Why Queen Levana’s Story Draws No Empathy From Me

Winter is the last book of The Lunar Chronicle series. As I was approaching, my dear friend Renee at @somekindoflibrary mentioned reading Fairest before Winter. Well, I read the book and I actually don't feel any more empathy towards Queen Levana. In truth, I hate her more. I'm not 100% sure why Marissa Meyer decided…

I Liked My Life by Abby Fabiaschi

Oh my goodness, let me tell you about a 2017 Goodreads Award nomination that just blew me away. I can't believe there isn't more buzz around this book because it surprised me so hard. Dang. Here's more about the book Maddy is a devoted stay-at-home wife and mother, host of excellent parties, giver of thoughtful…

The House of Broken Angels by Luis Alberto Urrea

The American Dream. Many people talk about it, but no one really knows what it means. Some people work their entire lives to try and achieve it and some people succeed. Sadly, sometimes it takes death to figure out that not only you achieved the American Dream, but excelled beyond it. Here's more about the…

Love and Other Carnivorous Plants by Florence Gonsalves

When I first started reading this book, I honestly thought this was going to be one of those super YA stories about a young woman who is on the brink of growing up and falls in love. Yes, it is all those things, but there is so much more to this than just vapid annoyance.…

Song of a Captive Bird by Jasmin Darznik

“A novelist is a person who lives in other people's skins.” - E. L. Doctorow I didn't know much about Forough Farrokhzad. I've actually never heard the name before, but when I received this book from Netgalley, I was interested in reading the life of a poet and how that life can be fictionalized to…

The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty

An epic fantasy with daring sword fights, magic spells, but no prince in disguise. This is a book you'll want to read, fall in love with, and hopefully see it turn into a movie. Here's more about the book Nahri has never believed in magic. Certainly, she has power; on the streets of 18th century…