Blue Lily, Lily Blue ~ Maggie Stiefvater

Rating: 3/5 This installment in the series takes readers back to some of the more paranormal feeling aspects of the series, a return to the paranormal after Ronan's big fantasy storyline from the previous book. Maura is still disappeared, and the four of them are struggling to find normalcy in their lives while realizing that … Continue reading Blue Lily, Lily Blue ~ Maggie Stiefvater

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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

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