Book Review: A Wizard’s Guide to Defensive Baking by T Kingfisher

A Wizard's Guide to Defensive Baking by T Kingfisher 🌲🌲🌲🌲🌲/5 Fourteen-year-old Mina never meant to get arrested. In fact, she shouldn't have been arrested at all. She was the one who found the body of the girl in her aunt's bakery, but because Mina is a wizard (does being able to magic bread even count … Continue reading Book Review: A Wizard’s Guide to Defensive Baking by T Kingfisher

Book Review: Fevered Star by Rebecca Roanhorse

I feel like this is more appropriately titled: Fevered Star, and other sequels that didn't wow me like book 1 Because yes, this is going to have two extra mini reviews tacked on to the end, for Katherine Addison's Witness for the Dead (a companion novel to The Goblin Emperor) and Sarah Lyons Fleming's second … Continue reading Book Review: Fevered Star by Rebecca Roanhorse

Book Review: Siren Queen by Nghi Vo

Siren Queen by Nghi Vo 🌲🌲🌲🌲/5 "No maids," I said, thrusting my chin up. "No funning talking, no fainting flowers." In this Hollywood, the monsters on screen aren't half as bad the monsters behind the scenes, controlling everything, from their stars' names to the people they love. Luli Wei would do anything to be a … Continue reading Book Review: Siren Queen by Nghi Vo

Book Review: The Memory Librarian by Janelle Monáe

The Memory Librarian by Janelle Monáe 🌲🌲🌲🌲🌲/5 Oh, to live in a world that saw and valued you! An anthology of dystopian short stories about queer women of color finding joy where they can in the middle of a world where memory is curated, collected and removed. This is a world where resistance to totalitarianism … Continue reading Book Review: The Memory Librarian by Janelle Monáe

Book Review: Squire by Sara Alfageeh & Nadia Shammas

Squire by Sara Alfageeh & Nadia Shammas 🌲🌲🌲🌲/5 All her life, Azia has dreamed of being a knight of the Bayt-Sajji Empire. Never mind the empire is not as great as it once was, or that she is a member of the Ornu people, who have been turned into scapegoats for the Empire's woes. Azia … Continue reading Book Review: Squire by Sara Alfageeh & Nadia Shammas

Book Review: Travelers Along the Way

Travelers Along the Way by Aminah Mae Safi 🌲🌲🌲🌲/5 Rahma al-Hud has followed her sister Zeena from their homeland to the heart of the Crusades. Ordered to flee before the city they are defending falls to the Faranji invaders and is sacked, Rahma is almost relieved to go home...except Zeena refuses. There are still battles … Continue reading Book Review: Travelers Along the Way

Book Review: The Kaiju Preservation Society

The Kaiju Preservation Society by John Scalzi 🌲🌲🌲🌲/5 When Covid hits New York City, Jamie Grey finds himself stuck working for the same food delivery app that fired him. He hates it, but there aren't a whole lot of other options with the city stuck in lockdown and businesses letting people go in floods. One … Continue reading Book Review: The Kaiju Preservation Society

Top Ten Tuesday: Books too Good to Review Right

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. This week's prompt is books that were too good to review right. … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Books too Good to Review Right

Book Review: Delilah Green Doesn’t Care

Delilah Green Doesn't Care by Ashley Herring Blake 🌲🌲🌲🌲🌲/5 "No country for old shit boots." Orphaned Delilah Green had no desire to return to Bright Falls, Oregon, and her stepfamily. Nope, not ever. Her career as a photographer was finally taking off, and her life was in NYC. Until her sister Astrid calls and reminds … Continue reading Book Review: Delilah Green Doesn’t Care