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

October TBR (or maybe a wishlist)

This is probably not comprehensive, or even probably accurate. This month is going to be very hectic for me from some changes in my personal life (more to come, all good things), but man do I want to read everything, particularly fun spooky stuff. October is the month before my birthday, and I live for … Continue reading October TBR (or maybe a wishlist)

Book Review: “Mums and Mayhem,” by Amanda Flower

Another day, another Scottish cozy mystery. I have no shame. Mums and Mayhem is the third in the Magical Garden Mystery series, and the sense of presence has only gotten better. When can I move to Scotland? I am so ready. From the Publisher: A famous fiddler has been kilt. A magic garden's left to … Continue reading Book Review: “Mums and Mayhem,” by Amanda Flower

Book Review: “Witches of New York,” by Ami McKay

Happy Thursday, all (not sure if that is a thing; running with it). I am sorry I have been remiss - bookshelf project has been well underway, and work has been getting me down. However, I am very excited to review this next book, because it was the last one my book club read (come check … Continue reading Book Review: “Witches of New York,” by Ami McKay

Book Traveling Thursdays: Lazy Day Reading

Hello, August! When did this happen? I am sad to see July leave, since August is a crazy month for me! However, it is also a fresh start, so I have to be grateful for that. As such, I am going to try and keep up better with my favorite challenges and themes, hence Book … Continue reading Book Traveling Thursdays: Lazy Day Reading

Menna van Praag’s “Dress Shop of Dreams”

First off, I would like to state that I recently finished another one of van Praag's novels for an advance review from Netgalley called The Witches of Cambridge, which I loved. For that full review, please click here. That being said, The Dress Shop of Dreams is a very different story from van Praag's most recent offering. … Continue reading Menna van Praag’s “Dress Shop of Dreams”

Lisa Van Allen’s “The Wishing Thread”- finding magic in the mundane

Van Allen's The Wishing Thread follows the three Van Ripper sisters and their magical house in Tarrytown called the Stitchery. When matriarch Mariah dies, the three sisters must come together to decide what is best for their home and their family's legacy as the stitch witches of the town, sewing spells for suspicious but desperate … Continue reading Lisa Van Allen’s “The Wishing Thread”- finding magic in the mundane

“The Witches of Cambridge”- A bewitching read

Thank you Netgalley and Random House for the pleasure of reading this novel. The Witches of Cambridge follows the stories of Kat, George, Amandine, Noa, Heloise, and Cosima, all witches of a different flavor, as they go about life in modern-day Cambridge. Their lives are all entwined at the college, where they have magical meetings … Continue reading “The Witches of Cambridge”- A bewitching read