THESE VIOLENT NIGHTS BY REBECCA CRUNDEN | BOOK REVIEW
These Violent Nights by Rebecca Crunden is a YA Sci-Fi/dystopian/fantasy standalone novel. The story is set on Earth 300 years after the war between the Suriias and humans. Suriias are the alien species that came from Salfar. They came to Earth after passing through a rift that happened in the universe. Humans lost the war and are on the brink of being extinct. Turmoil and destruction are rampant on the earth, with the Surriias dominating the remaining humans. Orphans Thorn and Thistle are living under the brutal regime of Suriias while looking for a way to find their parent's killers. Thistle gets a surprising offer from a human-sympathizing Suriia that…
THE HUNGER OF THE GODS (THE BLOODSWORN SAGA #2) BY JOHN GWYNNE | BOOK REVIEW
The Hunger of the gods is the second book in The Bloodsworn Saga. It picks up right after where we left off in The Shadow of the Gods. The story is set in a Norse-inspired world called Vigrið. We follow our 3 main Characters Orka, Elvar and Varg after the events of book 1 into new adventures. Lik-Rifa has risen and now the Battle-Grim needs to find a way to restore the balance. The solution is the kind with lots of danger. Battle-Grim's decision will change the world once again tipping the scales and creating more conflict. The high stakes all-out war breaks out threatening the land of Vigrið.
LOST PROPERTY BY HELEN PARIS | BOOK REVIEW
Lost Property by Helen Paris is a contemporary story that follows Dot Watson and her life in the London Transport Lost Property office. Her life at the Lost Property office is eventful and exciting, with each day bringing forward the possibility of reuniting an owner with their lost items. Dot finds purpose in her job and is dedicated to the greatest extent, and takes utmost care in cataloging the items. The clear and detailed descriptions of each item and her thoughts on each of them help us form a precise picture of who Dot is as a person. While Dot is dedicated, detail-oriented and makes sure to reunite people with…
A BURNING BY MEGHA MAJUMDAR | BOOK REVIEW
A Burning by Megha Majumdar tells the story of three characters and their yearning for improved status in life, finding themselves connected by a horrific event that will leave a lasting impression. The story is told in three POVs that take us through their lives and showcase how interconnected their stories are as the story progresses.
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THE HOUSE OF STYX (VENUS ASCENDANT #1) BY DEREK KUNSKEN | BOOK REVIEW
The House Of Styx by Derek Künsken is the first novel in the Venus Ascendant sci-fi series set in the churning clouds of Venus. Künsken creates a story of survival and family values. The atmospheric and visually detailed setting for this story is the highlight of this story. The harsh environment and unrelenting acidic rain in the atmosphere of Venus make for a challenging living environment for its inhabitants. While the rest of the world has taken over other planets in the solar system, the Québécois descendants have managed to inhabit Venus and make a new home.
YOU AND ME ON VACATION BY EMILY HENRY | BOOK REVIEW
You And Me on Vacation by Emily Henry is my new favorite romance and I have been chasing after this exact feeling for some time now. It's a second chance friends-to-lovers romance. Poppy and Alex are the exact opposites and did not like each other on their first meeting. To say it was awkward and tense would be an understatement. Despite the rocky start the two of them end up taking a trip back home together and realize they might have been too hasty in forming their opinions on each other. Poppy is eccentric, fun, quirky, and outgoing and Alex is the quiet guy who prefers to stay indoors and…
WAITING TO BEGIN BY AMANDA PROWSE | BOOK REVIEW
Waiting To Begin by Amanda prose is a women's fiction. It tells the story of Bessie and her journey in dual timelines. One timeline is set in the present, and the other is set in 1984 featuring a young sixteen-year-old Bessie. At sixteen Bessie is full of life, excited for her future, and full of plans. But life had other plans and takes her down with events that derail her whole life. Her dreams are shattered, and she finds herself retreating because of the shame, and hopelessness the events brought forward. During the present, Bessie at 53 is struggling to find contentment or happiness in life. She feels run over…
THIRTEEN (EDDIE FLYNN #4) BY STEVE CAVANAGH | BOOK REVIEW
Thirteen by Steve Cavanagh is a legal thriller, courtroom drama, and murder mystery all rolled into an exceptionally clever story. The synopsis mentioned serial killers and I was invested. I have read a couple of serial killer stories and have enjoyed them a lot. All of them were thrillers and had the investigative angle to them. This one is not that different either. We follow two POVs one of an ex-con turned defense lawyer Eddie Flynn and the other of Kane, the serial killer.
BONES OF A SAINT BY GRANT FARLEY | BOOK REVIEW
Bones Of A Saint by Grant Farley is a young adult historical fiction. The book tells us the is a coming-of-age story of the 15-year-old RJ Armante set against the backdrop of late 70's Northern California. RJ has lived his whole life in the hometown of Arcangel. The Blackjacks have ruled the town for years and force younger kids to do petty offenses for the gang. RJ lives with his mother, many siblings, and his differently-abled brother in a trailer park. The young boy has always been in troubling situations and finds himself at the center of a dangerous situation that forces him to work for the Blackjacks. He is…
THE CONDUCTORS (MURDER AND MAGIC #1) BY NICOLE GLOVER | BOOK REVIEW
The Conductors by Nicole Glover is the first book in the series Murder And Magic. The story is about a couple who works as conductors on the Underground Railroad helping slaves escape to the North. After the Civil War Hetty and Benjy settle in Philadelphia solving murders and mysteries the white authorities refuse to look into. During one of the cases, they discover the body of one of their friends. The brutal nature of the murder and the violated body raises questions that make them doubt their friends in the elite circles of Black Philadelphia. Secrets and lies start to surface during the course of their investigation making them question…