Category: Book Review

The Candles Are Burning By Veronica G. Henry

The Candles Are Burning CONTENT WARNING: death, grief, violence, suicide Amid the modern trappings of 1950s Savannah, an ancient evil threatens a young widow and her daughter in this chilling short story by award-winning author Veronica G. Henry. When her husband dies unexpectedly, Maggie Royal is struck with […]


Undercover CONTENT WARNING: gore, blood, violence When a stranger comes to town, secrets are sure to come out. New York Times bestselling author Tamsyn Muir spins a twisty—and twisted—short story of revenge and survival. A fresh-faced newcomer arrives in an isolated, gang-run town and soon finds herself taking […]

Kantika By Elizabeth Graver

Kantika Thank you to NetGalley and Metropolitan Books for providing me with an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. A dazzling Sephardic multigenerational saga that moves from Istanbul to Barcelona, Havana, and New York, exploring displacement, endurance, and family as home. A kaleidoscopic portrait […]

A Curious Beginning By Deanna Raybourn

A Curious Beginning CONTENT WARNING: death, violence, attempted kidnapping, murder, blood London, 1887. After burying her spinster aunt, orphaned Veronica Speedwell is free to resume her world travels in pursuit of scientific inquiry—and the occasional romantic dalliance. As familiar with hunting butterflies as with fending off admirers, Veronica […]

Emperor Of Ruin By Django Wexler

Emperor of Ruin Thank you to Orbit and Angela Man for sending me a copy of this ARC in exchange for an honest review. CONTENT WARNING: blood, gore, violence, torture Two siblings divided by magic and revolution must finally join forces and rally the people to take down […]

The Last Russian Doll By Kristen Loesch

The Last Russian Doll CONTENT WARNING: murder, death of children, blood, alcoholism, death of a parent, child abuse, violence, miscarriage, starvation, gore, death, bullying, suicide A haunting, epic novel about betrayal, revenge, and redemption that follows three generations of Russian women, from the 1917 revolution to the last […]

The Tyranny Of Faith By Richard Swan

The Tyranny of Faith Thank you to Orbit and Angela Man for sending me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. CONTENT WARNING: blood, suicide, gore, kidnapping, grief, trauma, torture, violence, gore, alcoholism, mention of death of a child, death From a major new […]

Breakup From Hell

Hi, all! I’m Cait from @functionallyfictional, and I might be popping in here and there with reviews. Without further ado… Breakup From Hell CONTENT WARNING: violence, apocalypse, mild gore, parental death Miguela Angeles is tired. Tired of her abuela keeping secrets, especially about her heritage. Tired of her […]