Hi everyone! Today, I’m jumping right into my review of The Devouring Gray, by Christine Lynn Herman. I instantly connected with the author, because she was born in New York City, but grew up overseas in Hong Kong and Japan, only to return back to the US for college at the University of Rochester, where I recently moved! Note: I received an e-galley to review from Netgalley in exchange for my honest opinion.
I received a copy of Naturally Tan by Fab 5 member Tan France, and squealed my socks off. I mean, you must be living under a rock or something if you aren’t clued into the pop culture phenomenon that is the Netflix reboot of Queer Eye. France is the fashion and style guru that works so charmingly with each makeover recipient to ensure that their revamped style works with their lifestyle, rather than imposing the trendiest fashions on them. He has an honesty and warmth about him that you can feel through the TV screen, and this memoir exposes so much of France’s background and the experiences that have transformed him into the successful person that he is today.
I am so over the moon to be part of the Wicked Saints blog tour to promote this stunning gothic. It’s filled with moody gods, brooding mages, and a religious war that has no clear hero or villain. Read on for an excerpt and keep an eye out for the release on April 2, 2019!
Bloodleaf is Cyrstal Smith’s debut novel and is the first in a trilogy. I was originally intimidated by the book because, let’s face it- both the cover and title are pretty… strong, and I’ve never had a strong stomach for blood. I went in with very low expectations and am happy to say that I was pleasantly surprised by the book!
Voices: The Final Hours of Joan of Arc by David Elliott. is a collection of poems told in rhymed and metered verse that tells the story of the legendary Joan of Arc. i received this at Comic Con and was so ready to dive right in. I’ve always found Joan of Arc to be a fascinating and mysterious historical figure, and I was sure that this form of writing would provide some beautiful insight into the woman.
Hi everyone! How has your 2019 been? This new year has been off to a shaky start for me, but with such an incredible TBR ahead of me, I can’t help but feel some sort of happiness. I’ve been taking a step back these first few weeks of January and experimenting with “me time” that actually works for me. That might mean a few changes to the blog in the next couple of months! But first, I’m back with a review of a novel that I was really looking forward to, Empress of All Seasons by Emiko Jean. It’s a YA fantasy inspired by Japanese mythology that might remind readers of The Hunger Games or The Selection.