Open Water by Caleb Azumah Nelson

Open Water by Caleb Azumah Nelson is an intimate exploration of love and the intensity at which it is injected into us and circulated inside our bloodstream. The type of love is in this book is the type of love that many including myself yearn for. Every sentence written in this book meant something, notContinue reading “Open Water by Caleb Azumah Nelson”

The Fall of Koli (#3 Rampart Trilogy) by M.R. Carey

“Out of all the things I ever done in my life, this journey I’m speaking of was – by a great long way – the most important. Also, it was the one that cost me the most.” The last time I got emotional at an ending of a series was The Burning God by RebeccaContinue reading “The Fall of Koli (#3 Rampart Trilogy) by M.R. Carey”

The Galaxy and the Ground Within (Wayfarer series #4) by Becky Chambers

Becky Chambers with another phenomenal story within the Wayfarer series universe. Having read the other three books in the series, I’ve become accustomed to her way of writing and how she’s able to make you feel so many emotions through the characters and the world. I’m pretty sad that this might be the final bookContinue reading “The Galaxy and the Ground Within (Wayfarer series #4) by Becky Chambers”

The Wolf of Oren Yaro by K.S. Villoso (#1 Bitch Queen Chronicles)

“None of it mattered. My duties were far from over. A wolf of Oren-yaro fights to make it right, down to the last breath. A wolf of Oren-yaro does not beg. A wolf of Oren-yaro suffers in silence” The Wolf of Oren Yaro by K.S. Villoso focuses on the character of Queen Talyien. It hasContinue reading “The Wolf of Oren Yaro by K.S. Villoso (#1 Bitch Queen Chronicles)”

Skyward Inn by Aliya Whitley – Book Review

Skyward Inn is a sci-fi retelling of Jamaica Inn and is told from the POV of Jem and her son Fosse. Although both live within the same vicinity of each other, Fosse has been looked after by Jem’s brother Dominic ever since she went off to fight a war against the Qitan race. Earth wonContinue reading “Skyward Inn by Aliya Whitley – Book Review”

The Shadow of the Gods (The Bloodsworn Trilogy #1) by John Gywnne – Book Review

“Why did you kill him, when he answered everything?” Mord pressed. “Because a cleaved head no longer plots,” Orka growled” The Shadow of the Gods by John Gywnne is a Norse inspired fantasy novel that focuses on three distinct characters. First we have Varg a thrall who having killed his master is now on theContinue reading “The Shadow of the Gods (The Bloodsworn Trilogy #1) by John Gywnne – Book Review”

The Bone Maker by Sarah Beth Durst – Book Review

The Bone Maker focuses on a group of hero’s who 25 years ago managed to save the world from an evil and inhumane bone magician called Eklor. Eklor mass murdererd many innocent people in order to complete his goals. Thankfully the team were able to stop him before i Since then the group has disbandedContinue reading “The Bone Maker by Sarah Beth Durst – Book Review”

The Arsonists City by Hala Alyan – Book Review

The Arsonists City is a multi-generational story that focuses on the Nasar family. After the death of his father, Nasar, a cardiologist, is the new patriarch of the family. Thus, he decides now is the time to go back to Beirut(Lebanon) to sell their ancestral home. His wife, Mazna is Syrian and a former actress.Continue reading “The Arsonists City by Hala Alyan – Book Review”

Shiver by Allie Reynolds – Book Review

“We speed across the plateau. Such emptiness below. I forgot how huge this area is. Walkers hike here in summer and trails zigzag up. It must be beautiful—a mass of Alpine flowers-but all there is to see today is straggly brown grass and rocky scree. No sign of life, not even a bird. The landContinue reading “Shiver by Allie Reynolds – Book Review”

East Goes West by Younghill Kang – Book Review

East Goes West by Younghill Kang was an insightful, often funny and interesting story that focuses on a young man’s journey experiences throughout America and Canada after having arrived from Korea during the 1920’s. The book was actually first published in 1937 and the copy I was lucky enough to receive is the first republishedContinue reading “East Goes West by Younghill Kang – Book Review”