The Saint of Bright Doors by Vajra Chandrasekera – ARC review

This was such an immersive experience I’m having trouble finding words to describe it. I didn’t know I had an issue with book series splitting their worldbuilding into multiple books until I finished this and realized what a richly packed story it is in just one book. Fetter’s mother ripped his shadow away from himContinue reading “The Saint of Bright Doors by Vajra Chandrasekera – ARC review”

Dear authors

Stop reading reviews. Don’t do it. If you’re doing it and feel your fingers getting itchy and you find yourself opening twitter, or instagram, or tiktok, and pouring your heart out and thinking “This is it. Today is the day that I end all that’s wrong with the book community. Today is the day theyContinue reading “Dear authors”

Famous for a Living by Melissa Ferguson – an ARC review

I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own. As a work of literary fiction about a 30 year old phone-addicted woman discovering the life and its charms outside of social media, this book sort of holds up. As a romance… not so much. Famous for aContinue reading “Famous for a Living by Melissa Ferguson – an ARC review”

10 short books I fell in love with this year

Recently I set out to find and read a bunch of short books to get ahead of my reading goal and yes, it did feel like cheating. It also resulted in me finding 10 gems I will now share in no particular order. • Open Water by Caleb Azumah Nelson I lied. I saved theContinue reading “10 short books I fell in love with this year”

Review of The Last Minute First Lady by Tinia Montfors

I’d seen this book do rounds on twitter some time ago, so when I saw it while casually scrolling on BookSirens I all but tripped over myself to get it. Marriage of convenience is my weak point; combine it with a pretty cover and you got me hooked. Cassian is a lawyer and politician runningContinue reading “Review of The Last Minute First Lady by Tinia Montfors”

Small Worlds by Caleb Azumah Nelson – a review

Thank you to Grove Atlantic and NetGalley for providing this ARC in exchange for my honest opinion. I couldn’t be more grateful that I got to be one of the first reviewers. I’m gonna start out strong and say that reading Open Water convinced me that Caleb Azumah Nelson is one of the greatest writersContinue reading “Small Worlds by Caleb Azumah Nelson – a review”

Kingdom of the Feared – a rant review

I read Kingdom of the Wicked in May this year and if you were in the corner of the internet I was in, you were bombarded with praise for it. I was 8 months pregnant and had been very much enjoying fantasy romance, and the promise of a slow burn, 3 part series that progressivelyContinue reading “Kingdom of the Feared – a rant review”

‘Murder your Employer’ ARC review

ARC courtesy of Avid Reader Press and NetGalley pub date 21 Feb 2023 rating: 4☆ I have to be honest, I went into this with low expectations and was absolutely blown away. Murder your Employer follows the stories of three McMasters students as they prepare to, well, murder their employers. There are multiple POVs andContinue reading “‘Murder your Employer’ ARC review”