My Calamity Jane

MY CALAMITY JANE (The Lady Janies #3) Written by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, Jodi Meadows Published by Harper Teen, June 2, 2020 My star rating – 3.5 stars THE SYNOPSIS: Welcome ​to 1876 and a rootin’-tootin’ America bursting with gunslingers, outlaws, and garou. JANE (a genuine hero-eene) Calamity’s her name, and garou hunting’s her game—when…

A Dead Djinn in Cairo

A DEAD DJINN IN CAIRO Written by P. Djeli Clark Published by Tor Books, May 18, 2016 My star rating – 5 stars THE SYNOPSIS: Egypt, 1912. In an alternate Cairo infused with the otherworldly, the Ministry of Alchemy, Enchantments and Supernatural Entities investigate disturbances between the mortal and the (possibly) divine. What starts off…

House of Earth and Blood

HOUSE OF EARTH AND BLOOD Written by Sarah J Maas Published by Bloomsbury Publishing, March 3, 2020 My star rating: 4 stars THE SYNOPSIS: Bryce Quinlan had the perfect life—working hard all day and partying all night—until a demon murdered her closest friends, leaving her bereft, wounded, and alone. When the accused is behind bars…

The City We Became

THE CITY WE BECAME (Great Cities #1) Written by N.K. Jemisin Published by Orbit, March 24th, 2020 My star rating – 4 stars THE SYNOPSIS: Every city has a soul. Some are as ancient as myths, and others are as new and destructive as children. New York City? She’s got five. But every city also…

Books that will make you forget that the world is a dumpster fire…

Is this title a little overdramatic? Maybe. But, with the state of the world right now, you have to admit that it’s all a little concerning and overwhelming. My small little town just announced yesterday that we have our first confirmed case of Covid-19. I didn’t think we were immune due to the fact that…

The House In The Cerulean Sea

THE HOUSE IN THE CERULEAN SEA Written by TJ Klune Published by Tor Books, March 17th, 2020 My star rating – 4 stars THE SYNOPSIS: Linus Baker leads a quiet, solitary life. At forty, he lives in a tiny house with a devious cat and his old records. As a Case Worker at the Department…

Foundryside

FOUNDRYSIDE (Founders #1) Written by Robert Jackson Bennett Published by Broadway Books, May 21, 2019 My star rating – 5 million stars!! THE SYNOPSIS: Sancia Grado is a thief, and a damn good one. And her latest target, a heavily guarded warehouse on Tevanne’s docks, is nothing her unique abilities can’t handle. But unbeknownst to…

Serpent & Dove

SERPENT & DOVE (Serpent & Dove #1) Written by Shelby Mahurin Published by Harper Teen, September 3rd, 2019 My star rating – 5 stars! THE SYNOPSIS: Two years ago, Louise le Blanc fled her coven and took shelter in the city of Cesarine, forsaking all magic and living off whatever she could steal. There, witches…

Tilly and the Lost Fairytales

TILLY AND THE LOST FAIRYTALES (Pages and Co. #2) Written by Anna James Published by Harper Collins, September 19th, 2019 My star rating – 3.5 stars THE SYNOPSIS: Tilly Pages is a bookwanderer; she can travel inside books, and even talk to the characters she meets there. But Tilly’s powers are put to the test…