Book Review: Masks and Shadows by Stephanie Burgis

Summary: The year is 1779, and Carlo Morelli, the most renowned castrato singer in Europe, has been invited as an honored guest to Eszterháza Palace. With Carlo in Prince Nikolaus Esterházy's carriage, ride a Prussian spy and one of the most notorious alchemists in the Habsburg Empire. Already at Eszterháza is Charlotte von Steinbeck, the... Continue Reading →

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Can’t-Wait Wednesday: This is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone

Can’t-Wait Wednesday, aka Waiting on Wednesday, is a weekly meme originating from Jill at Breaking the Spine and now hosted by Wishful Endings. If you’re interested in participating, stop by Wishful Endings to link up your posts.   Among the ashes of a dying world, an agent of the Commandant finds a letter. It reads: Burn before reading. And... Continue Reading →

This Week in Reading: Stuck in a Rut

Well, last week was another bust with trying to finish books that I'm actually supposed to be reading. Major anxiety struck exacerbated by a few things I had going on and it all went downhill from there. Being a mood reader combined with anxiety and depression means comfort read city. I still managed to finish... Continue Reading →

Book Review: The Spirit Eater by Rachel Aaron

Summary: With the pressure on after his success in Gaol, Eli Monpress, professional thief and degenerate, decides it's time to lie low for a bit. Taking up residence in a tiny seaside village, Eli and his companions seize the chance for some fun and relaxation. Nico, however, is finding it a bit hard. Plagued by... Continue Reading →

2019 Audiobook Challenge – 1st Quarter Update

This year I decided to sign up for the Audiobook challenge run by Hot Listens and Caffeinated Reviewer because it sounded like a lot of fun and just my type of thing since I already listen to a lot of audiobooks. More details about the challenge can be found in my original post here. Levels of achievement:... Continue Reading →

2019 r/Fantasy Book Bingo Reading Challenge

Some of you have probably noticed me talking about book bingo  around here and were wondering what exactly I was going on about. Well, now that it’s after April 1st (the start of the new bingo period) I thought I’d do a post about it. r/Fantasy Book Bingo is something I initially started on kind... Continue Reading →

This Week in Reading: Back to the Grind Redux

Ah, well I only managed to read one book on my list last week, and two books not on my list. At least one of the 'not on list' books is one that I've been meaning to read for a while, so there's that. Anywho, due to a bunch of craziness that struck mid-week, I... Continue Reading →

Monthly Wrap Up: March 2019

March was, overall, a pretty good month for me. I caught up on some reading obligations and freed myself up to do some mood reading. I also started catching up on some blogging. I'm still a little behind but nothing I can't deal with. 🙂 I managed to finish 15 novels, 1 novella, and 1... Continue Reading →

Book Review: The Gilded King by Josie Jaffrey

Summary: In the Blue, the world’s last city, all is not well. Julia is stuck within its walls. She serves the nobility from a distance until she meets Lucas, who believes in fairytales that her world can’t accommodate. The Blue is her prison, not her castle, and she’d escape into the trees if she didn’t... Continue Reading →

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