✨ Happy Icelandic National Day! 🇮🇸 Iceland in the 1960s. Hekla is a budding female novelist who was born in the remote district of Dalir. After packing her few belongings, including James Joyces's Ulysses and a Remington typewriter, she heads for Reykjavik with a manuscript buried in her bags. There, she intends to become a writer. Sharing… Continue reading Miss Iceland by Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir | Book Review
London, Fall 1945. Architectural historian Diana Somerville's experience as a codebreaker at Bletchley Park and her knowledge of London's churches intersect in MI6's pursuit of a Russian agent named Eternity. Diana wants nothing more than to begin again with her husband Brent after their separation during the war, but her signing of the Official Secrets… Continue reading The London Restoration by Rachel McMillan | Book Review
Hi friends! Today this is my 150th post, which I can hardly believe. It's been over two years since I've started this blog and I've missed every anniversary since then, so I thought I'd commemorate writing 150 posts with a little get to know me! Originally from Books and Word Blog, I found this post… Continue reading 150th Post + Get to Know Me Tag!
For seventeen-year-old Fable, the daughter of the most powerful trader in the Narrows, the sea is the only home she has ever known. It’s been four years since the night she watched her mother drown during an unforgiving storm. The next day her father abandoned her on a legendary island filled with thieves and little… Continue reading Fable by Adrienne Young | Book Review
Hi friends! I thought I'd start a new series on this blog: mini reviews! I don't write full-on reviews for each book I read (although I'd like to), but for some of them, I'd still like to share my thoughts in a more detailed way than in a monthly wrap-up. Each mini-review post will include… Continue reading MINI REVIEWS: Unbirthday | Bear Necessity | In Five Years
It's a beautiful sunny Sunday afternoon as I write this, I've just watched the Oscar-nominated short documentary film "A Concerto is a Conversion" starring Bridgerton composer Kris Bowers, I've retreated to Netflix to rewatch Bridgerton itself yet again...so obviously, I must also write a review of the whirlwind week in which I ran through a… Continue reading Bridgerton: Volume 1 by Julia Quinn | Series Review
Power is much easier to acquire than it is to hold onto. Jude learned this lesson when she released her control over the wicked king, Cardan, in exchange for immeasurable power. Now as the exiled mortal Queen of Faerie, Jude is powerless and left reeling from Cardan’s betrayal. She bides her time determined to reclaim… Continue reading The Queen of Nothing by Holly Black | Book Review
Hello my dears! It feels like yesterday that I was writing a wrap-up post for March, and yet somehow that was nearly a month ago. We are now almost firmly into spring where I live (although it has been known to snow in May before), and the tree outside my window has finally decided to… Continue reading April 2021 Wrap-Up!
After the jaw-dropping revelation that Oak is the heir to Faerie, Jude must keep her brother safe. To do so, she has bound the wicked king, Cardan, to her, and made herself the power behind the throne. Navigating the constantly shifting political alliances of Faerie would be difficult enough if Cardan were easy to control.… Continue reading The Wicked King by Holly Black | Book Review
Jude was seven when her parents were murdered and she and her two sisters were stolen away to live in the treacherous High Court of Faerie. Ten years later, Jude wants nothing more than to belong there, despite her mortality. But many of the fey despise humans. Especially Prince Cardan, the youngest and wickedest son… Continue reading The Cruel Prince by Holly Black | Book Review