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Tag: 3 stars

Fantasy

This Poison Heart

Briseis has always had a way with plants. They bloom when she’s happy and wilt when she’s sad. Trees reach towards her as she goes by. It’s always been difficult for her, hiding this secret. When she suddenly learns that her birth mother has bequeathed…

Fantasy, Literary

The Swallowed Man

Everyone knows the story of Pinocchio, the little wooden puppet who came alive, but how much do we know about Geppetto, the man who created him? Edward Carey presents his story in the form of Geppetto’s journal, written while inside the whale, where he has…

Young Adult

Take Me Home Tonight

When Stevie’s dad cancels her 18th birthday dinner, her best friend Kat convinces her to go into New York anyway, they can have a night on the town, see a play, eat out at a fancy restaurant. But things start going wrong straight away. They…

Fantasy

For the Wolf

Disclosure: I received a copy of this book free of charge for review purposes only. Receipt of a book does not guarantee a review or endorsement. My reviews are my honest opinion and are not biased for the purpose of personal gain. The first daughter…

Thriller

Hummingbird Salamander

Disclosure: I received a copy of this book free of charge for review purposes only. Receipt of a book does not guarantee a review or endorsement. My reviews are my honest opinion and are not biased for the purpose of personal gain. Jane Smith, not…

Science Fiction

Winter’s Orbit

Disclosure: I received a copy of this book free of charge for review purposes only. Receipt of a book does not guarantee a review or endorsement. My reviews are my honest opinion and are not biased for the purpose of personal gain. In order to…

Fantasy

A Sky Beyond the Storm

A Sky Before the Storm is the final book in the Ember Quartet and therefore this review may contain spoilers for the previous books. If you haven’t started this series, please check out my review of An Ember in the Ashes instead. You are broken….

Crime Fiction

Eight Detectives

Grant McAllister is an author living in seclusion when Julia Hart approaches him, wanting to republish his book. Thirty years ago he wrote a series of stories exploring the rules of the murder mystery genre, but he doesn’t seem to remember much about it. As…

Science Fiction

The Book of Koli

Disclosure: I received a copy of this book free of charge for review purposes only. Receipt of a book does not guarantee a review or endorsement. My reviews are my honest opinion and are not biased for the purpose of personal gain. Beyond the walls…