ARC Review: A Trial of Sorcerers by Elise Kova

Ice is in her blood. Eighteen-year-old Waterrunner Eira Landan lives her life in the shadows — the shadow of her older brother, of her magic’s whispers, and of the person she accidentally killed. She’s the most unwanted apprentice in the Tower of Sorcerers until the day she decides to step out and compete for a … Continue reading ARC Review: A Trial of Sorcerers by Elise Kova

Review: Take A Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert

Danika Brown knows what she wants: professional success, academic renown, and an occasional roll in the hay to relieve all that career-driven tension. But romance? Been there, done that, burned the T-shirt. Romantic partners, whatever their gender, are a distraction at best and a drain at worst. So Dani asks the universe for the perfect … Continue reading Review: Take A Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert

My BGPH Titas & Titos’ Valentine’s Day Exchange Gift + February Book Haul

It's that time of the year again! Our book club, as we fondly call ourselves the BGPH Titas and Titos, has this biannual book exchange gift that happens every Valentine's Day and Christmas that started when we first formed our small group almost 3 years ago. It's a well-prepared and though out event that is … Continue reading My BGPH Titas & Titos’ Valentine’s Day Exchange Gift + February Book Haul

ARC Review: All The Wong Shelves by Felicia Blaedel

Nessa Ravn couldn’t have picked a better time to look for a library ghost. Zander is making the right decisions to fight the indifference that has shaped his life. When one of those decisions leaves him temporarily homeless, he never expected to gain a new friend. Nessa is real, she’s honest, and she believes in … Continue reading ARC Review: All The Wong Shelves by Felicia Blaedel

Review: The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty

Nahri has never believed in magic. Certainly, she has power; on the streets of 18th century Cairo, she’s a con woman of unsurpassed talent. But she knows better than anyone that the trade she uses to get by—palm readings, zars, healings—are all tricks, sleights of hand, learned skills; a means to the delightful end of … Continue reading Review: The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty

Review: Get A Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert

Chloe Brown is a chronically ill computer geek with a goal, a plan, and a list. After almost—but not quite—dying, she’s come up with seven directives to help her “Get a Life”, and she’s already completed the first: finally moving out of her glamorous family’s mansion. The next items? • Enjoy a drunken night out.• … Continue reading Review: Get A Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert

Review: Oliver for Young Readers by Steven J. Carino

Everyone loves coming-home stories, especially when they include dogs and happy endings! From Steven Carino and Alex Tresniowski comes Oliver for Young Readers, a heartwarming and true story of a man searching for a beloved lost dog and finding more than he’d ever hoped for. When Steven Carino discovered his dog, Oliver, had been stolen from … Continue reading Review: Oliver for Young Readers by Steven J. Carino

Series Review: The Singing Hills Cycle Series by Nghi Vo

My Thoughts “Angry mothers raise daughters fierce enough to fight wolves. ”The Empress of Salt and Fortune, Nghi Vo   The Singing Hills Cycle is a fantastical Asian-inspired short story series featuring a non-binary cleric named Chih and their mystical memory recording bird named Almost Brilliant as they journey all over the lands to look for … Continue reading Series Review: The Singing Hills Cycle Series by Nghi Vo

ARC Review: Rachel, Out of Office by Christina Hovland

Single mom Rachel Gibson seriously needs a break. Between an absent ex-husband, rowdy twin boys, and running her own work-from-home business, her candle isn't just burning at both ends, it's a full-blown puddle of wax. She's the go-to girl for other entrepreneurs, handling all the tasks they dread. Social media posts? She's got it. Website … Continue reading ARC Review: Rachel, Out of Office by Christina Hovland

Release Blitz & ARC Review: Shattered Love by Bianca Borell

Two heirs, one life-changing event, an epic love story. Bria du Mont and Damien du Sky have been in love for as long as they can remember. Until one event changed everything. Seven years later, Bria and Damien’s past still haunts them. Forced into working together at their combined family’s multibillion-dollar company, they realize they … Continue reading Release Blitz & ARC Review: Shattered Love by Bianca Borell

Your blind spot – ARC Review: Thorn of the Night Blossoms by J.C. Kang

Raised in a clan of imperial spies and assassins, half-elf orphan Jie has only known a love for the blade… until now. During a deep cover mission, a forbidden affection blossoms with a fellow clan member. When rebels learn their true identity, and Jie uncovers a plot against the emperor, she must choose between love … Continue reading Your blind spot – ARC Review: Thorn of the Night Blossoms by J.C. Kang

