{Book Review} Starlings by Jo Walton

I grew up reading fairy-tales and short stories, so I can tell you I was pretty excited to receive this eclectic collection from Tachyon Publications. In a very straightforward introduction, Walton explains that this collection is more of an exercise in the art of short stories than a bona fide short story collection. It includes…

{Book Review} A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab

After at least a dozen of my fellow bookstagrammers recommended that I start this series in the past year, I finally took the plunge last month, and boy, am I glad that I did. I was expecting this first book to be your run-of-the-mill introductory book to the world of Antari and colorful Londons, but…

{Book Review} Modern Gods by Nick Laird

I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect from Nick Laird’s novel, Modern Gods, but I can say that I was pleasantly surprised by it. The story follows the interweaving lives of two sisters and their family as they struggle with love, religion, and family life on completely different planes. Quick Summary: Alison is getting ready…

{Book Review} “The Censor’s Hand” by A. M. Steiner

Are you ready to embark on an adventure filled with magical conspiracies and mystery? Because The Censor’s Hand by A. M. Steiner will take you on that adventure and introduce to a uniquely crafted world of fantasy and magic. The story revolves around three main characters, Daniel, Jon, and Miranda, as they attempt to navigate…

{Book Review} “Useless Joyce” by Tim Conley | Scribbledehobble!

When I first saw the title, Useless Joyce by Tim Conley, I thought “Who is this person, calling my beloved Joycey useless?!” If you know me or my blog or my Bookstagram or my tattoos or my shelves, you’ll know that I’m obsessed with James Joyce. The often misunderstood and even-more-often infamous Irish author is…

“Mary Darling” by L.M. D’Mello

From the title, I assumed this book was tangentially related to Wendy Darling (I guess it was the name?), but I was wrong. Although it had a cute premise, a lot of things were somewhat irritating throughout the story. Serves me right for judging a book by its cover! I wasn’t sure who was narrating,…