• Poetry Book Reviews

    In a Dream You Saw a Way to Survive

    In a Dream You Saw a Way to Survive is one of the most beautiful poetry collections that I’ve read in ages. I was drawn in from the first page and had a very hard time putting this book down. The author has a voice that is honest and skill with creating gorgeous prose. We talk about survival like it’s a thing that makes you stronger Like it is a lesson learned. As if it does not steal your truth fashion it into a killing machine.” The author tackles a lot of deeply personal subjects: surviving infidelity, dealing with manic depression, the gradual decline and death of a family member,…

  • YA Fantasy Book Reviews

    The Witch of Duva

    I had been meaning to get around to reading something by Leigh Bardugo due to her popularity in the YA community. Though I had already picked up the original Grishaverse trilogy, I found this companion story on the Tor website and decided to give it a try. I am so happy that I stumbled across this short because I was honestly blown away. “There was a time when the woods near Duva ate girls.” The Witch of Duva is a dark fantasy about a harsh winter and the mysterious disappearances of young girls in a small village. The tone of the story is overwhelmingly atmospheric as Duva was brought to…

  • Historical Romance Book Reviews

    To Pleasure a Prince

    I was actually pretty damn excited for this one. I read the Royal Brotherhood books out of order, this one being the last that I got around to reading. When I read the synopsis I was all over it! I love Beauty and the Beast type stories and I found Marcus charming. He despises people and parties, he’s competitive, strong willed, protective and unafraid of social consequences – but deep down he still has a soft side and treats the women in his life like queens. It’s your classic story of the gorgeous and witty socialite that falls for the aloof but handsome bad boy with a dark past. Regina…

  • Monthly Review

    Monthly Review – February 2019

    February has been a rough month with the flu going around. I’m hoping that things will pick up in the Spring as things warm up and I can hopefully move. I have one more week for this first Spring session and will have a short break before the second session starts. I am so excited to have a little more free time to read! I ended up purchasing quite a few books this month but at a very steep discount. I had gone with my fiance to purchase a used desk from a kind lady from Amazon, and while there I found that she had several books for sale marked…

  • Fantasy Book Reviews

    The Hobbit, or There and Back Again

    I had been meaning to jump into the Middle-earth universe for quite some time and reading the book made me realize that I had been missing out. It has been ages since I’ve read a good, pure fantasy book and The Hobbit was a delight. The backdrop is everything I expect from a high fantasy world, the characters had personality and were likable, the adventures exciting, and finally a dash of humor to round everything out. The story starts off with Bilbo, a reluctant hobbit who doesn’t want to follow in the footsteps of the rest of the adventurous Baggins family. He is dragged along anyway and as the story…

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