Review of Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo

Book 2 in the Shadow and Bone trilogy was just as immersive, imaginative and enticing as Book 1. Enter the Grishaverse with Book Two of the Shadow and Bone Trilogy by the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom.Soldier. Summoner. Saint. Alina Starkov’s power has grown, but not without a price. She is the Sun Summoner—hunted... Continue Reading →

Review of When We Left Cuba by Chanel Cleeton

In 1960s Florida, a young Cuban exile will risk her life—and heart—to take back her country in this exhilarating historical novel from the author of The Last Train to Key West and Next Year in Havana, a Reese Witherspoon Book Club pick.Beautiful. Daring. Deadly. The Cuban Revolution took everything from sugar heiress Beatriz Perez—her family, her people, her country. Recruited... Continue Reading →

My Favourite 19 Books of 2019

Goodreads tells me that I've had a very enjoyable year in reading. In fact, I gave 21 books out of 119 a five star rating; and gave an average rating of 4.1 overall. Once a story brings me joy and provides intriguing characters, I'm fairly generous with my stars (espresso shots on this blog). However,... Continue Reading →

Review of A Charm of Finches by Suanne Laqueur

Ex-escort Javier Landes is asking for his third chance at love. And the third time is the charm. He meets an art therapist named Steffen Finch and what starts as casual deepens into a passionate relationship—everything Jav has ever wanted, and everything he fears losing. Stef’s business card reads Curator & Sailor. His creativity and insightful... Continue Reading →

My 15 Favourite Reads of 2018

2018 brought me lots of lovely reads, I'm happy to say. Out of the 102 books I read, I rated quite a few 5 stars... 18, according to Goodreads. When I looked through that list though, I dropped off three as I couldn't really see myself re-visiting them. These top 15 are the ones I'd... Continue Reading →

Review of Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton

After the death of her beloved grandmother, a Cuban-American woman travels to Havana, where she discovers the roots of her identity--and unearths a family secret hidden since the revolution...Havana, 1958. The daughter of a sugar baron, nineteen-year-old Elisa Perez is part of Cuba's high society, where she is largely sheltered from the country's growing political... Continue Reading →

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