Let’s Talk About: The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway

The Old Man and the Sea has always been one of those books that I've been meaning to read. I'd think to myself, "Well, it's short and Hemingway is one of those authors you should probably read in your lifetime, so why not?" So I thought I should give this one a go, I have …

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[E-ARC] In Dire Need of Reform: Stormsong by C.L. Polk

Title: Stormsong Series: The Kingston Cycle (Book#2) Author: C.L. Polk Publication Date: 11 February, 2020 Rating: 5/5 Stars Links: Goodreads|Amazon Synopsis: Dame Grace Hensley helped her brother Miles undo the atrocity that stained her nation, but now she has to deal with the consequences. With the power out in the dead of winter and an …

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Re-Reading Gardens of the Moon: Better the Second Time Around

“Every decision you make can change the world. The best life is the one the gods don't notice. You want to live free, boy, live quietly." "I want to be a soldier. A hero." "You'll grow out of it.” I don't usually re-read books. There's so many books to read that there doesn't seem to …

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Memories in the Night: The Ascent to Godhood by J.Y. Yang

Title: The Ascent to Godhood Series: Tensorate (Book #4) Author: J.Y. Yang Rating: 5/5 Stars Links: Goodreads|Amazon Synopsis: The Protector is dead. For fifty years, the Protector ruled, reshaping her country in her image and driving her enemies to the corners of the map. For half a century the world turned around her as she …

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No Difference But Class Difference: Witchmark by C.L. Polk

Title: Witchmark Series: The Kingston Cycle (Book #1) Author: C.L. Polk Rating: 5/5 Stars Links: Goodreads|Amazon Review: Witchmark caught me off-guard with how deceptively charming it was. What seemed to be a simple murder mystery quickly unravels to become something more, something connected with a much larger plot- one which can see a country unravel …

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Dreams in Poetry: A Double Life by Karolina Pavlova

Title: A Double Life Author: Karolina Pavlova Rating: 5/5 Stars Links: Goodreads|Amazon Review: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Many thanks to NetGalley and Columbia University Press! A Double Life isn't a new book, but an unsung classic of Russian literature. Karolina Pavlova was a Russian poet …

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Sibling Rivalries: A House of Rage and Sorrow

Title: A House of Rage and Sorrow Series: The Celestial Trilogy (Book #2) Author: Sangu Mandanna Rating: 4/5 Stars Links: Goodreads|Amazon Synopsis: One kingdom. One crown. One family. “Maybe it’s time the great House of Rey came to an end. After all, what are we now? Just a house of rage and sorrow.” Esmae once …

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