Today’s review is for Giant Days Vol. 11 by John Allison.
I can’t get enough of this series. I love how relatable it is, and there’s so much humor that I can’t help but laugh at some of the things that happen in this volume. I loved the Christmas Village scenes and thought those were hilarious, and how the boss was wicked shady. I can’t wait to see where this series goes next.
Today’s review is for Come Tumbling Down by Seanan McGuire
I absolutely loved this book. There was something so heartbreakingly beautiful about this book. One of my favorite things about this book is that it is primarily Jack’s story, and how she has to save the Moors which is her home. I also love how Jack’s friends risked their lives to help her, that’s a sign of true friendship right there. The aspect of adventure and going on a quest made this such an exciting read.
Today’s book review is for Belichick and Brady by Michael Holley. Michael Holley is a local author to me.
This is such an insightful book, not only about Belichick and Brady but the team as a whole. I found the information about the draft process, how Belichick handled letting players go, and how those players felt to be very interesting. It was also interesting to read about how the dynamics of the team shifted after Bledsoe went down with the injury and when Brady stepped in. I am so happy that I finally read this book after so long.
Today’s book review is for Moonshot by Alessandra Torre.
I’ve never read a sports romance book before, so this book was way out of left field for me (baseball pun intended). However, I absolutely love baseball, and I loved this book. Dare I say it, I even enjoyed the romance aspect of this book. I did not like Ty and Tobey together, their relationship seemed extremely forced and unnatural, on the other hand, I absolutely loved Chase and Ty. What made this book more interesting was the fact that there was a murder mystery aspect to it, and I loved the way this book ended.
Today’s book review is for Lobizona by Romina Garber.
*Disclaimer 1: I received this book for review from NetGalley, in no way shape or form does this affect my opinion.
*Disclaimer 2: I am not Latinx, I highly suggest seeking own voices reviews.
After having read and loved the Zodiac Series, I was so excited to see that Romina was starting a new series. This book touches on extremely relevant and tough topics of illegal immigration and deportation. Lobizona is a great Urban Fantasy novel, it takes place in Miami and another fantasy realm with Brujas and Werewolves. This is a story about equality, fighting, which are summed up in one of my favorite quotes “Gender equality and freedom of lifestyle are battles I can’t take on yet, because first I need to win a different war: The right to exist.” The reveal at the end was one that I didn’t see coming and really took me by surprise. Lobizona is such a beautiful new novel in a new series that I can’t wait to read more from.
Today’s review is going to be for The BFG by Roald Dahl.
I am ashamed to say that I never read this when I was younger, but I’m so glad that I read it now. This is such a cute story with the most unlikely friendship. I also loved the language of the BFG and how all his words were jumbled but they still made sense. And I love this quote from the BFG on page 61 (view spoiler) Everything about this quote is very true and really puts things into perspective. There are also references to Jack in the Beanstalk. This is a great children’s book.
Today’s book review is going to be for Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson. This review can also be found on Goodreads.
CW: Torture, death
Sometimes there is nothing better than a standalone fantasy novel and this book is no exception. Sorcery of Thorns is dark and filled with dark magic. It also has books, libraries, sorcerers, and demons. The books are known as grimoires and classified by how dangerous they are. I thought this, along with the magic system was very unique. As for the characters, I loved Elisabeth, Nathaniel, and Silas. I thought their dynamic was very interesting. I also loved how Elisabeth and Nathaniel’s relationship developed. This was a great book and I absolutely loved every minute of reading it
To help me get back to blogging regularly, I have decided to participate in BlogTober hosted by Hâf from the Library Looter and Anniek from Anniek’s Library. Today’s prompt is to post a book review.
Today’s book review is going to be for Bunnicula by James Howe. You can also find this review on Goodreads.
Bunnicula is such a classic book. What I love about this book is that it is narrated by the Monroe family dog, Harold. The fact that the family dog is telling the story makes it unique and humorous. Strange things happen in this book when the family brings home a bunny from a night at the movies, ironically seeing a vampire movie. Chester the family cat gets suspicious of the bunny, aptly named Bunnicula after a while of observing the bunny’s and its habits. Chester recruits Harold to help him investigate. Chester is convinced that Bunnicula isn’t a normal bunny, but actually a vampire bunny, especially after reading the note that the bunny was left with, it’s all in Romanian. There is quite a bit of bonus content in this book, and it was great to read. I also enjoyed seeing all the different covers throughout the years. I loved reading this book again, it was very nostalgic.
Today’s review is for The Complete Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter.
I really loved reading all of these stories, especially the ones previously unpublished. My favorites have to be Peter Rabbit, and The Tale of Benjamin Bunny. The illustrations are stunning and I love how some of them were in black and white. Before each of the stories, there was a short explanation about the inspiration behind them and who they were dedicated too, I thought those were a great addition.
*I received this book from NetGalley and in no way shape or form does that affect my opinions.
*CW: Suicide, Abuse
As with Fiona Davis’ previous novels, The Chelsea Girls blends two different storylines together seamlessly. This is a story of friendship, heartbreak, betrayal, and art in Post World War II America. We have the stories of Hazel Ripley and Maxine Mead, how they are separate but come together so well. I loved both stories equally, I especially loved how Hazel wanted to create her own name for herself and step out of the shadows of her family’s name. With Maxine’s story, some of it is told in diary entries which are distinguishable and then we get her actual story. Both Hazel’s and Maxine’s stories are heartbreaking. This is the fourth Fiona Davis book that I have read, and it definitely will not be my last.