Contemporary Literature · Fantasy · Magical Realism · Romance

The Pisces

When I originally read the description for this book, I wasn’t sure it was for me. When it started making the rounds on bookstagram, I still wasn’t totally interested in it. But over time, I started to get intrigued by the love/hate reactions I was seeing in reviews. I am a sucker for a controversial… Continue reading The Pisces

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Historical Fiction · Magical Realism

The Night Tiger

Years ago, like back before I started publishing my reviews on a blog (in 2014), I read Choo’s first novel, The Ghost Bride. I left a short review on Goodreads when finishing (you can check it out here). It was generally positive and I feel like past me would not be surprised that current me… Continue reading The Night Tiger

Magical Realism · Young Adult

The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender

I saw this book in a photo on Bookstagram and, though I had never heard of it before, the title and cover just seriously called out to me. When I asked the person who posted the photo what they thought of the book (I wish I could remember who is was so I could give… Continue reading The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender

Feminist · Magical Realism · Short Stories

Her Body and Other Parties

I’m not always a short story person. I don’t read a lot of them, so when I do decide to pick up a book like this, you know there’s a good reason. In this case, a collection of stories billed as genre-defying representations of the female experience. Honestly, that’s an almost impossible description for me… Continue reading Her Body and Other Parties