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

ARC Review: “Shadow in the Empire of Light,” by Jane Routley

Good morning everyone! I'd like to start by thanking Netgalley and Rebellion Publishing for what was a pretty interesting ARC. I have to admit, I have put this review off for about a week, because it is hard to review a book that you wanted to like so bad, but ended up feeling disappointed. Shadow in … Continue reading ARC Review: “Shadow in the Empire of Light,” by Jane Routley

ARC Review: “A Death Long Overdue,” by Eva Gates

Hello all and happy Friday! I am so excited to review Eva Gates' new book A Death Long Overdue from her Lighthouse Library series, because this cozy has it all: A lighthouse. In a library. On a beach, with a plucky librarian for a heroine. How do we beat that?! I have been a pretty devoted … Continue reading ARC Review: “A Death Long Overdue,” by Eva Gates

ARC Review: “A Declaration of the Rights of Magicians,” by H.G. Parry

Hello all, and happy Tuesday! (Is that a thing?) I am very excited to review to have received this book from Netgalley and RedHook, since it is a beautiful blend of fantasy and historical fiction. I missed reading good fantasy! I had also preordered this book ages ago, and when I got the chance to review … Continue reading ARC Review: “A Declaration of the Rights of Magicians,” by H.G. Parry

ARC Review: “Tea and Treachery,” by Vicki Delany

Hello and welcome to number 3 (or so?!) of my cozy mystery streak. when I saw that Vicki Delany was coming out with a new series, I couldn't resist but apply for this Tea and Treachery on Netgalley, since she write one of my favorite Sherlock Holmes pastiches (I reviewed the first book here) AND she … Continue reading ARC Review: “Tea and Treachery,” by Vicki Delany

ARC Review: A Sprinkling of Murder, by Daryl Wood Gerber

Hi all! As you can see, I am on a cozy mystery kick. COVID quarantine has been getting to me, and my favorite hobby (reading!) is actually more strenuous despite having more time to do it. That's why I have been requesting light books in subject areas I am comfortable with - to try and … Continue reading ARC Review: A Sprinkling of Murder, by Daryl Wood Gerber

ARC Review: “Little Bookshop of Murder” by Maggie Blackburn

Thank you, Netgalley and Crooked Lane Books, for this ARC of Maggie Blackburn's new series! What may not be apparent on my blog is that I have a secret semi-guilty pleasure for cozy mysteries. Beyond that, I love cozy mysteries that include "book people," whether it be librarians, book sellers, or book cafes. So when I … Continue reading ARC Review: “Little Bookshop of Murder” by Maggie Blackburn

ARC Review: “The Address” by Fiona Davis

Disclaimer: I received this ARC from Penguin's First to Read program in exchange for a fair and honest review. This book comes out August 1st, and I suggest you preorder your copy now! Disclaimer two: This is my first Fiona Davis novel, and I have to say, I really enjoyed it! The Address by Fiona … Continue reading ARC Review: “The Address” by Fiona Davis

ARC Review: Impossible Views of the World, by Lucy Ives

Thank you to Penguin's First to Read program for this compelling debut novel! In Impossible Views of the World by Lucy Ives, heroine (or antiheroine?) Stella Krakus, a curator at a renowned art museum in New York, is having a pretty rough week. Her coworker and sometimes friend Paul has disappeared, her coworker and sometimes lover Fred … Continue reading ARC Review: Impossible Views of the World, by Lucy Ives

Review: Rin Chupeco’s “The Bone Witch”

First of all, thank you Netgalley and Sourcebooks for this haunting and captivating ARC, Rin Chupeco's The Bone Witch.   Let me be clear: I never intended to raise my brother from his grave, though he may claim otherwise. If there's anything I've learned from him in the years since, it's that the dead hide … Continue reading Review: Rin Chupeco’s “The Bone Witch”