Backlist Reviews

Backlist Review: Blood Water Paint

Title: Blood Water Paint Author: Joy McCullough Publisher: Dutton Books for Young Readers Format: Hardback, 298 pages Blood Water Paint on Goodreads Synopsis: A debut novel based on the true story of the iconic painter, Artemisia Gentileschi. Her mother died when she was twelve, and suddenly Artemisia Gentileschi had a stark choice: a life as a nun in a convent… Continue reading Backlist Review: Blood Water Paint

Anticipated Reads

Anticipated Reads: The Princess Will Save You

Hello lovelies! Happy Friday! Today I'm posting about one of my anticipated reads for 2020: The Princess Will Save You by Sarah Henning! This one is a retelling of one of my favorite stories: The Princess Bride and I'm very excited to see how Henning reimagines it. Recently Tor Teen released an extended preview and… Continue reading Anticipated Reads: The Princess Will Save You

Bookish Spotlight

Bookish Spotlight: The British Library

Hello lovelies! For this week's spot light I'm talking about one of my biggest regrets ever when I've traveled abroad. Three years ago I was wandering around London on my first trip to the city. It was amazing. I'd been to The Tower of London and taken the tube to the British Museum and even… Continue reading Bookish Spotlight: The British Library

2020 Reviews · NetGalley Reviews

Review: Cat Person and Other Stories

Title: Cat Person and Other Stories Author: Kristen Roupenian Publisher: Gallery/Scout Press Format: Digital ARC provided through NetGalley Synopsis: A compulsively readable collection of short stories that explore the complex--and often darkly funny--connections between gender, sex, and power across genres. "Cat Person" and Other Stories brilliantly explores the ways in which women are horrifying as much as it captures the… Continue reading Review: Cat Person and Other Stories

2020 Reviews

Audiobook Review: Illuminae

Title: Illuminae Author: Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff Format: Audiobook, ~11 hours Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers Illuminae on Goodreads Synopsis: This morning, Kady thought breaking up with Ezra was the hardest thing she’d have to do. This afternoon, her planet was invaded.The year is 2575, and two rival mega-corporations are at war over a planet that’s little… Continue reading Audiobook Review: Illuminae

Bookish Spotlight

Bookish Spotlight: Powell’s City of Books

Hello lovelies! Last week I talked about wanting to share my love for bookstores, libraries and bookish museums that have been impacted by our current global pandemic and I'm really excited to share the first post in that series! This week I'm talking about one of my favorite bookstores ever: Powell's City of Books in… Continue reading Bookish Spotlight: Powell’s City of Books

2020 Reviews

Review: Normal People

Title: Normal People Author: Sally Rooney Publisher: Hogarth Format: Paperback, 304 pages Synopsis: Librarian's note: An alternate cover edition can be found here At school Connell and Marianne pretend not to know each other. He’s popular and well-adjusted, star of the school soccer team while she is lonely, proud, and intensely private. But when Connell comes to pick his mother… Continue reading Review: Normal People