The House of the Spirits | Hot Take Review

The House of the Spirits | Isabel Allende Published: January 2 1982 Format: Paperback Tags: Latin America, Fiction, Magical Realism, Generational | Synopsis from the Publisher | Chilean writer Isabel Allende’s classic novel is both a richly symbolic family saga and the riveting story of an unnamed Latin American country’s turbulent history. In a triumph of magic … Continue reading The House of the Spirits | Hot Take Review

The Midnight Library | Hot Take Review

The Midnight Library by Matt Haig Published: September 29, 2020 Pages: 288 Format: Hardback (Personal copy) Tags: Fiction, Contemporary, Magical Realism, Mental-Illness | Synopsis from the Publisher | Between life and death there is a library, and within that library, the shelves go on forever. Every book provides a chance to try another life you … Continue reading The Midnight Library | Hot Take Review

Iron Cast Reviewed | My New Favorite Thing

Iron Cast by Destiny Soria Published October 11th, 2016Tags: 20th Century, Diverse, Historical Fiction, LGBTQ+, Magical-Realism, Multiple PoV, Crime, PoC, Race Issues, Twenties, Urban Fantasy, YAFormat: Physical Book, Library CopyPages: 384 | Synopsis From the Publisher | In 1919, Ada Navarra—the intrepid daughter of immigrants—and Corinne Wells—a spunky, devil-may-care heiress—make an unlikely pair. But at … Continue reading Iron Cast Reviewed | My New Favorite Thing

Like Water for Chocolate Reviewed | 2.75/5 Chilies 🌶️

Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel is a novel told through recipes, a story mapped out in food. Esquival's novel has won several awards and has been adapted into a movie by the same title. Synopsis: From Goodreads: The narrator's … Continue reading Like Water for Chocolate Reviewed | 2.75/5 Chilies 🌶️