Review of “The Kingdom of Copper” by S. A. Chakraborty

*This review contains spoilers for The City of Brass* As I started writing this review, I was struck with the same thought I had the first time I read The Kingdom of Copper by S. A. Chakraborty, which is that it must be hard to write the second book in a trilogy. The second bookContinue reading “Review of “The Kingdom of Copper” by S. A. Chakraborty”

Review of “The City of Brass” by S. A. Chakraborty

The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty is the first book in the Daevabad trilogy, which is one of my favorite series of all time. After my initial read through of the book, I told everyone I know about it. I wish I was joking. Seriously, even my bosses, who are 70 something year oldContinue reading “Review of “The City of Brass” by S. A. Chakraborty”

Review of “Mexican Gothic” by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Mexican Gothic is not my usual cup of tea in the sense that I don’t usually read books that are overt horror novels. I was so caught up in the fact that Silvia Moreno-Garcia was releasing another book, that it took me a while to process that it was actually going to be scary. IContinue reading “Review of “Mexican Gothic” by Silvia Moreno-Garcia”

Review of “The Poppy War” by R.F. Kuang

CW for the book: Descriptions of intense violence, rape, and war crimes  The Poppy War is, in a word, brilliant. It absolutely blows my mind that R.F. Kuang wrote it when she was so young, and that it is her debut novel. The depth of the book is amazing. The writing is fantastic. For allContinue reading “Review of “The Poppy War” by R.F. Kuang”

Review of “We Hunt the Flame” by Hafsah Faizal

Welcome to my rant on why We Hunt the Flame is so very good and why everyone should read it! This blog will now be a part time Hafsah Faizal fan page (not really, but also really).  The premise of this book is that seventeen-year-old Zafira is the only person who’s willing to enter theContinue reading “Review of “We Hunt the Flame” by Hafsah Faizal”

Review of “The Tethered Mage” by Melissa Caruso

The Tethered Mage by Melissa Caruso is a great test of how I judge books. It proved to me that a book can have good writing, interesting worldbuilding, and a well-paced plot, but if the characters are flat, then the whole story falls flat for me.  The premise of the book is that The RaverranContinue reading “Review of “The Tethered Mage” by Melissa Caruso”

Review of “An Ember in the Ashes” by Sabaa Tahir

Before I read An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir, I constantly heard it being compared to The Hunger Games. I find these comparisons to be unnecessary. An Ember in the Ashes does not need to ride on the coattails of The Hunger Games. It is a New York Times bestseller. It is fullyContinue reading “Review of “An Ember in the Ashes” by Sabaa Tahir”

Review of “The Wedding Date” by Jasmine Guillory

Something I have come to realize about myself is that I am a sucker for a good fake dating story. I thought I was over it. I had watched one too many bad movies where the plot revolved around fake dating, and I was like “NO MORE, YOU TIRED, OVERUSED TROPE! I HAVE OUTGROWN YOU.”Continue reading “Review of “The Wedding Date” by Jasmine Guillory”