The Two Faced Queen (#2 The Legacy of the Mercenary King) by Nick Martell

“Living in Hollow had taught me to fundamental truths. The first was that history was fickle and could be rewritten and shaped by those in power. The other was that there was always another secret line below the surface, and that’s true for the truth I couldn’t let any mystery concerning the Heartbreaker go andContinue reading “The Two Faced Queen (#2 The Legacy of the Mercenary King) by Nick Martell”

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 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 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”

A Tip for the Hangman by Allison Epstein

A Tip for the Hangman by Allison Epstein was a fascinating Elizabethan set story that explored the bittersweet life of poet, spy, and screen writer Christopher “Kit” Marlowe. The more the story moved forward the more engrossed I was by his character. I am shocked that this is Allison Epstein’s debut novel. I wouldn’t thoughtContinue reading “A Tip for the Hangman by Allison Epstein”

Mrs Death Misses Death by Salena Godden – Book Review

Having spent an eternity bringing death to people, Mrs Death, an old black woman, is now exhausted and has had enough of all this weight and death on her shoulders. Mrs Death meets Wolfe Willeford, a young writer who has a lot going on himself and has been through a lot in his life. WolfContinue reading “Mrs Death Misses Death by Salena Godden – Book Review”