Strong Poison – Read It and Rate It

Strong Poison Lord Peter Wimsey series, book #6 by Dorothy L. Sayers Mystery Realistic Fiction Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) Lord Peter is solving another mystery. This time, it’s the mystery of mystery novelist Harriet Vane – who supposedly murdered her own fiancée. But as he is investigating the mystery, Peter finds himself falling in love with Harriet. Before long, he is racing to prove her innocence – and get her … Read more

Thrones and Dominations – Read It and Rate It

Thrones and Dominations Lord Peter Wimsey series, book #12 by Jill Paton Walsh and Dorothy L. Sayers Mystery Realistic Fiction Review #1 * * * Stars (Pretty good) Lord Peter Wimsey and Harriet have returned from their slightly chaotic honeymoon and are now moving into life together. Before they come back they meet a couple in Paris – Rosamund and her husband who backs plays. Wimsey’s slightly incorrigible sister organizes a dinner for them to … Read more

Lycanthropy and Other Chronic Illnesses – book review

Lycanthropy and Other Chronic Illnesses by Kristen O’Neal Fiction Funny Supernatural * * * Stars (Pretty good) Priya has to take a medical leave of absence from college (pre-med, Stanford) when she is diagnosed with Lyme disease. On some days she can barely function due to pain and brain fog. While she is recuperating she meets new friends through her blog and they form a chronic illness support group. Priya is closest to Brigid (both … Read more

House in the Cerulean Sea – Read It and Rate It

The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune Adventure Fantasy LGBTQ+ Romance Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) The story follows a 40-year-old man named Linus Baker, who works at the Department in Charge of Magical Youth evaluating the well-being of children kept in orphanages authorized by the government. One day Linus is tasked with a new highly classified assignment: to journey to Marsyas Island orphanage and supervise 6 mysterious and … Read more

Gender Queer – book review

Gender Queer: A Memoir  By Maia Kobabe LGBTQ+ Autobiography Graphic Novel Nonfiction * * * * Stars (Great!)  This is Maia Kobabe’s graphical memoir of eir (e uses e/em/eir pronouns) journey to self-discovery as a nonbinary, asexual person. It took some time for em to find the language to describe what e felt/was experiencing, and how to explain it to others (this book is part of that process), as well as a supportive community and … Read more

Klara and the Sun – book review

Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro Science Fiction * * * *  Stars (Great!) Klara is an AF (Artificial Friend) who spends her days observing humans from the window of her shop and dreaming of the day when she will be purchased and matched with a child. Josie, who eventually chooses her, is a sickly, uplifted child whose illness often prevents her from enjoying normal things. Part of Klara’s job as Josie’s friend is … Read more

Until You – Read It and Rate It

Until You Fall Away series, book # 1.5 by Penelope Douglass Realistic Fiction Romance Review #1 * * * * Stars (Great!) Jared’s point of view from the book, “Bully.” Jared’s never really hated her, he only used her as somethin to take out his anger on. He regrets it. However, when he sees her after she comes back from France, he can’t help but love her. He needs to find a way to get … Read more

Bully – Read It and Rate It

Bully Fall Away series, book #1 by Penelope Douglass Realistic Fiction Romance Review #1 * * * * Stars (Great!) Tate and him were best friends once. Soulmates, even, until he turned on her. He made her life a miserable hell. He’s become a bully. Tate goes to France for a year, and when she comes back from France, she starts to fight back. This only provokes him more, but thins take a turn in … Read more

Verity – Read It and Rate It

Verity by Colleen Hoover Horror Mystery Romance Suspense Thriller Review #1 * * * * Stars (Great!) Verity is a very famous writer who happens to be in a serious condition preventing her from writing. Lowen is a very introverted writer who is presented with the opportunity to write as a co-author to finish Verity’s books. When she goes to Verity’s home to gather research on the book series, she finds herself falling for Verity’s … Read more

Terms & Conditions – Read It and Rate It

Terms & Conditions Fine Print series, book #2 by Lauren Asher Romance Review #1 * * * * Stars (Great!) Iris is Declan’s assistant, who has put a great effort into helping him with work. However, now it just got personal when she accepts being his fiance to wife by contract. Declan needs a wife in order to get his inheritance from his grandfather. Will they stick together, to the contract, and dislike each other, … Read more