Bigger, Bolder, Better: Red Tigress – An ARC Review

While Blood Heir’s message about human trafficking and Othering was compelling enough to overshadow the lack of complexity in the overall storytelling, it is much harder to do overlook Red Tigress’ flaws as the latter is pure fantasy storytelling. Despite this, Red Tigress is more engaging, the characters are well-developed and the book as a whole feels more compelling. Reading it makes me so satisfied and leaves me doing a happy dance. … More Bigger, Bolder, Better: Red Tigress – An ARC Review

Remarkably Underwhelming Yet Overcomplicated: Wench – A Blog Tour Review

For a book that reads rather easily, Wench overcompensates a rich, detailed world with an abundance of meaningless description that although sets the scene and adds quirky trivia about characters, does nothing but make a wordy book even more wordy. Hi, book fam! Another day, another book tour and today, I’m featuring Wench by Maxine … More Remarkably Underwhelming Yet Overcomplicated: Wench – A Blog Tour Review

Fantasies Don’t Have to Be Violent: Cast in Firelight – A Blog Tour Review

Despite the title of this review, Cast in Firelight does have a healthy dose of violence involved but I promise you, this isn’t some form of clickbait! And, I will get to that in a bit but first, I have to say I was incredibly delighted with Cast in Firelight despite my misgivings about it. After all, seeing a white author’s name attached to a book that is clearly about Indian culture and characters is rather frustrating and I was completely prepared to obliterate the book. … More Fantasies Don’t Have to Be Violent: Cast in Firelight – A Blog Tour Review

More Magical Than Meets The Eye: Glimpsed – A Blog Tour Review

On it’s surface, Glimpsed appears to be a rather simple young adult contemporary: full of fluffy fluff and a romance designed to make you go “awwww”. But, there is more to this deceptively simple and fast-paced story which makes it such a great read to curl up with and chase away the blues (ironic, given the cover is blue!). … More More Magical Than Meets The Eye: Glimpsed – A Blog Tour Review

I Still Hate Severin: The Silvered Serpents – An ARC Review

Still reeling from the tragedy, grief and the loss of one of their own, The Silvered Serpents wastes no time in picking up right where we left off deep in the hunt for The Divine Lyrics. The Wolves have broken up, moving on with the lives they had before everything happened. … More I Still Hate Severin: The Silvered Serpents – An ARC Review

Very Violent and Very Delightful: These Violent Delights – A Blog Tour Review

Going into the book, I was constantly complaining about how draggy everything seemed; reading it was a painful struggle of putting it down and powering through. Reminiscent of Jade City, These Violent Delights begins with a heavy amount of exposition, introducing us to the characters as well as the political, social and economical setting of Gong’s 1920’s Shanghai where the White Flowers and the Scarlet Gang reigned supreme. Local law enforcement left them well enough alone with the city divided into two territorial halves. … More Very Violent and Very Delightful: These Violent Delights – A Blog Tour Review

Delightfully Witchy and Deliciously Sexy: Kingdom of the Wicked – An ARC Review

If you’re looking for a Serpent & Dove-esque book, you’ve come to the right place! Having heard mixed reviews about Maniscalco’s Stalking Jack the Ripper series, you can imagine I was hesitant going into Kingdom of the Wicked. In fact, I had requested it on Netgalley on a whim, very sure that my request was going to be rejected. However, to my surprise, I got it! And just in time for the most witchy month of the year! … More Delightfully Witchy and Deliciously Sexy: Kingdom of the Wicked – An ARC Review

Pinocchio but Darker: The Puppetmaster’s Apprentice – A Blog Tour Review

Having previously read a couple of Page Street Publishing’s books and being severely underwhelmed with their offerings, I was not confident going into this one. And, truth be told, almost pulled out of the book tour because I did not want to rate another book lower than three stars. Again! But, The Puppetmaster’s Apprentice truly surprised me with how good it was. In the most clichรฉd of descriptions, I could not put it down! … More Pinocchio but Darker: The Puppetmaster’s Apprentice – A Blog Tour Review

A Tale of Conflicting Narratives: A Golden Fury – A Blog Tour Review

A Golden Fury is a beautifully written standalone, filled with eerie yet romantic Gothic atmosphere with compelling characters and a fascinating use of alchemy. However, there is almost a confusingly written feminist theme and a severe lack of trigger warnings. But, the flaw that plagues A Golden Fury the most is that the book seems to be split into two narratives that suffer a fierce disconnect with a rather trippy and disorienting narrative in the second half. … More A Tale of Conflicting Narratives: A Golden Fury – A Blog Tour Review