The Jasmine Throne: Review

Start: January 10, 2022 Finish: January 23, 2022 Synopsis: Trapped by her despotic brother within the crumbling walls of an ancient temple, Princess Malini dreams of vengeance. Forced to disavow her birthright and her power because of her past, maidservant Priya dreams of freedom. In a world beset by wild magic and turbulent uprising, their […]

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Rise to the Sun: Review

Start: December 21, 2021 Finish: January 1, 2022 Synopsis: From the author of You Should See Me in a Crown, Leah Johnson delivers a stunning novel about being brave enough to be true to yourself, and learning to find joy even when times are unimaginably dark. Olivia is an expert at falling in love . . […]

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May & June Reads

I originally wanted to post this at the beginning of June, following my usual timeline with this series. But I was in the middle of ‘Tristan Strong Punches A Hole in the Sky’ and wanted to finish it before publishing these. It took longer than I wanted to actually finish the book (damn my inability […]

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A Memory Called Empire: Review

A Memory Called Empire follows Mahit Dzmare, the newly minted ambassador to the vast and ravenous Teixcalannli Empire. At the start of the story, her mission is simple: discover what happened to the previous ambassador and keep the empire from annexing her home, Lsel Station. But the simple quickly spirals into the complicated within Mahit’s first few hours in the City, the planet that serves as the heart of the Empire.

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August TBR List

As a kid and teen, I was a fast reader and could knock out lengthy books in a week or two. Now that I’m an adult, I seem to struggle to read even one title in a month. So for now, these lists will feature three or four books. But I hope over time, I’ll be able to stretch them out to five, six or even seven books.

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