Nothing beats kindness – Review: The Boy, the Mole, the Fox, and the Horse by Charlie Mackesy

A book of hope for uncertain times. Enter the world of Charlie's four unlikely friends, discover their story and their most important life lessons. The conversations of the boy, the mole, the fox and the horse have been shared thousands of times online, recreated in school art classes, hung on hospital walls and turned into … Continue reading Nothing beats kindness – Review: The Boy, the Mole, the Fox, and the Horse by Charlie Mackesy

On the first day of a new desert – Review: Rebel of the Sands by Alywn Hamilton

Mortals rule the desert nation of Miraji, but mythical beasts still roam the wild and remote areas, and rumor has it that somewhere, djinn still perform their magic.  For humans, it’s an unforgiving place, especially if you’re poor, orphaned, or female. Amani Al’Hiza is all three. She’s a gifted gunslinger with perfect aim, but she … Continue reading On the first day of a new desert – Review: Rebel of the Sands by Alywn Hamilton

The earth always reclaimed what it was owed – Review: The Burning God by R.F. Kuang

After saving her nation of Nikan from foreign invaders and battling the evil Empress Su Daji in a brutal civil war, Fang Runin was betrayed by allies and left for dead.  Despite her losses, Rin hasn’t given up on those for whom she has sacrificed so much—the people of the southern provinces and especially Tikany, … Continue reading The earth always reclaimed what it was owed – Review: The Burning God by R.F. Kuang

Welcome to Transcore – Review: Paris 2119 by Zep & Dominique Bertail

Celebrated author Zep (A Story of Men, A Strange and Beautiful Sound) weaves a mystery borne from humanity's addiction to convenience and technology, and the dangers such addiction can propose. This gorgeously illustrated, poignant sci-fi tale aims a spotlight on current social trends such as over-consumption, climate change, identity theft, and transhumanism. Painted in detailed … Continue reading Welcome to Transcore – Review: Paris 2119 by Zep & Dominique Bertail

On my honor, my life, and my jade – Review: Jade City by Fonda Lee

The Kaul family is one of two crime syndicates that control the island of Kekon. It's the only place in the world that produces rare magical jade, which grants those with the right training and heritage superhuman abilities. The Green Bone clans of honorable jade-wearing warriors once protected the island from foreign invasion--but nowadays, in … Continue reading On my honor, my life, and my jade – Review: Jade City by Fonda Lee

Review: The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samathan Shannon

A world divided. A queendom without an heir. An ancient enemy awakens. The House of Berethnet has ruled Inys for a thousand years. Still unwed, Queen Sabran the Ninth must conceive a daughter to protect her realm from destruction – but assassins are getting closer to her door. Ead Duryan is an outsider at court. … Continue reading Review: The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samathan Shannon

Review: Bringing Down the Duke by Evie Dunmore

England, 1879. Annabelle Archer, the brilliant but destitute daughter of a country vicar, has earned herself a place among the first cohort of female students at the renowned University of Oxford. In return for her scholarship, she must support the rising women's suffrage movement. Her charge: recruit men of influence to champion their cause. Her target: … Continue reading Review: Bringing Down the Duke by Evie Dunmore

Blog Comeback: Books I Want To Read Before 2020 Ends (December TBR)

I am back! It's been a very long time since I posted something in this blog. Long story short, I've taken a year off from medical school because of the pandemic where I know I won't be able to fully achieve a well-rounded practical hands-on hospital experience. So while I'm taking a well-earned break, I … Continue reading Blog Comeback: Books I Want To Read Before 2020 Ends (December TBR)

Review: The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune

Linus Baker leads a quiet, solitary life. At forty, he lives in a tiny house with a devious cat and his old records. As a Case Worker at the Department in Charge Of Magical Youth, he spends his days overseeing the well-being of children in government-sanctioned orphanages. When Linus is unexpectedly summoned by Extremely Upper … Continue reading Review: The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune

Review: Furyborn by Claire Legrand

Title: Furyborn (The Empirium #1) Author: Claire Legrand Release Date: May 2018 Genre: Fantasy, Romance, Young Adult Rating: ★★★ Synopsis: When assassins ambush her best friend, the crown prince, Rielle Dardenne risks everything to save him, exposing her ability to perform all seven kinds of elemental magic. The only people who should possess this extraordinary power are a pair … Continue reading Review: Furyborn by Claire Legrand