Mini Reviews: Graphic Novels & Illustrated Books

Happily Ever After & Everything In Between by Debbie Tung eARC, 160 pages Published June 2nd 2020 by Andrews McMeel Publishing ✰✰✰✰.5 From the bestselling author of Quiet Girl in a Noisy World and Book Love comes a funny and adorable collection of comics about married life, specifically an introvert married to an extrovert! Debbie Tung’s tender, funny, and … More Mini Reviews: Graphic Novels & Illustrated Books

Mini Reviews: Recent Reads, part V // A Series of DNFs

SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome by Mary Beard Paperback, 608 pages Published September 6th 2016 by Liveright In SPQR, an instant classic, Mary Beard narrates the history of Rome “with passion and without technical jargon” and demonstrates how “a slightly shabby Iron Age village” rose to become the “undisputed hegemon of the Mediterranean” (Wall Street … More Mini Reviews: Recent Reads, part V // A Series of DNFs

Mini Reviews: Recent Reads, Part IV // Back to Southern Gothic Plantation, Murderous Prairie, and The Kardashians in Greek Mythology

Persuasion by Martina Boone ebook, 464 pages Published October 27th 2015 by Simon Pulse ✰✰✰ Grieving the death of her godfather and haunted by her cousin Cassie’s betrayal, Barrie returns from a trip to San Francisco to find the Watson plantation under siege. Ghost-hunters hope to glimpse the ancient spirit who sets the river on fire … More Mini Reviews: Recent Reads, Part IV // Back to Southern Gothic Plantation, Murderous Prairie, and The Kardashians in Greek Mythology

Mini Reviews: Recent Reads, part III // Myths, killer woods, and essay collection from women who reported from battlefield

Mythos: A Retelling of the Myths of Ancient Greece by Stephen Fry Paperback, 442 pages Published July 26th 2018 by Penguin ✰✰.5 No one loves and quarrels, desires and deceives as boldly or brilliantly as Greek gods and goddesses. In Stephen Fry’s vivid retelling we gaze in wonder as wise Athena is born from the cracking … More Mini Reviews: Recent Reads, part III // Myths, killer woods, and essay collection from women who reported from battlefield

Mini Reviews: Recent Reads, part II // Mean Girls in Shakespearean, tea dragons, and boy next door

William Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Mean Girls by Ian Doescher e-ARC, 176 pages Published April 23rd 2019 by Quirk Books ✰✰✰✰ Power struggles. Bitter rivalries. Jealousy. Betrayals. Star-crossed lovers. When you consider all these plot points, it’s pretty surprising William Shakespeare didn’t write Mean Girls. But now fans can treat themselves to the epic drama–and heroic hilarity–of the … More Mini Reviews: Recent Reads, part II // Mean Girls in Shakespearean, tea dragons, and boy next door

Mini Reviews: Recent Reads, part I // Murder, Gay Royals, and more Murder

The Poison Thread by Laura Purcell e-ARC, 351 pages Published June 18th 2019 by Penguin Books ✰✰✰✰.5 A thrilling Victorian gothic horror tale about a young seamstress who claims her needle and thread have the power to kill Dorothea Truelove is young, wealthy, and beautiful. Ruth Butterham is young, poor, and awaiting trial for murder. … More Mini Reviews: Recent Reads, part I // Murder, Gay Royals, and more Murder

Mini reviews #11: Another series of unfortunate reads

Olympian Challenger by Astrid Arditi A hero’s tournament. A defiant contender. Does one girl have the courage to take on Mount Olympus? Hope’s world doesn’t have room for heroes. She barely has time for schoolwork, swim team, and taking care of her ailing mother. But when she’s invited to a mysterious tournament, the all-powerful hosts … More Mini reviews #11: Another series of unfortunate reads

Mini Reviews #10: A Series of Unfortunate Reads

A Secret History of Witches by Louisa Morgan // ✰✰.5 An ancient and dangerous power is being handed down from mother to daughter through some of the most consequential historic events of the last two centuries. After Grandmére Ursule gives her life to save her tribe, her magic seems to die with her. Even so, her family … More Mini Reviews #10: A Series of Unfortunate Reads