A Writer Ascending: “The Luminous Dead” Review

***This post contains affiliate links. I get a small commission when you use my link to buy from Book Depository or IndieBound (at no extra cost to you). CODE: renstrange*** “She’d heard somewhere that pride came before the fall. But she wasn’t going to fall. She was going to climb.” When Gyre Price lied her way [...]

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A Dark Fairy Tale: “House of Salt and Sorrows” Review

***This post contains affiliate links. I get a small commission when you use my link to buy from Book Depository or IndieBound (at no extra cost to you). CODE: renstrange*** “All the dreamers are castle-bound. At midnight’s stroke, we will unwind, Revealing fantasies soft or unkind. Show me debauched nightmares or sunniest daydreams. Come not [...]

September 2019 Wrap-Up

***This post contains affiliate links. I get a small commission when you use my link to buy from IndieBound (at no extra cost to you). CODE: renstrange*** It’s spooky season!!!!! But before we jump headfirst into those Halloween vibes, I need to recap everything I read in September. I read four novels, three graphic novels, [...]

Wonderfully Weird: “Gideon the Ninth” by Tamsyn Muir Review

***This post contains affiliate links. I get a small commission when you use my link to buy from IndieBound (at no extra cost to you). CODE: renstrange*** "Nav, show them what the Ninth House does." "We do bones, motherfucker." The Emperor needs necromancers. The Ninth Necromancer needs a swordswoman. Gideon has a sword, some dirty magazines, [...]

A Literary Glo Up: “Sorcery of Thorns” Review

All sorcerers are evil. Elisabeth has known that as long as she has known anything. Raised as a foundling in one of Austermeer’s Great Libraries, Elisabeth has grown up among the tools of sorcery— magical grimoires that whisper on shelves and rattle beneath iron chains. If provoked, they transform into grotesque monsters of ink and [...]