Title: Sirma Author: Reni Stankova Publisher: Self-Published Publication Date: July 1st 2019 Genre: Historical Fiction Content Warnings: non-descriptive rape scene, an implicit sex scene between consenting adults, and heavy violence. Synopsis: Sirma has spent the first 18 years of her life as a happy and hardworking Slavic girl in her quiet mountain village. Until she… Continue reading Book Review: Sirma
Title: The Poppy War Author: R.F. Kuang Publisher: Harper Voyager Publication Date: May 1st 2018 Genre: Adult Fantasy Synopsis: When Rin aced the Keju, the Empire-wide test to find the most talented youth to learn at the Academies, it was a shock to everyone: to the test officials, who couldn’t believe a war orphan from… Continue reading Book Review: The Poppy War
I was never one to feel the full effects (or any in some cases) from Horror Media (Movies, Books Etc) but Mexican Gothic has a subtle horror element the slowly creeps up on you as the story goes along. You don't even what's happening until you're feeling the full effects of unease.
All the books I read in April (2020)
Being the middle child has its ups and downsBut for Grace, an only child who was adopted at birth, discovering that she is a middle child is a different ride altogether. After putting her own baby up for adoption, she goes looking for her biological family, includingMaya, her loudmouthed younger bio sister, who has a lot to say about their newfound family ties. Having grown up the snarky brunette in a house full of chipper redheads, she’s quick to search for traces of herself among these not-quite-strangers. And when her adopted family’s long-buried problems begin to explode to the surface, Maya can’t help but wonder where exactly it is that she belongs And Joaquin, their stoic older bio brother, who has no interest in bonding over their shared biological mother. After seventeen years in the foster care system, he’s learned that there are no heroes, and secrets and fears are best kept close to the vest, where they can’t hurt anyone but him.
As soon as Anne Shirley arrives at the snug white farmhouse called Green Gables, she is sure she wants to stay forever . . . but will the Cuthberts send her back to to the orphanage? Anne knows she's not what they expected—a skinny girl with fiery red hair and a temper to match. If only she can convince them to let her stay, she'll try very hard not to keep rushing headlong into scrapes and blurting out the first thing that comes to her mind. Anne is not like anyone else, the Cuthberts agree; she is special—a girl with an enormous imagination. This orphan girl dreams of the day when she can call herself Anne of Green Gables.