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Movie Review: Birds of Prey (2020)

Before we get into Birds of Prey, my experience, and what this means for moviegoers like myself, I’ll just give you the TL;DR portion of the review now. Go see it. The movie is fun, cathartic, has some amazing cinematography, and a kickass soundtrack. But there was a sadness that accompanied this movie, which occurred when I emerged from the theaters and made the dumbest decision of my life, which was logging onto Twitter. The … Continue reading Movie Review: Birds of Prey (2020)

Book Review

The Lady and the Highwayman by Sarah M. Eden

The Lady and the Highwayman

Bitchery, I have a conundrum. I loved this book, then I hated this book, then I softened, and now I don’t know how I feel. First, the parts I loved: In its favour, we have a wonderful heroine in Miss Elizabeth Black, the headmistress of a school for middle-class girls in Victorian London. However, Elizabeth has more strings to her bow than the general public realise. Not only does she write ‘high brow’ silver spoon … Continue reading The Lady and the Highwayman by Sarah M. Eden

Book Review

A Witch in Time by Constance Sayers

A Witch in Time

CW/TW: sexual assault, violence A Witch In Time is billed as the story of magically star-crossed lovers, both artists, cursed to be reincarnated and live out their doomed affair again and again throughout history. Based on the description and premise, I thought this book was going to be an atmospheric, poetic, romantic, and maybe slightly sad book with some occult elements. Not only was it not really any of those things, it was also an … Continue reading A Witch in Time by Constance Sayers

Book Review

Freaky in Fresno by Laurie Boyle Crompton

Freaky in Fresno

Freaky in Fresno is a blast. It’s a YA with a lot of romance, but the focus is more on family and friendship, so we’re talking more rom-com than romance novel. In this book, two cousins who were raised like sisters but have grown apart, switch bodies Freaky-Friday style. What ensues involves romance, make-up, an angry chihuahua, wolf dogs, classic horror movies, and a very beautiful car. I loved it, although it was a little … Continue reading Freaky in Fresno by Laurie Boyle Crompton

Book Review

Guest Review: House Rules by Ruby Lang

House Rules

We have another review from Carole B! If you missed her amazing review of Hearts on Hold, have a look! Carole B. is a Jamaican immigrant, a lover of politics and popular culture, a Tar Heel by way of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Media and Journalism, and a die hard, unrepentant bookworm. She teaches, researches and writes about media and society, politics, and public opinion. She’s most interested in … Continue reading Guest Review: House Rules by Ruby Lang

Book Review

Thief of the Heart by MJ Williamz

Thief of the Heart

Warning: While I had several issues with this book throughout the story, the thing that really inspired this rant happened right at the very end. Here be spoilers. Here be massive, massive spoilers. Also, rage. I picked up Thief of the Heart for its set up: female FBI agent on the trail of a female jewel thief, and they fall in love. I mean. Women excelling in traditionally male-dominated professions! Enemies to lovers! Career versus … Continue reading Thief of the Heart by MJ Williamz

Book Review

Galileo by Ann McMan

Galileo

CW/TW: child sexual assault in the book, and discussion thereof in the review. If you were to ask me who my favourite author is, I’d hem and haw and, after squirming and setting aside my guilt for not naming a dozen others, tell you it’s Ann McMan (if you’ve read my review of Hoosier Daddy, this is unlikely to be a shock). A large part of that is her versatility, how she hops genres with … Continue reading Galileo by Ann McMan

Book Review

Shadow of the Batgirl by Sarah Kuhn

Shadow of the Batgirl

DC is putting out a series of stand-alone graphic novels for teens that also appeals to adults. So far, the series has a lot of diverse representation among authors, artists, and characters so even though I’m not a huge DC reader I am ALL OVER these books. One of the first books, Sarah Kuhn’s Shadow of the Batgirl, has given us a new version of the Cassandra Cain story (Cassandra was one of the Batgirls … Continue reading Shadow of the Batgirl by Sarah Kuhn

Book Review

Her Scandalous Pursuit by Candace Camp

Her Scandalous Pursuit

This is a historical romance adventure with a mystery to solve and a touch of the paranormal, and while there are parts of the book that drove me scatty (more on that soon), I really did love the lead characters (In short, they’re ADORABLE!). Desmond Harrison, the son of a criminal banished to a penal colony, has ‘made good.’ The vicar in his Dorset village tutored him and introduced him to his mentor, Professor Gordon. … Continue reading Her Scandalous Pursuit by Candace Camp

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