Where the Line Bleeds ~ Jesmyn Ward

Rating: 5/5 Jesmyn Ward's writing is poetic and incredible. In Where the Line Bleeds, Ward uses a narrative style that struck me with how incredibly it fit into the story. It's almost a journalistic tone, as though she were recording factual evidence from a story that had already occurred. Her descriptions took me back into … Continue reading Where the Line Bleeds ~ Jesmyn Ward

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Trail of Lightning ~ Rebecca Roanhorse

Rating: 5/5 Trail of Lightning wasn't quite everything I was looking for after I had initially heard about this book, but it was close. I wasn't a big fan of Roanhorse's writing style, but I was a huge fan of her storyline and the characters she presents in Trail of Lightning. Dinetah, formerly known as … Continue reading Trail of Lightning ~ Rebecca Roanhorse

Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows ~ Balli Kaur Jaswall

Rating: 4/5 Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows had a surprising number of elements running through the plot considering what a short novel it was. Nikki, our protagonist, lives in West London, where she works at a pub and wants to explore a career in writing. She has intentionally put distance between herself and her rather … Continue reading Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows ~ Balli Kaur Jaswall

The Assassin’s Blade ~ Sarah J. Maas

Rating: 3/5 I read this novella collection from the Throne of Glass series following my reading of Empire of Storms. Because I read this book so far into the series, Celaena's character felt less well-rounded than future books in the series, and the style is rather one-dimensional as all the stories are from just one-perspective. … Continue reading The Assassin’s Blade ~ Sarah J. Maas