Ruin and Rising ~ Leigh Bardugo

Rating: 3/5 I will continue my refrain: cliche as all get-out, but still thoroughly enjoyable if you're looking for tropes of the genre. It's like comfort food that satisfies a certain craving as long as you're not looking to get anything new out of the series. Again, this series reminded me so much of ACOTAR … Continue reading Ruin and Rising ~ Leigh Bardugo

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Siege and Storm ~ Leigh Bardugo

Rating: 4/5 Yes, I totally read this series back to back. No, I do not regret it. The Sun Summoner grows stronger in this second installment, and her relationships are tested nearly to breaking. Alina's personal identity grows and shifts, and Grisha as we know them have to evolve. Siege and Storm is a badass … Continue reading Siege and Storm ~ Leigh Bardugo

The Line Becomes a River ~ Francisco Cantu

Happy Book Birthday (Feb 6th) to The Line Becomes a River! Rating: 4/5 Francisco Cantu, a grandson of Mexican immigrants himself (who does not feel this gives him any kind of experience of immigration or Border Patrol), decides after graduating with an International Relations degree, that he wanted to become a Border Patrol agent to … Continue reading The Line Becomes a River ~ Francisco Cantu

Little Fires Everywhere ~Celeste Ng

Rating: 5/5 This is an amazing read! Ng's characters are fully realized in this novel, the perfect time-line from start to finish. Interweaving a tale of women and their secrets, Ng unveils similarities between three women and daughters throughout the book in ways I would never have thought to suspect. The plot, although perhaps slow … Continue reading Little Fires Everywhere ~Celeste Ng

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet ~ Jamie Ford

Rating: 4/5 Alternating between Henry as a boy growing up in 1942 WWII and Henry as a middle aged man in 1986, Ford's novel is a beautiful historical fiction that hit me right in the feels. This book is sweet and romantic while reminding readers of tragedies of the past. The star-crossed interracial childhood lovers … Continue reading Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet ~ Jamie Ford