Fantasy, Fiction, Indie, Interviews

Let’s Talk About The World of Arvia.. With its Creator! Interview with D.H. Willison and Cover Reveal of Love, Death or Mermaid?

I’m an unlikely reader of fantasy adventures, but there’s one series that’s settled deep within my heart, and it’s definitely got a place to stay. I couldn’t really call it a series in a linear sense, it’s more like a couple series all about the same world – the world of Arvia, as crafted by D. H. Willison. I’ve simply…

Continue Reading
Edelweiss, Non-fiction

Ever Wonder How The Egyptian Hieroglyphs Were Decoded? The Writing of the Gods: The Race to Decode the Rosetta Stone by Edward Dolnick

The Writing of the Gods is incredibly easily readable and instantly draws you in. It’s very easy to jump into even if you have never read anything of the like before – it’s very friendly to any reader (barring maybe children, but I know I would have enjoyed it as a teenager myself.) This is a great thing for nonfiction,…

Continue Reading
life sciences cover
Edelweiss, Fiction, Illness, Indie, Loved-it, Women's

Incredible Fiction About Being Chronically Ill As A Woman Life Sciences by Joy Sorman

I haven’t encountered many great books about experiencing and learning to live with chronic illness, but Life Sciences is definitely one of them. And it’s not a technical book either – I was surprised how something as unromantic and uncomfortable as being chronically ill could be expressed as poetically as it was in this book. Check out on Goodreads ★★★★✬…

Continue Reading
empty wardrobes cover
Edelweiss, Fiction, Literary, Loved-it, Society, Women's

The Predestined Tragedy Of Being A Woman – Unforgettable Literary Story Empty Wardrobes by Maria Judite de Carvalho

I was on page 15 of this book, when I took a long deep breath and covered my eyes, so I could deal with the emotion better. I grew up as a single mother’s daughter. The novel is just getting started, and no, my dad didn’t die and my mom wasn’t a traditionalist housewife, and yet… Everything is the same.…

Continue Reading
Edelweiss, Fantasy, Fiction, Kidlit, Loved-it

A Fairytale-like Middle Grade Fantasy Set In Ancient China The Dreamweavers by G.Z. Schmidt

I absolutely loved The Dreamweavers. A quick and satisfying middle-grade fantasy read that is based on Chinese folk tales, great for the child and adult alike. What I particularly enjoyed was that the author entwined her own fantasy with tales told her by her grandparents, as the author was born in China herself. Any fantasy tale that’s steeped in the author’s…

Continue Reading
giving the devil his due post cover
Dark, Fiction, Indie, Loved-it, Society, Women's

A Book About Giving Abused Women Power That You Will Never Forget Giving the Devil His Due (Charity Anthology) by The Pixel Project

Wow… What a book. Giving the Devil His Due is haunting, morbidly interesting, graphic, important, fascinating. It hooks you like a disaster you can’t look away from – it’s scary, but also you just kind of need to know. I can’t quite describe it, but it’s just my lack of words. Because it left me speechless – and I mean…

Continue Reading
Edelweiss, Loved-it, Memoirs, space, Women's

One More Astronaut Memoir? Yes, Please!!! Diary of an Apprentice Astronaut by Samantha Cristoforetti

Will I ever turn down as astronaut’s memoir? Never! I was so excited to read Samantha Cristoforetti’s Diary of an Apprentice Astronaut, especially because a year or so ago I read Terry Virts’ book about his experiences, and he was Samantha’s crewmate on their mission. I’ve also read Scott Kelly’s book, and he also happened to be on at least…

Continue Reading
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to write a book with someone else?
Fantasy, Indie, Interviews, Urban fantasy

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to write a book with someone else? Interview with Caedis Knight (NJ Simmonds and Jaqueline Silvester)

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to write a book with someone else? I know I have. And now that I think about it, I’m not so sure why I’ve always thought of that as mind-blowingly complicated – after all, many of us work in teams. A lot of the work we do is divided between individuals,…

Continue Reading
Diversity, Fantasy, Fiction, Graphic / comic, Kidlit, Loved-it, Magic

Amazing, Diverse and Gorgeous MG Graphic Novel About A Paranormal Town ParaNorthern: And the Chaos Bunny A-hop-calypse by Stephanie Cooke, Mari Costa

ParaNorthern was a treat from the very first pages. The colors! The style! The apocalyptic bunnies!!! Every page I turned made me go OHMYGOSH ITISSOCUUUUUUTE!!! What a delight. Check out on Goodreads ★★★★★ 5 stars How I read this: free ebook copy from publicist I loved how diverse this book was. It starts you off straight away with the main…

Continue Reading
malibu rising taylor jenkins reid
Fiction, Literary, Loved-it, Well known books, Women's

The Hype Does Not Disappoint – Malibu Rising Is Definitely Worth It! Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid

And, Taylor Jenkins Reid does it again – Malibu Rising is an unbelievable, steady burn novel that doesn’t let you down a for a single moment. Strong characters, unique destinies and a sufficiently tangled, yet chill plot that will leave you hoping she’ll produce one more of these gems sometime soon. Check out on Goodreads ★★★★★ 5 stars How I…

Continue Reading
instructions for dancing nicola yoon
Book tours, Fiction, NetGalley, Romance, Well known books, YA

A Sweet Love Story YA That May Or May Not Break Your Heart Instructions for Dancing by Nicola Yoon

Today’s my stop for the blog tour of Instructions for Dancing by Nicola Yoon with The Write Reads blog tours, and what a story it was! It’s got everything – a sweet love story, grief and betrayal, yet healing as well. It’s a story about how life can’t really ever be a fairytale, but it’s what we experience along the…

Continue Reading
shards of earth cover
Book tours, Dark, Fast-paced, Fiction, Loved-it, Scifi, Well known books

You MUST Read This Scifi RIGHT NOW, It’s Just That Good Shards of Earth (The Final Architects Trilogy #1) by Adrian Tchaikovsky, ★★★★★ 5 stars

I’m still reeling after finishing Shards of Earth – what a story… For those who have experienced Mass Effect (re-released this week, by the way! My husband is playing it as I’m writing this post), I can only say that it’s a very similar story, both in terms of how grand, amazingly written and dark it is. If you’re a…

Continue Reading