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 […]
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
I really, really, really enjoyed this book. To start off this review, I actually want to pause and shout out to the main narrator, Graham Halstead. I rarely talk about the narrators in my reviews even though most of my reading is audiobooks. That said, when one is either very good or very bad, I like to highlight it. Graham Halstead is fantastic. Aside from having just the right cadence and buttery tone to embody James Watson, I’ve never noticed a narrator pay attention to the detail in book about the voice. At one point, Watson mentions when he’s angry, his accent […]
About 10% of the way into Carve the Mark, I started fishing through friend reviews on Goodreads. I was bored. I wanted to know if other people were bored, too. It seemed like – overwhelmingly – they were! I also learned that there was a lot of controversy surround this book, so I think it’s only fair to point out a little bit of it. The publisher sponsored many reviews. This means that they paid prominent bloggers, vloggers, and Goodreads accounts to read the book. This is totally different than simply providing an ARC – there’s so much more pressure to give a […]
I think Heretics Anonymous is a really important book to have out there, and I think that a lot of people will be offended by it. Please take this all with a grain salt, because with anything controversial, personal experiences tends to shade the review. I am going to try really hard not to discuss too much theology here, because I feel like that will lead to arguments, and this is a book review blog. That said, I think a little background on my own experience is required to give a fair frame for this review. I’ll keep it as brief as possible. […]
Love, love, love.