich golden boy was never charged, and the murder is still unsolved. Nora fled home to Ireland to recover, but returns to her family’s relocated home in the States when she […]
In the mood for some new adult sci-fi with a brilliant ass-kicking heroine? Of course you are! Kimberly P. Chase’s The Apollo Academy is the first book of a promising new series about Aurora Titon, an heiress who’s training to be a shuttle pilot for lunar missions. She may, in fact, be the best pilot the Academy has ever trained — assuming she survives her first semester, since someone is apparently trying to kill her.
In a fantasy world heavily inspired by Russian folklore elements (which is also reflected in the gorgeous cover design of the books), Alina and Mal are orphans raised on the estate of a benevolent Duke. Growing up, they are inseparable, when they grow up, they (like most others) join the First Army, Alina as a mapmaker, Mal as a tracker. Alina is skinny, pale and insignificant, watching Mal mostly from afar. He’s grown up handsome, charming, popular and makes female conquests wherever he goes. Occasionally […]