Hello everyone! This is my stop on the Escapist Book Company tour of A Cup of Tea at the Mouth of Hell by Luke Tarzian. I had the extreme pleasure of editing this book and have worked with Luke before. I’ll go into more detail in the full review, but I will say that this book has left an impact on me, even all these months later. For now, here’s some more about it!
Review: Not Good for Maidens by Tori Bovalino
Oh. My. God. I LOVED this. I’ve already practically thrown the book at multiple people, although basically shouting ‘it’s about the goblin markets’ probably isn’t the best approach I could’ve gone for. Not Good for Maidens does contain a fair amount of body horror and is definitely horror rather than a YA horror (although it does have a 17-year-old protagonist). But that being said, if you like your horror gory, and creepy, and heart-pounding, this is the book for you.
Review: The Ballad of Never After (Once Upon A Broken Heart #2) by Stephanie Garber
Garber’s prose is easy to read as much as it is lyrical and evocative, and her metaphors, even when a little over the top, still render her imagery amazingly, after all, their flair does fit in with the overall vibe of this story.
Review: The Book of Gothel by Mary McMyne
The Book of Gothel is beautifully woven, and full of depth and compassion. It’s adventurous, and manages to be classic and modern all at once, giving life to Mother Gothel.
Indie Accords Wrap-Up
This post will wrap-up each of the books I read, but I’ve also already written Goodreads blurbs and will be posting up Amazon reviews too. Amazon especially is such an important platform for Indie/Self-Pub authors so if you’re not posting reviews on Amazon, I highly recommend doing so at least for the Indie reads. Also these are in order that I read them, not in order I preferred them. All of these books were incredible and I continue to be blown away by each self-pub book I read.
Review: The Last Wish (The Witcher #0.5) by Andrzej Sapkowski
Synopsis Geralt the Witcher—revered and hated—is a man whose magic powers, enhanced by long training and a mysterious elixir, have made him a brilliant fighter and a merciless assassin. Yet he is no ordinary murderer: his targets are the multifarious monsters and vile fiends that ravage the land and attack the innocent. But not everything […]
Review: Juniper & Thorn by Ava Reid
A darkly magnificent retelling of The Juniper Tree.
Review: For the Throne (The Wilderwood #2) by Hannah Whitten
The thrilling and gorgeous sequel to For the Wolf.
Review: For The Throne (Wilderwood #2) by Hannah Whitten
For The Throne really is everything you wish for in a sequel/series conclusion, in that it wraps up all the threads in a satisfying manner that isn’t necessarily what you’d expect, it honors already established characters while also giving the right amount of space to the ones who are now the main focus and, it does all that by improving on all that worked well before to make it even better.
Review: Half a Soul by Olivia Atwater
An entrancing, enlightening fairytale novel that blends the lines of history, fantasy, and romance.
Book Tour and Review: The Rarkyn’s Familiar by Nikky Lee
Hi, all! Thanks for tuning into my stop on Escapist Books Tours’ run of The Rarkyn’s Familiar! This book was so much fun to read and I can’t wait to share my thoughts with you. Book Information: The Rarkyn’s Familiar by Nikky LeeSeries: The Rarkyn TrilogyGenre: Epic FantasyIntended Age Group: 16+Pages: 452Published: April 19, 2022Publisher: […]
Review: The Stardust Thief (The Sandsea Trilogy #1) by Chelsea Abdullah
Synopsis Neither here nor there, but long ago… Loulie al-Nazari is the Midnight Merchant: a criminal who, with the help of her jinn bodyguard, hunts and sells illegal magic. When she saves the life of a cowardly prince, she draws the attention of his powerful father, the sultan, who blackmails her into finding an ancient […]