✨ 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
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
The capital has fallen. The Darkling rules Ravka from his shadow throne. Now the nation's fate rests with a broken Sun Summoner, a disgraced tracker, and the shattered remnants of a once-great magical army. Deep in an ancient network of tunnels and caverns, a weakened Alina must submit to the dubious protection of the Apparat… Continue reading Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo | Book Review
Hunted across the True Sea, haunted by the lives she took on the Fold, Alina must try to make a life with Mal in an unfamiliar land, all while keeping her identity as the Sun Summoner a secret. But she can’t outrun her past or her destiny for long. The Darkling has emerged from the… Continue reading Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo | Book Review
In the summer of 1862, a group of young artists led by the passionate and talented Edward Radcliffe descends upon Birchwood Manor on the banks of the Upper Thames. Their plan: to spend a secluded summer month in a haze of inspiration and creativity. But by the time their stay is over, one woman has… Continue reading The Clockmaker’s Daughter by Kate Morton | Book Review
A wrap-up not a month late! Just two weeks! What a concept! For such a short month, I feel like I got a lot of reading done in February. I somehow managed to listen to four HP audiobooks, scarf down the first three Bridgerton novels, and finally read a book I've been meaning to read… Continue reading February 2021 Wrap-Up!