“Three words, large enough to tip the world. I remember you.” France, 1714: in a moment of desperation, a young woman makes a Faustian bargain to live forever and is cursed to be forgotten by everyone she meets. Thus begins the extraordinary life of Addie LaRue, and a dazzling adventure that will play out acrossContinue reading “Book Review: The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue”
“We should all speak like sirens. Use our voices to make a difference, because all of them matter.” Tavia is already at odds with the world, forced to keep her siren identity under wraps in a society that wants to keep her kind under lock and key. Never mind she’s also stuck in Portland, Oregon,Continue reading “Book Review: A Song Below Water”
Though this is what I could call a “comfort book” and I knew everything would work out in the end, I still felt very much compelled to read on and on. I laughed and I cried in equal measure.
In general, this is a nice book and I’m happy that Anne continues to be such an important character. But it certainly didn’t feel like Anne most of the time, which is a shame. Most of the time it felt like someone writing a very nice fan-fiction, but they didn’t actually know the books that well.
That door; it drew her like an enchanted flame. Kyle’s in there! The thought came to her as though someone screamed it. She put her hands over her ears, it was so loud. He’s in there! Open the door! Open it! Open it now! Her bones sang with the knowledge. Kyle was behind that door,Continue reading “Book Review: The Grimoire of Kensington Market”
Feeling a presence beside me, I lifted my head saw the white unicorn. My heart softened, my shoulders relaxed. The unicorn was so close, I knew I could touch him. I reached out a tentative hand and placed it on his mud-splattered, white coat. A calm warmth flooded me.” Sixteen-year-old Princess Cora has a darkContinue reading “Book Review: Shadows of Lela”
Disclaimer: I don’t write these fancy long book reviews for books that I didn’t love or had a big impact on me, but this book did have an impact on me. This book was the pinnacle of untapped potential. It had a great premise, but so much was left untouched. Anyway, I’ll get to thatContinue reading “Book Review: A Discovery of Witches”
To believe in only the practical, the rational, the realistic was a kind of glamour as well. But he couldn’t enjoy the illusion of order anymore. Monsters aren’t real until you meet one. When Apollo Kagwa’s father disappeared, he left his son a box of books and strange recurring dreams. Now Apollo is a fatherContinue reading “Book Review: The Changeling”
Reality never changes. Only our recollections of it do. Whenever a moment passes, we pass along with it into the realm of memory. And in that realm, geometries change. Contours shift, shades lighten, objectivities dissolve. Memory becomes what we need it to be. When neurosurgeon Jake Breaker operates, he knows he’s handling more than aContinue reading “Book Review: The Saturday Night Ghost Club”
The sea offered her a song of bravery and love. It came from a long way away, as if someone somewhere in the world had sung it many years ago, for those on the shore who didn’t dare to take the plunge. Marianne is stuck in a loveless, unhappy marriage. After forty-one years, she hadContinue reading “Book Review: The Little French Bistro”