Category: book review

Book Review: A Higher Education: A Modern Retelling of Pride and Prejudice by Rosalie Stanton

It is a truth universally acknowledged that first impressions are a bitch. In a sea of college freshmen, Elizabeth Bennet feels more like a den mother than a returning student. She’d rather be playing Exploding Kittens than dodge-the-gropers at a frat party, but no way was she letting her innocent, doe-eyed roommate go alone. Everything about Meryton College screams old money—something she and Jane … Read More Book Review: A Higher Education: A Modern Retelling of Pride and Prejudice by Rosalie Stanton

Book Review: Rapunzel’s Surrender by Jacinta Laurenti

  She is queen and a widow, and an invading army is approaching the castle. The enemy covets the mountain of gold buried under the fortress, and many of the queen’s subjects have fled. As a bitter wind sweeps over the castle walls and whispers to the queen, a stranger arrives at the gate begging to be allowed in. She’s injured, but Rapunzel recognizes … Read More Book Review: Rapunzel’s Surrender by Jacinta Laurenti

Book Review: Perfect Rhythm by Jae

This past week, October 22-28, was asexual awareness week. Asexual Awareness Week is an international campaign that seeks to educate about asexual, aromantic, demisexual, and grey-asexual experiences and to create materials that are accessible to our community and our allies around the world. Asexuality is not a widely known orientation so when I realized Holly Drummond in Perfect Rhythm identifies as ace, I was … Read More Book Review: Perfect Rhythm by Jae

Book Review: Seer’s Stone by Holly Evans

October is my month to read and plan for NaNoWriMo. It’s a good way for me to get through my TBR pile … if it quit growing. Anyway, I decided to kick the month off with the brand new release Seers Stone by Holly Evans. Part of the Ink Born world, it is full of fun and magic.  Here is the official blurb: My … Read More Book Review: Seer’s Stone by Holly Evans

Book Review: Blood & Ink by Holly Evans

It has been quite a while since I’ve read urban fantasy yet this past month I’ve seemingly been on a UF kick.  While it’s not high on my list of go-to genre’s (mostly due to lack of MOGAI representation) I have enjoyed it in the past. Which is what makes Evans’ book all that much more fun to me. When I picked up Stolen Ink … Read More Book Review: Blood & Ink by Holly Evans

Book Review: Spectered Isle by KJ Charles

Disclaimer: I was given a free advanced readers copy of the novel Spectered Isle in exchange for an honest review. The newest Green Men series is set in 1920s England. The Great War is over, the Twenties are roaring in, the Bright Young Things hold ever more extravagant parties. It seems as though the world has changed for good. But some far older forces are … Read More Book Review: Spectered Isle by KJ Charles

Book Review: Ice in Sunlight

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.     “I think I’m supposed to be dead.” Corwen’s emotions are a frozen wasteland after years of enslavement and abuse. When he’s finally rescued, freedom isn’t enough to thaw the wintry landscape of his heart. Slowly, his new compatriots teach him that physical intimacy is a sacred gift, … Read More Book Review: Ice in Sunlight

Queer Lit Book Review: Lord Mouse

I’ve been reading a lot of great books lately but it’s been a rare thing to find a book that hits all my literary kinks. I’ve been searching for well crafted fantasy with queer characters for so long I almost decided to write something myself. Then I happened upon a review by Just Love that sounded promising. Boy did it deliver. Lord Mouse is everything I’ve … Read More Queer Lit Book Review: Lord Mouse