Review: These Witches Don’t Burn by Isabel Sterling

I don’t remember when I bought These Witches Don’t Burn by Isabel Sterling but I do remember why: contemporary witch teen drama, ominous signs, and colourful characters. And I wasn’t disappointed. As a fan of The Craft, The Wicca series by Cate Tiernan, and many other contemporary witch stories, I want my stakes high. It’s Read More

Review: The Midnight Bargain by C. L. Polk

I read The Midnight Bargain by C. L. Polk as part of the Kobo Plus program. It’s nice to see traditionally published books also being included in the program, and I really wanted to read this one. Fantasy romance stories with regency elements are my jam! (Have I mentioned Stephanie Burgis lately? She writes more Read More

Review: Black Water Sister by Zen Cho

I added Black Water Sister by Zen Cho immediately to my TBR once she announced it on her Twitter. The blurb blew me away and gave me all the feels. While I might not be the daughter of immigrant parents from Malaysia, I am the daughter of a man who escaped the blazing Indonesian weather. Read More

Book Tour: Instructions For Dancing – Nicola Yoon

Thank you to The Write Reads and the publisher Penguin for the arc. Once upon a time, I had ballroom dancing lessons, so when I read the blurb for Instructions For Dancing by Nicola Yoon, I was sold immediately. It was already on my TBR before I even signed up for the tour. Instructions For Read More

Review: Fireheart Tiger by Aliette de Bodard

Fireheart Tiger is Aliette de Bodard’s latest novella. It’s another fantasy story with a Vietnamese inspired world, this time, pre-colonial. It’s short, bittersweet, and left me wanting more. Thanh has a complicated history and it’s coming back to haunt her in various ways. The fire and seduction complicate the political situation between her country and Read More

Book Tour: Shards of Earth – Adrian Tchaikovsky

Thanks to The Write Reads and the publisher Tor UK for an ARC of the book. Shards of Earth by Adrian Tchaikovsky is the first installment in his new science-fiction series, The Final Architects. This is the first book by Adrian Tchaikovsky I’ve read, although I do have one of his fantasy books sitting on Read More