Book Review – The Once and Future Witches

The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. HarrowMy rating: 5 of 5 starsOn occasion, I read something that moves me. It is rare that something reaches in and wholly shakes the depths of my soul, but it does happen. Reading Harrow’s work was a continuous awakening journey, filled with vivid imagery, endearing characters, beautiful …

Book Review – A Court of Mist and Fury

A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. MaasMy rating: 4 of 5 starsOverall rating: 🖤🖤🖤🖤Romance rating: 18+ (Bumped up from the previous novel, due to the portrayal of some of the darker romantic themes.)I enjoyed this book so much more than the first in the series! There was beautiful character development on Feyre’s …

Book Review – Phoenix Unbound

Phoenix Unbound by Grace DravenMy rating: 3 of 5 stars Overall rating: 🖤🖤🖤.🖤Romance rating: flexible 18+I went back and forth on how to rate this book, and I struggled for a while on putting my finger on exactly what it was that pulled this book back from being rated 4 stars. Grace Draven cultivates immediate …

Book Review – A Court of Thorns and Roses

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. MaasMy rating: 4 of 5 starsFrom the moment that readers are introduced to Feyre, we are immediately immersed and enmeshed with a strong female lead who has been shouldering the burdens of the world on her shoulders. I sympathized with Feyre, and really came to root …

Book Review – Serpent & Dove

Serpent & Dove by Shelby MahurinMy rating: 4 of 5 starsHaunting. Enchanting. The perfect mix of magic, love, and loss.From the moment that the reader becomes acquainted with Lou, we understand that there is something unique and special about this world we are being introduced to. Thrown immediately into a secretive operation between Lou and …

Book Review – Circe

Circe by Madeline MillerMy rating: 5 of 5 starsMadeline Miller quickly made my charts as a favorite author with her retelling of the Greek mythology of Circe, daughter of Helios, the god of the sun. Miller portrays Circe as being the outcast of her own family, as well as an outcast from the gods themselves. …

Book Review – We Were Mothers

We Were Mothers by Katie SiseMy rating: 4 of 5 stars’We Were Mothers’ was a dramatic break from my usual reading, and I opened her pages with no expectations. I was blown away by the realness that Katie Sise wrote into her characters. Somehow, it was as if every relatable housewife/mom/mother/sister/friend had been rolled into …

Book Review – The Song of Achilles

The Song of Achilles by Madeline MillerMy rating: 4 of 5 starsAnother beautiful read, authored by the immensely talented Madeline Miller. I found that I did not like this novel quite as much as I enjoyed ‘Circe,’ but this more than filled my quota for mythological retellings for the time being. ⁠⁠Upon first glance, you …