Genre: LGBTQ

The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee

The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee

You know that feeling when you read a book or watch a movie and feel like you’re found a kindred spirit in the creator?  That’s how I feel about Mackenzi Lee and The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue.  There are so many bits and pieces that I really loved about this book… both its content and the writing itself. Okay so first of all, let’s talk about the language Mackenzi Lee used.  It’s perfect.  Both the dialogue and the narrative flow expertly.  The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue is completely immersive.  Mackenzi Lee has gone the extra mile to use […]

Posted August 7, 2019 in Reviews // 4 Comments //
Mini Reviews:  Tess of the Road, Daughter of the Burning City, & The Game of Love and Death

Mini Reviews: Tess of the Road, Daughter of the Burning City, & The Game of Love and Death

I know I rarely do mini reviews (read: never) but every once and a while, I do humor myself and re-read a book that I’ve read before.  For posts like these, I don’t think that a unique, standing review is strictly necessary.  After all, I’ve already outlined all the good stuff about these novels.  However, experiences differ between an initial read vs. a reread, and I still want to talk about these books. To solve the repeat-book dilemma, I’ve decided that every time I collect 3 re-reads, I’m going to give y’all a set of mini reviews!  Not as much of a […]

Posted July 30, 2019 in Reviews // 2 Comments //
The Affair of the Mysterious Letter by Alexis Hall

The Affair of the Mysterious Letter by Alexis Hall

From what I can see of his previous works, The Affair of the Mysterious Letter is a little out of his normal wheelhouse.  A lot of what Alexis Hall writes tends to be paranormal romance, which is one of my least favorites genres.  Had I known that, I probably would not have requested this one… but!  The Affair of the Mysterious Letter is NOT a paranormal romance!  This book is a fantasy retelling a la Sherlock Holmes and that is why I requested it and that is certainly what I got. The writing style in this novel is an absolutely delight, but it has its […]

Posted June 5, 2019 in Reviews // 2 Comments //
The Lost Coast by Amy Rose Capetta

The Lost Coast by Amy Rose Capetta

I really, really enjoy Amy Rose Capetta’s writing style.  If you’ve been around this blog before, you’ve heard me babble about how much I enjoyed Echo After Echo.  This book has a similar feel in its characters, but the aesthetic of a town among the Redwoods feels so vibrant and alive.  Amy Rose Capetta is a master of atmosphere, and I fall into her books so easily.  I am here for anything she writes.  Even when the story or the characters aren’t amazing, her writing style gets me to the end easily. With the same characteristic as Echo After Echo, The Lost Coast was a […]

Posted May 2, 2019 in Reviews // 2 Comments //
Starworld by Audrey Coulthurst and Paula Garner

Starworld by Audrey Coulthurst and Paula Garner

Right off the bat, I’m in love with Starworld.  This unexpected novel pulls so many of my heartstrings. I am absolutely one of those humans who likes finding people in books I can relate to, and from page one, Sam Jones was my girl. Things I like about Sam: She hides in Art Class. She’s terrified of humans and still texts like the most amazing nerd ever. She hides in bathroom stalls for peace and quiet when the world is too much. If that were all there was to it, I’d be a fan of this book, because already I’m […]

Posted April 4, 2019 in Reviews // 0 Comments //
The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black

The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black

I have to confess I wasn’t expecting much from The Darkest Part of the Forest.  There are a lot of Holly black fans out there, so I can understand how that statement is most likely shocking.  Truth be told, my previous experience with Holly Black has only been the Spiderwick Chronicles and while creative, I found them a little off-putting.  Also, I experienced them as an adult, so the magic didn’t really work on me.  I’m glad I kept other Holly Black titles on my TBR, because if there is a Queen of Faerie, it’s Holly. The integration between faerie and […]

Posted March 6, 2019 in Reviews // 9 Comments //