Book Review: Asha & the Spirit Bird by Jasbinder Bilan #20booksofsummer

Summary:   Asha lives on the family farm with her mother in rural India. Her father is away working in the city, and when the money he sends stops suddenly, a wicked aunt arrives. She’s determined to seize the property – and the treasure rumoured to be hidden on the land. Guided by a majestic … Continue reading Book Review: Asha & the Spirit Bird by Jasbinder Bilan #20booksofsummer

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Book Review: The Dragon Republic by R.F. Kuang #20booksofsummer

  Summary: In the aftermath of the Third Poppy War, shaman and warrior Rin is on the run: haunted by the atrocity she committed to end the war, addicted to opium, and hiding from the murderous commands of her vengeful god, the fiery Phoenix. Her only reason for living is to get revenge on the … Continue reading Book Review: The Dragon Republic by R.F. Kuang #20booksofsummer

Book Review: The Beast’s Heart by Leife Shallcross

Summary: I am neither monster nor man—yet I am both. I am the Beast. The day I was cursed to this wretched existence was the day I was saved—although it did not feel so at the time. My redemption sprung from contemptible roots; I am not proud of what I did the day her father … Continue reading Book Review: The Beast’s Heart by Leife Shallcross

Book Review: Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson

Summary: All sorcerers are evil. Elisabeth has known that as long as she has known anything. Raised as a foundling in one of Austermeer’s Great Libraries, Elisabeth has grown up among the tools of sorcery—magical grimoires that whisper on shelves and rattle beneath iron chains. If provoked, they transform into grotesque monsters of ink and … Continue reading Book Review: Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson

Book Review: Daughter of Mystery by Heather Rose Jones

Summary: Margerit Sovitre did not expect to inherit the Baron Saveze’s fortunes—and even less his bodyguard. The formidable Barbara, of unknown parentage and tied to the barony for secretive reasons, is a feared duelist, capable of defending her charges with efficient, deadly force. Equally perplexing is that while she is now a highly eligible heiress, … Continue reading Book Review: Daughter of Mystery by Heather Rose Jones

Audiobook Review: Beautiful by Juliet Marillier #20booksofsummer

  I'm going to do something a little different with this review and put my summary and thoughts together since, being an audible original, this is a different kind of a book in a way. From what I gather, Beautiful is either an off-shoot of a previous story or an expansion of a previous story … Continue reading Audiobook Review: Beautiful by Juliet Marillier #20booksofsummer

Book Review: The Book of Flora by Meg Elison #20booksofsummer

Summary: In the wake of the apocalypse, Flora has come of age in a highly gendered post-plague society where females have become a precious, coveted, hunted, and endangered commodity. But Flora does not participate in the economy that trades in bodies. An anathema in a world that prizes procreation above all else, she is an … Continue reading Book Review: The Book of Flora by Meg Elison #20booksofsummer