Book Review: The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly

Title: The Book of Lost ThingsAuthor: John ConnollyPublisher: Atria BooksPage Count: 339Publication Date: 2006Category/Genre: Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, Fairy Tales, Adventure, Mystery, Good Reads Rating: ★★★★☆ (3.9)My Rating: ★★★★☆(4.0) High in his attic bedroom, twelve-year-old David mourns the death of his mother, with only the books on his shelf for company. But those books have begun to … Continue reading Book Review: The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly

Book Review: The Sisters Grimm by Menna van Praag

Title: The Sisters Grimm Author: Menna van PraagPublisher: harper VoyagerPage Count: 448Publication Date: 2020Category/Genre: Fiction, Fantasy, Magical Realism, Retellings, Fairy TaleGood Reads Rating: ★★★☆☆ (3.32)My Rating: ★★★★☆(3.6) Once upon a time, a demon who desired earthly domination fathered an army of dark daughters to help him corrupt humanity . . . As children, Goldie, Liyana, Scarlet, … Continue reading Book Review: The Sisters Grimm by Menna van Praag

Book Review: The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix

Title: The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires Author: Grady HendrixPublisher: Quirk booksPage Count: 400Publication Date: 2020Category/Genre: Fiction, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller, Horror, VampiresGood Reads Rating: ★★★★☆ (3.89)My Rating: ★★★★☆(3.8) Fried Green Tomatoes and Steel Magnolias meet Dracula in this Southern-flavored supernatural thriller set in the ’90s about a women’s book club that must protect its suburban community from a mysterious … Continue reading Book Review: The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix

Book Review: Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi

Title: FreshwaterAuthor: Akwaeke EmeziPublisher: Grove PressPage Count: 229Publication Date: 2018Category/Genre: Fiction, Contemporary Fiction, Cultural, Africa, LGBT, Magic Realism, Mental Health, Fantasy, NigeriaGood Reads Rating: ★★★★☆ (4.02)My Rating: ★★★★☆(4) An extraordinary debut novel, Freshwater explores the surreal experience of having a fractured self. It centers around a young Nigerian woman, Ada, who develops separate selves within her as a … Continue reading Book Review: Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi

September 2020 Reading Challenge: The Bird King by G. Willow Wilson

Title:  The Bird King Author: G. Willow Wilson Publisher: Grove Press Page Count: 403 Publication Date: 2019 Category/Genre: Fiction, Historical Fiction, Magical Realism, Fantasy Good Reads Rating: ★★★☆☆ (3.75) My Rating: ★★★★☆(4.0) New from the award-winning author of Alif the Unseen and writer of the Ms. Marvel series, G. Willow Wilson Set in 1491 during the reign of … Continue reading September 2020 Reading Challenge: The Bird King by G. Willow Wilson

Book Review: The Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman

Title: The Museum of Extraordinary Things Author: Alice HoffmanPublisher: ScribnerPage Count: 368Publication Date: 2014Category/Genre: Fiction, Fantasy, Magical Realism, Historical Fiction, Romance, Mystery Good Reads Rating: ★★★★☆ (3.74)My Rating: ★★★★☆(3.8) Coralie Sardie is the daughter of the sinister impresario behind The Museum of Extraordinary Things, a Coney Island boardwalk freak show that thrills the masses. An exceptional … Continue reading Book Review: The Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman

Book Review: The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin

Title:  The Immortalists Author: Chloe Benjamin Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Page Count: 346 Publication Date: 2018 Category/Genre: Fiction, Fantasy, Contemporary Fiction Good Reads Rating: ★★★★☆ (3.72) My Rating: ★★★★☆(4.0) If you knew the date of your death, how would you live your life? It’s 1969 in New York City’s Lower East Side, and word has … Continue reading Book Review: The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin

February 2020 Reading Challenge: Gingerbread by Helen Oyeyemi

Title:  Gingerbread Author: Helen Oyeyemi Publisher: Macmillion Page Count: 304 Publication Date: 2019 Category/Genre: Fiction, Fantasy, Magic Realism Good Reads Rating: ★★★☆☆ (3.05) My Rating: ★★★☆☆(3.25) Influenced by the mysterious place gingerbread holds in classic children’s stories–equal parts wholesome and uncanny, from the tantalizing witch’s house in “Hansel and Gretel” to the man-shaped confection who … Continue reading February 2020 Reading Challenge: Gingerbread by Helen Oyeyemi