What We Owe ~ Golnaz Hashemzadeh Bonde

Rating: 5/5 I am so in love with the writing style. Bonde captured my heart so quickly, and in such heart-wrenching ways. This story is set in Sweden, with two Iranian immigrants, Nahid and her daughter Aram. Nahid fills readers in on her vibrant and violent past, the reasons she ended up in Sweden. "I … Continue reading What We Owe ~ Golnaz Hashemzadeh Bonde

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A Court of Frost and Starlight ~ Sarah J. Maas

Rating: 4/5 This short book is the fourth in the series, and gives readers a snapshot of our band of friends preparing for the Winter Solstice. This is a deep dive into the pleasures and trauma of Feyre's newfound family in their lives together after the war. Maas takes a pretty big departure from the … Continue reading A Court of Frost and Starlight ~ Sarah J. Maas

The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy ~ Mackenzi Lee

Happy Book Birthday to The Lady's Guide by Makenzi Lee! Rating: 5/5 The Lady's Guide was even more awesome than Lee's last book! Felicity Montague has been living in Edinburgh with her baker friend, Callum. Unfortunately for her, he proposes, giving her an ultimatum of accepting his proposal or moving out of the house. Her … Continue reading The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy ~ Mackenzi Lee

When the Men Were Gone ~ Marjorie Herrera Lewis

Expected publication October 2nd, 2018! Rating: 3.5/5 Heavy on the football and the feminism, this is a historical fiction novel to look out for featuring a small town in Texas in 1944. Miss Tylene Wilson is the assistant principal at Brownwood High School, and she's got her work cut out for her. However, she's concerned … Continue reading When the Men Were Gone ~ Marjorie Herrera Lewis

The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue ~ Mackenzi Lee

Rating: 4/5 I thoroughly enjoyed this light-hearted romp through Europe (no pun intended). Monty, Percy, and Felicity make an excellent cast of characters. Monty has his head stuck in the clouds, his ego clouding his better judgment. His coping skills are poor, and he runs around thinking about how to give himself pleasure from one … Continue reading The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue ~ Mackenzi Lee

She Called Me Woman ~ Azeenarh Mohammed

Rating:3.5/5 This book is a collection of personal narratives from queer Nigerian women. First of all, I want to say I am so impressed with the subject matter. Queer Nigerian women are sharing their stories in this book, and they are not shying away from difficult subject matter. They are sharing their rapes, forced marriages, … Continue reading She Called Me Woman ~ Azeenarh Mohammed