book blogger · fantasy · Retellings · romance · sci fi & fantasy · Y/A · Y/A Fantasy

A Throne of Swans by Katharine & Elizabeth Corr

In a world where the flightless are ruled by those who can fly... When her father dies just before her birthday, seventeen-year-old Aderyn inherits the role of Protector of Atratys, a dominion in a kingdom where nobles are able to transform at will into the bird that represents their family bloodline. Aderyn's ancestral bird is… Continue reading A Throne of Swans by Katharine & Elizabeth Corr

book blogger · contemporary · Contemporary fiction · fantasy · romance · sci fi & fantasy · Y/A · Y/A Fantasy

Raybearer by Jordan Ifueko

Nothing is more important than loyalty. But what if you’ve sworn to protect the one you were born to destroy? Tarisai has always longed for the warmth of a family. She was raised in isolation by a mysterious, often absent mother known only as The Lady. The Lady sends her to the capital of the… Continue reading Raybearer by Jordan Ifueko

adult fiction · book blogger · fantasy · sci fi & fantasy

The Bone Shard Daughter by Andrea Stewart

The emperor's reign has lasted for decades, his mastery of bone shards powering the animal-like constructs that maintain law and order. But now his rule is failing, and revolution is sweeping across the Empire's many islands. Lin is the emperor's daughter and spends her days trapped in a palace of locked doors and dark secrets.… Continue reading The Bone Shard Daughter by Andrea Stewart

bloggers · blogging · book blogger · book review · Books · general fiction · Gothic · historical fiction · History · horror · literature · mystery · mythology · questions · reading · Recommendations · Reviews · romance · suspense · thoughts · thriller

The Mercies by Kiran Millwood Hargrave

After a storm has killed off all the island's men, two women in a 1600s Norwegian coastal village struggle to survive against both natural forces and the men who have been sent to rid the community of alleged witchcraft. Finnmark, Norway, 1617. Twenty-year-old Maren Bergensdatter stands on the craggy coast, watching the sea break into… Continue reading The Mercies by Kiran Millwood Hargrave

bloggers · blogging · book blogger · book review · Books · contemporary · Contemporary fiction · dreams · fantasy · general fiction · literary fiction · literature · Magical Realism · reading · Reviews · romance · sci fi · suspense · thoughts

The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern

Zachary Ezra Rawlins is a graduate student in Vermont when he discovers a mysterious book hidden in the stacks. As he turns the pages, entranced by tales of lovelorn prisoners, key collectors, and nameless acolytes, he reads something strange: a story from his own childhood. Bewildered by this inexplicable book and desperate to make sense… Continue reading The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern

book blogger · book review · Books · Contemporary fiction · general fiction · mental health · reading · Recommendations · romance

After You by Jojo Moyes

“You’re going to feel uncomfortable in your new world for a bit. But I hope you feel a bit exhilarated too. Live boldly. Push yourself. Don’t settle. Just live well. Just live. Love, Will.”How do you move on after losing the person you loved? How do you build a life worth living?Louisa Clark is no… Continue reading After You by Jojo Moyes

bloggers · blogging · book blogger · book review · Books · general fiction · Gothic · historical fiction · History · literature · mental health · questions · reading · Recommendations · Reviews · romance · suspense · thoughts · thriller

The Ballroom by Anna Hope

Where love is your only escape ....  1911: Inside an asylum at the edge of the Yorkshire moors, where men and women are kept apart by high walls and barred windows, there is a ballroom vast and beautiful. For one bright evening every week they come together and dance. When John and Ella meet It… Continue reading The Ballroom by Anna Hope

bloggers · blogging · book blogger · book review · Books · general fiction · historical fiction · History · Humanity · literature · questions · reading · Recommendations · Reviews

The Things We Cannot Say by Kelly Rimmer

It begins with the discovery of a tattered photo, a letter and a tiny leather shoe... World War Two, Poland. Alina and Tomasz are childhood sweethearts. The night before he leaves for college, Tomasz proposes marriage. But when their village falls to the Nazis, Alina doesn't know if Tomasz is alive or dead. 2019. Life changed beyond… Continue reading The Things We Cannot Say by Kelly Rimmer

bloggers · blogging · book blogger · book review · Books · fantasy · general fiction · historical fiction · History · literature · Magical Realism · mythology · questions · reading · Recommendations · Retellings · Reviews · thoughts

A Thousand Ships by Natalie Haynes

This was never the story of one woman, or two. It was the story of all of them… In the middle of the night, Creusa wakes to find her beloved Troy engulfed in flames. Ten seemingly endless years of brutal conflict between the Greeks and the Trojans are over, and the Greeks are victorious. Over… Continue reading A Thousand Ships by Natalie Haynes

bloggers · blogging · book blogger · book review · Books · general fiction · History · Lifestyle · mystery · questions · reading · Recommendations · relationships · Reviews · suspense · thoughts

Red Oblivion by Leslie Shimotakahara

Family secrets surface when two sisters travel to Hong Kong to care for their ill father. When Jill Lau receives an early morning phone call that her elderly father has fallen gravely ill, she and her sister, Celeste, catch the first flight from Toronto to Hong Kong. The man they find languishing in the hospital… Continue reading Red Oblivion by Leslie Shimotakahara