The Priory of the Orange Tree – I’m Just Here for the Dragons, tbh

I’m aliiiiiiiive! Friends, I’m back from my weeks of reading The Priory of the Orange Tree. This book was an undertaking, and I do not say that lightly. Big books are the best, and normally I love to brag as much as any bookworm about how quickly I can make it through large books likeContinue reading “The Priory of the Orange Tree – I’m Just Here for the Dragons, tbh”

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue: A Punch to the Gut (But Like a Good One)

Damn if this was not one of the best books I’ve ever read. Seriously. I was neck deep in a reading slump, struggling to stay afloat, and Addie LaRue gave me life. Addie LaRue was born on March 10, 1691, in Villon, France. She was a wild child, a dreamer, and she was not satisfiedContinue reading “The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue: A Punch to the Gut (But Like a Good One)”

The Once and Future Witches – A Feminist Masterpiece

I’m back on my witch shit, and let me tell you: this book was fantastic. I was blown away by the beautiful writing and the powerful message behind the story. The Once and Future Witches isn’t just a book about the tales of witchcraft, but a book about what it means to be a womanContinue reading “The Once and Future Witches – A Feminist Masterpiece”

A Touch of Di… I mean, Darkness

Who doesn’t love Greek mythology? Really, it is one of my favorite topics to read about, and I’ve always been obsessed with the legends of the gods. That obsession lead me to A Touch of Darkness, which explores the legend of Hades and Persephone in a modern setting. There are many different variations to theContinue reading “A Touch of Di… I mean, Darkness”

Legendborn

Well, well, well, if it isn’t me… back from my reading coma. Last week was absolutely bonkers, with the inauguration and everything in between. I’m PUMPED to have Joe Biden as president, and last Wednesday was one of the happiest days of the past year for me… but any time a major political event happens,Continue reading “Legendborn”

Kingdom of the Wicked: Witches, Princes, and Hell, Oh My!

HELL YESSSSSSSSSSSS. Guys, this book was fantastico *wink wink*. I think I actually screamed when I finished it, I can’t even be sure though because I was too hyped up on that cliffhanger ending. Kingdom of the Wicked had everything I was looking for and more. First off, I’m Italian (part of my family isContinue reading “Kingdom of the Wicked: Witches, Princes, and Hell, Oh My!”

A Curse so Dark and Lonely: A Curse so YA

Ayoo, I’m back on my fantasy novel kick! A Curse So Dark and Lonely caught my attention because 1) Bloomsbury is doing a great job promoting the third book coming out, and 2) sometimes a Beauty and the Beast retelling is just too enticing to pass up.  The story follows our two main characters, HarperContinue reading “A Curse so Dark and Lonely: A Curse so YA”

My Novel Faves of 2020

What a damn year. Amidst all the chaos, it really wasn’t that bad. Personally, I think 2020 brought me perspective, and it has truly made me take a step back and realize what actually matters. Cliche, I know, but I have felt my internal focus shift in a way I haven’t felt before, and forContinue reading “My Novel Faves of 2020”

Onyx and Ivory: A Solid Fantasy Read for a Rainy Day

Guys, this book had everything a true fantasy novel needs: magical world, kingdoms and errant princes, and a good mystery. I certainly would recommend it to anyone who loves fantasy. I wouldn’t necessarily describe it as an “omg you have to read this book” type of story, but it had a solid plot nonetheless. ToContinue reading “Onyx and Ivory: A Solid Fantasy Read for a Rainy Day”