The Princess Will Save You

A YA retelling twist up inspired by the Princess Bride is exactly what you need to be reading during these crazy pandemic days. Let yourself be whisked into the Kingdom of Sand and Sky. When King Sendoa mysteriously dies his daughter Princess Armarande of Ardenia (love that alliteration) is compelled by law to get married…

Magic Lessons

Most of the books I read these days are Advanced Reading Copies. I try not to post reviews too far ahead of time, but lately, everything great that I’ve got in my stack is a Fall release. This prequel falls into that category with an October 6 release date. Although this is part of a…

Mexican Gothic

Set first in Mexico City and then the mountains of Mexico in the 1950s, Mexican Gothic is a slow burn of creepiness. After receiving a troubling letter from her newlywed cousin, socialite Noemí Taboada is sent by her father to check on her cousin in High Place, a mansion in the Mexican countryside near their…

The Poet by Michael Connelly

The Poet, originally written as a stand alone novel in 2003, follows newspaper reporter, Jack McEvoy, as he investigates the murder of his twin brother. Jack’s brother’s death was originally ruled a suicide, but Jack’s investigation uncovers that it was not only a homicide, but part of of pattern of deaths, leading the FBI to…

A Few More June Book Reviews

Was I looking for a YA mythological tale set in an alternate version of Portland, Oregon? No, but I found one I read this on my couch in June 2020 when every day brought new protests and revelations in the Black Lives Matter movement. I didn’t choose this book specifically for these times, but as…