I received a galley of this book in exchange for an honest review. Weyward By: Emilia Hart Published: March 7, 2023 Genre: Historical Fiction, Magical Realism, Witches …She knows the truth. About Altha Weyward. About Aunt Violet, too. About herself; and her child. The truth. She can feel it spreading molten through her body, hardening… Continue reading Why You Need to Read: “Weyward”
We're in a new year, which means new books; and, a look at the books from the previous year that we missed out on. This is a new list containing new books. If you want to see the books from 2021 that were on my 2022 list, then click here for that list. Remember in… Continue reading Books I Didn’t Get to Read in 2022, But I Hope to Do So in 2023
***My 200th Blog Post!!!*** For this post, which marks a new milestone for me, I decided to discuss one of the most enjoyable—and the most dreadful—topics: favorites. We all know why favorites is a fun topic, but it can be daunting for opposing reasons: others have them as their favorites, they are ubiquitous, they are… Continue reading My Favorite Speculative Fiction Narratives
Winternight Trilogy, #1: The Bear and the Nightingale By: Katherine Arden Published: January 10, 2017 Genre: Fantasy/Historical Fiction/Folklore/Magic Realism/Coming-of-Age Vasya’s head hurt with thinking. If the domovoi wasn’t real, then what about the others? The vodyanoy in the river, the twig-man in the trees? The rusalka, the polevik, the dvorovoi? Had she imagined them all? Was… Continue reading Why You Need to Read: “The Bear and the Nightingale”
The Starless Sea By: Erin Morgenstern Published: November 5, 2019 Genre: Fantasy/Urban Fantasy/Magic Realism Only the singular section of “Sweet Sorrows” is about him, though pages are missing, upon close inspection there are numerous vacancies along the spine. The text comes back to the pirate and the girl again but the rest is disjointed, it… Continue reading Why You Need to Read: “The Starless Sea”
Winternight Trilogy: Book 3: The Winter of the Witch By: Katherine Arden Published: January 9, 2019 Genre: Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Fairy Tale Retelling, Folklore, Magic Realism PLEASE NOTE: The following contains minor spoilers from this novel and the series. You have been warned. “You are a fool, man of God,” he said. You never understood.” Konstantin… Continue reading Why You Need to Read: “The Winter of the Witch”
A list of suggested books to read while we continue to wait for the sixth book in "A Song of Ice and Fire" series.