Review: Her Body and Other Parties

Macabre, erotic, twisted, haunting, skin-crawling, timely, darkly comedic, elegant. I devoured these feminist fairytale horror stories over the course of the week during Dr. Christine Blasey-Ford's testimony before Congress about the sexual assault she [allegedly] sustained at the hands of Brett Kavanaugh. I can't decide if that was the best possible timing for reading these... Continue Reading →

Review: Dread Nation

Imagine if the Battle of Gettysburg had ended in a different kind of bloodshed. Imagine if, instead of North versus South, the defining battle of the Civil War generation was the living versus the dead.The Imagine if emancipated slaves were "freed," only to be forced into an indentured servitude of killing zombies. Imagine if the... Continue Reading →

Review: The Underground Railroad

Colson Whitehead's Pulitzer-winning The Underground Railroad will sit with me for a long time. I'm not sure what my expectations were before digging in, but the result exceeded whatever they had been. This is a work of historical fiction -- more accurately, alt-historical fiction -- with a light dose of magical realism. Whitehead animates the... Continue Reading →

Review: The Last Place You Look

Did I ACTUALLY find a mystery series I like? I think so! Roxane Weary is a great protagonist in this fast-paced suspense procedural. Some of her is a cliche (detective with a drinking problem, relationship/attachment issues thanks to a Daddy backstory) but most of it's forgivable since she's a compulsively readable character. You'll root for... Continue Reading →

Review: The Last Black Unicorn

Oh, Tiffany. I wanted to love this. And I did love a lot of it. But the parts I didn't love, I actually loathed. Tiffany Haddish has exploded in the last year. Gaining fame for her hilarious, scene-stealing turn in the film Girls Trip, she's become a social media starlet for click-worthy bits like her... Continue Reading →

Review: Children of Blood and Bone

Oh, my friends. I closed this book shut about five days ago and am still reeling from it. It was heart-pounding and gut-wrenching and soul-stirring. Children of Blood and Bone is worth the hype.  Anybody who follows literary news has heard of first time author Tomi Adeyemi's debut YA fantasy -- book one of a... Continue Reading →

Review: Once Upon a World Board Books

My youngest is a diehard princess fan. We've watched Frozen more times than I can count, she wants everything in her life to be purple because of Sophia the First, and she insists on wearing a dress almost every single day no matter the weather. "No pants, Mama," she says. "Pants are dumb." (True story, kiddo.)... Continue Reading →

Blog at WordPress.com.

Up ↑