‘Five Survive’ Book Review: Alfred Hitchcock Would Be Proud

Nerve-wracking and claustrophobic. Five Survive has of the most unique premises I’ve ever read – six friends, trapped in an RV with a sniper outside. The only way out to reveal their secrets. Name: Five Survive Author: Holly Jackson Published: 2022 There’s an excellent Alfred Hitchcock analogy for mystery writing: suspense comes not from havingContinue reading “‘Five Survive’ Book Review: Alfred Hitchcock Would Be Proud”

Lovable Insanity: ‘Nona The Ninth’ Book Review

This book is insane. Insanely good and also just plain insane. Here’s why… Name: Nona The Ninth Author: Tamsyn Muir Published: 2022 You need to be mentally strong to get through this book. Nona the Ninth is insane. Insanely good and also just plain insane. But you just accept it because this is the thirdContinue reading “Lovable Insanity: ‘Nona The Ninth’ Book Review”

The Future Of Fantasy: ‘The Witch King’ Review

The Witch King is original. Truly something special. What makes it so different is… Name: The Witch King Author: H. E. Edgmon Published: June 2021 To save a fae kingdom, a trans witch must face his traumatic past and the royal fiancé he left behind. This debut YA fantasy will leave you spellbound. In Asalin,Continue reading “The Future Of Fantasy: ‘The Witch King’ Review”

ARC Review: Not Good For Maidens

Not for the faint of hearts or weak of knees, this is an incredibly visceral, brutal book. In short: bi panic means aunt is nearly eaten by sexy goblins, while her ace niece uses ace superpowers to avoid goblin seduction… but her family cracks under weight of witchy lies. Name: Not Good For Maidens Author:Continue reading “ARC Review: Not Good For Maidens”

Gideon the Ninth Review… Take Two!

Brutal. This book is gloriously, gorgeously brutal – it takes no prisoners, and your breath away. Name: Gideon the Ninth (Locked Tomb Series: Book 1) Author: Tamsyn Muir Published: 2019 Gideon has a sword, some dirty magazines, and no more time for undead bullshit. Brought up by unfriendly, ossifying nuns, ancient retainers, and countless skeletons,Continue reading “Gideon the Ninth Review… Take Two!”

A Controversial Thriller: ‘As Good As Dead’ Review

This will be quite a polarizing book… that was a RIDE. Name: As Good As Dead Author: Holly Jackson Published: August 2021 Pip is about to head to college, but she is still haunted by the way her last investigation ended. She’s used to online death threats in the wake of her viral true-crime podcast,Continue reading “A Controversial Thriller: ‘As Good As Dead’ Review”

Make Some Noise For ‘I Kissed Shara Wheeler’!

Change of plan. This book was going to be part of my ‘Is It Worth the Hype’ series, where I read and review popular books so you don’t have to. Find it here. But…where is the hype for IKSW? I haven’t seen nearly enough noise for Casey McQuiston’s latest novel – this is not aContinue reading “Make Some Noise For ‘I Kissed Shara Wheeler’!”

Iron Widow: A Raging Review

Gloriously brutal. Feminist and furious. There’s a reason Iron Widow has been on the New York Times Best Seller list for 34 weeks. Here’s why. Name: Iron Widow Author: Xiran Jay Zhao Published: Oct 2021 The boys of Huaxia dream of pairing up with girls to pilot Chrysalises, giant transforming robots that can battle theContinue reading “Iron Widow: A Raging Review”

Can the narrator please shut up? ‘Aurora Rising’ Book Review

While the chatty, informal style is for fans of Percy Jackson, the main difference between Percy Jackson and Aurora Rising? Percy Jackson is actually funny… Name: Aurora Rising Author: Amie Kauffman and Jay Kristoff Published: 2019 The year is 2380, and the graduating cadets of Aurora Academy are being assigned their first missions. Star pupilContinue reading “Can the narrator please shut up? ‘Aurora Rising’ Book Review”

Recent Release Reviews: Ace Of Spades

Okay, Ace Of Spades was ‘recently released’ when I planned this post, but I forgot to factor in the time it would take to actually read and then review it. And… now it’s September. But that in no way takes away from how spine chillingly brilliant Ace Of Spades was. Name: Ace Of Spades Author:Continue reading “Recent Release Reviews: Ace Of Spades”