A Long, Long Sleep by Anna Sheehan

My Rating: 3.5 stars A Long, Long Sleep begins with Rosalinda Fitzroy, or Rose, being woken from stasis by an unknown boy sixty-two years after her mother put her in. She finds that everyone she knew is gone, something called the Dark Times has happened, and no one even knew she existed. This is a… Continue reading A Long, Long Sleep by Anna Sheehan

The Hollow Places by T. Kingfisher

My Rating: 4 stars After getting a divorce, Kara (called Carrot) moves home to help her uncle his small museum full of taxidermy and other oddities. But things become truly strange when a hole appears in the wall leading to a bunker that shouldn't exist. Her and her barista friend, Simon, start exploring only to… Continue reading The Hollow Places by T. Kingfisher

Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia

My Rating: 2 stars Yet another contemporary YA I have complicated feelings on. Eliza and Her Monsters follows Eliza Mirk, who lives a double life. At school, she is shy, weird, and tries to remain invisible. On the internet, she is LadyConstellation, the creator of a hit webcomic. When one of the top fanfiction writers… Continue reading Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia

The Latinist by Mark Prins

My Rating: 4 stars Many thanks to W. W. Norton & Company and NetGalley for the ARC! This book is being released today, January 4 2022! The Latinist is set at the fictional Westfaling College in Oxford and focuses on Tessa, a gradate student about to get her doctorate, and Chris, the head of classics… Continue reading The Latinist by Mark Prins

Where the Drowned Girls Go by Seanan McGuire

My Rating: 4 stars Many thanks to Macmillan-Tor and NetGalley for the ARC! This book will be released next week on Tuesday January 4 2022! We are back with Cora for this installment of the Wayward Children series, and she is having a difficult time recovering from her encounter with the Drowned Gods of the… Continue reading Where the Drowned Girls Go by Seanan McGuire

These Violent Delights by Micah Nemerever

My Rating: 5 stars Where do I start with These Violent Delights? I absolutely adored it to the point where I'm not even sure how to talk about it. The book follows friendless Paul and charismatic Julian as they form an intense and toxic relationship that eventually leads them to murder. But that simple description… Continue reading These Violent Delights by Micah Nemerever

Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit by Jaye Robin Brown

My Rating: 2 stars I had complicated feelings about this one. Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit follows Joanna Gordon whose radio preacher father asks her to go back in the closet when they move to a rural town after his marriage. On one hand, it's a fun and easy read that I found enjoyable.… Continue reading Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit by Jaye Robin Brown

The Ballerinas by Rachel Kapelke-Dale

My Rating: 4 stars Many thanks to St. Martin's Press and NetGalley for the ARC! This book comes out today, December 7th 2021. I love ballet stories, so I requested this as soon as I saw the title and cover. In The Ballerinas, Delphine moves between past and present to tell the story of her… Continue reading The Ballerinas by Rachel Kapelke-Dale

Skin of the Sea by Natasha Bowen

My Rating: 4 stars Many thanks to Random House and NetGalley for the ARC. This book was released today, November 2 2021! In Skin of the Sea, Bowen takes "The Little Mermaid" and weaves it together with West African folklore to create this stunning tale of Simidele, a Mami Wata tasked with collecting the souls… Continue reading Skin of the Sea by Natasha Bowen

Nothing But Blackened Teeth by Cassandra Khaw

My Rating: 2 Stars Many thanks to Nightfire, Macmillan Publishing, and NetGalley for ARC. This book comes out today, October 19 2021. Whoever designed this cover nailed it just as much as Khaw nails the terrifying atmosphere in this novella. Nothing But Blackened Teeth presents us with a group of five friends gathering in a… Continue reading Nothing But Blackened Teeth by Cassandra Khaw