ARC Review: “The Midnight Bargain,” by C.L. Polk

I had the very unexpected pleasure of receiving The Midnight Bargain weeks after requesting it, so I dropped my regular TBR to finish this before its release date of October 13. Thank you, Netgalley and Erewhon Books, for this ARC. I finished it in one day, so you know it was engaging, even if I … Continue reading ARC Review: “The Midnight Bargain,” by C.L. Polk

ARC Review: “The Inspector of Strange and Unexplained Deaths,” by Olivier Barde-Cabuçon

First of all, I would like to thank Netgalley and Pushkin Press for the opportunity to review this ARC. This imprint of Pushkin, Vertigo, has the unique job of publishing crime fiction from around the globe and providing translations where needed. Such was the case for The Inspector of Strange and Unexplained Deaths, originally published … Continue reading ARC Review: “The Inspector of Strange and Unexplained Deaths,” by Olivier Barde-Cabuçon

ARC Review: “Murder at an Irish Christmas,” by Carlene O’Connor

Ho ho ho, merry... September? While I am unsure of the timing in publishing Carlene O'Connor's sixth Irish Village Mystery book, Murder at an Irish Christmas (due to be published this October), I don't mind at all because I love this series so much! Thank you, Netgalley and Kensington Books for this awesome opportunity! From … Continue reading ARC Review: “Murder at an Irish Christmas,” by Carlene O’Connor

ARC Review: “On Borrowed Crime,” by Kate Young

Has anyone ever read a book and had such a vastly different opinion of it than other people, you wonder if you even read the same book? That was me with On Borrowed Crime by Kate Young. I really did not like this, and my ARC e-copy was so poorly formatted I almost didn't get … Continue reading ARC Review: “On Borrowed Crime,” by Kate Young

WWW Wednesday – September 2, 2020

Happy September, all! I love that I can start the new month right with some "shelf reflection." The WWW Wednesday meme is currently hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words, and is a great way to do a weekly update on what you’ve been reading and what you have planned. I loved doing this … Continue reading WWW Wednesday – September 2, 2020

ARC Review: “The Archive of the Forgotten,” by A.J. Hackwith

Hi all, and sorry for my absence! I went to upstate New York to visit family and get some needed R&R. It also inspired me to finish three (!) books while resting, so I am almost caught up on my reading goals. One of the books I got to finish was The Archive of the … Continue reading ARC Review: “The Archive of the Forgotten,” by A.J. Hackwith

ARC Review: “Ordinary Miracles” by Martyn Carey

Good morning, all! I am giving a fair warning up top that, despite being super excited about receiving this ARC from Netgalley and Matador, Ordinary Miracles fell flat for me, in more ways than one. I generally dislike giving bad reviews because I feel that one person's opinion shouldn't inform the decision of other people's readership, … Continue reading ARC Review: “Ordinary Miracles” by Martyn Carey

ARC Review: “A Killing Frost,” by Seanan McGuire

Hey all! I was ridiculously, incredulously happy and grateful to receive this ARC from Netgalley and DAW since Seanan McGuire is one of my favorite UA authors out there right now, and the October Daye series is on my top three series. I have requested quite a few Seanan McGuire books in the past, but … Continue reading ARC Review: “A Killing Frost,” by Seanan McGuire

ARC Review: “A Wolf for a Spell,” by Karah Sutton

I was so excited to receive this ARC from Netgalley and Random House Children's because it has so many things that I love: Russian mythology, an animal narrator, and a spooky forest. One of my favorite ARCS I've ever gotten from Netgalley was Bear and the Nightingale, a YA historical fantasy based in Russia. A Wolf for … Continue reading ARC Review: “A Wolf for a Spell,” by Karah Sutton

ARC Review: “The Gentleman and the Thief,” by Sarah Eden

Hello, all! I am thrilled to have gotten the chance to review Sarah Eden's new book The Gentleman and the Thief, second in the Proper Romance Victorian series. I reviewed the first book, Lady and the Highwayman, back in April and can honestly most of my (minor) issues with the first book have been resolved in this one. … Continue reading ARC Review: “The Gentleman and the Thief,” by Sarah Eden