His Hideous Heart Reviewed | Ok, But Not My Cup of Tea

His Hideous Heart: 13 of Edgar Allan Poe's Most Unsettling Tales Reimagined Edited by Dahlia Adler Published September 10th, 2019 by Flatiron BooksTags: Short Stories, Horror, Retellings, Anthologies, Young AdultPages: 480 | Synopsis from the Publisher | Edgar Allan Poe may be a hundred and fifty years beyond this world, but the themes of his … Continue reading His Hideous Heart Reviewed | Ok, But Not My Cup of Tea

| Butterfly Reviewed | Definitely Worth the Read

Butterfly: From Refugee to Olympian - My Story of Rescue, Hope, and Triumph by Yusra Mardini Published May 3rd 2018 by Pan MacMillan Tags: Nonfiction, Autobiography/Memoir, Sports/Athletes, SyriaPages: 288 | Synopsis from the Publisher | Yusra Mardini fled her native Syria to the Turkish coast in 2015 and boarded a small dinghy full of refugees … Continue reading | Butterfly Reviewed | Definitely Worth the Read

The Kingdom Reviewed | 3.5/5 Tiaras 👑

The Kingdom by Jess Rothenberg The Kingdom is a dark take on a Disney theme park, set in the future where there are human-made hybrids (animals and humans, alike), that populate a theme park meant to make everyone's wish come true. The story follows one such hybrid, Ana, a Disney princess-like character trying to understand … Continue reading The Kingdom Reviewed | 3.5/5 Tiaras 👑

All the Ever Afters Reviewed | 3.75/5 Glass Slippers 👠

All the Ever Afters by Danielle Teller All the Ever Afters: The Untold Story of Cinderella's Stepmother by Danielle Teller is a retelling of the classic Cinderella tale, but from the perspective of Cinderella's stepmother, Agnes. The book focuses on Agnes's life, from childhood into adulthood, and her own struggles and obstacles she has to … Continue reading All the Ever Afters Reviewed | 3.75/5 Glass Slippers 👠

Prodigal Summer Reviewed | 3.5/5 Chestnut Trees

Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver is the story of three individuals and their relationships over the course of one summer. Set in Appalachia, Kingsolver explores nature themes, such as apex predators, the importance of insects, and the impact of chemical spraying in farming, all while tracking the loves and losses … Continue reading Prodigal Summer Reviewed | 3.5/5 Chestnut Trees

Her Body & Other Parties Reviewed | 1.25/5 Green Ribbons

Her Body & Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado Her Body & Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado is a collection of short stories, many of which contain an air of horror, but all of which have a feminist thread through them. This collection has been nominated for numerous awards and was awarded the Lambda … Continue reading Her Body & Other Parties Reviewed | 1.25/5 Green Ribbons

The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge Reviewed | 4.25 Lances

The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge by M.T. Anderson, Illustrated by Eugene Yelchin The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge by M.T. Anderson and illustrated by Eugene Yelchin is a half written/half-illustrated story of an Elf emissary venturing into Goblin territory to present a gift meant to promote peace between the two races. This book was a collaboration … Continue reading The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge Reviewed | 4.25 Lances

Convenience Store Woman | Mini Review 🍙

Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata Synopsis: From Goodreads: Keiko Furukura had always been considered a strange child, and her parents always worried how she would get on in the real world, so when she takes on a job in a convenience store while at university, they are delighted for her. For her part, in … Continue reading Convenience Store Woman | Mini Review 🍙