recommendations and reviews for the aspiring reader

recommendations and reviews for the aspiring reader

Category: Series

Recommendation: Throne of Glass

Recommendation: Throne of Glass

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas   Three years ago I was wandering the bookstore with my husband. Newly pregnant after several years and countless disappointments, we were taking this pregnancy slow. Not long into my first trimester, issues with my body arose and […]

Review: Tess of the Road

Review: Tess of the Road

Tess of the Road by Rachel Hartman   I was really excited when Tess of the Road came up for galley and I was given a chance to review this much anticipated novel. A spin-off of the fantasy hit Seraphina, in which a young court […]

Review: The Belles

Review: The Belles

The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton   Enter a world of delightful decadence and of pure, unadulterated perfection that has the ability to be shaped and molded at will. For a price. In the island city of Orléans, the Belles are curators of everything that is […]

Recommendation: My Rotten Stepbrother Ruined Beauty and the Beast

Recommendation: My Rotten Stepbrother Ruined Beauty and the Beast

My Rotten Stepbrother Ruined Beauty and the Beast by Jerry Mahoney   11-year old Maddie watched with equal parts relief and horror as a plague descended upon her home. The sickness was of the love variety, and brought with it a union between her father […]

Recommendation: Passenger

Recommendation: Passenger

Passenger by Alexandra Bracken Passage, n. i. A brief section of music composed of a series of notes and flourishes. ii. A journey by water; a voyage. iii. The transition from one place to another, across space and time.   There are some fantasy worlds […]

Recommendation: China Rich Girlfriend

Recommendation: China Rich Girlfriend

China Rich Girlfriend by Kevin Kwan ” If you want to know what God thinks of money, just look at the people he gave it to. “ — Dorothy Parker   Happy New Year, friends! My first recommendation of the new year is the second […]

Recommendation: Murder on the Orient Express

Recommendation: Murder on the Orient Express

Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie   There are few authors who have been elevated to the level of “master” of their craft. A select few have been able to write novels and short stories that are famously timeless, reaching new readers across […]

Review: Renata (Forbidden Love)

Review: Renata (Forbidden Love)

Renata (Forbidden Love) by Jay Morati   Perfect strangers . . . or something more? Carmine can’t seem to get the pretty brunette bank teller out of his head. The woman’s cheery smile and graceful movements have cemented a place of near worship inside of […]

Recommendation: Crazy Rich Asians

Recommendation: Crazy Rich Asians

Crazy Rich Asians By Kevin Kwan   Rachel Chu is a Stanford-educated economics professor at NYU who loves spending her weekends browsing shops along the cluttered New York sidewalks and grabbing a coffee with her pop-star-handsome boyfriend, Nicholas. They spend Friday nights in bed, laptops […]

Review: Refugees

Review: Refugees

Refugees (Mud, Rocks, and Trees Volume 1) by R. A. Denny ” ‘In the last days, when the new star glows in the skies; Out of the depths of the rocks we call. Hear our cries! As earth’s secrets unfold, he who sleeps will arise; […]