Before I jump head first into this review, here are a few Trigger Warnings I think are necessary before you continue. Trigger Warnings: Domestic Violence, Domestic Abuse, mention/action that can lead to Rape
Happy Tuesday Bookwyrms! I have been pretty absent on my blog because I've been having the weirdest review slump known to man. This book might be what turns the tide! I'm so grateful to be one of today's stops for The Fires of Vengeance by Evan Winter tour hosted by Caffeine Tours. Follow along this … Continue reading The Fires of Vengeance: Blog Tour & Review
The Great: My absolute favorite aspect of this book is the characters. I loved how relatable the main character, Azere is, how badass her younger sister Efe is, how loving and caring her cousin (who's more like a brother to Azere) Jacob is. And how complex yet simplistic, the other main character and love interest, Rafael is. Not to mention Azere's best friend Christina! Their friendship felt most genuine especially during some of the dramatic parts of the story. And the fact that Christina and Azere have rocky moments when they're not seeing eye to eye, even with the best of intentions, was absolutely amazing to read.
The Great: The characters! Specifically the main characters Camila and Diego. Camila is the main reason I love this book so much. She’s resilient, ambitious, self-aware and goes after what she wants and what she knows she deserves. She puts her best foot forward in absolutely everything that she does. But what I loved most about her was her fierce loyalty and love for her mama Isabel, brother Pablo, best friend Roxana her team and coach Alicia, as well for her first love Diego. Though that love doesn't deter her from her dreams of becoming a successful fútbolera. She is La Furia through and through.
Wow where are the words... The Great: I am in love with Kim Johnson's writing style—specifically the dialogue. It felt genuine and authentic and i just loved getting to know the characters through their own voices as much as the narrative.
Happy Weekend bookwyrms!! I'm so excited to reveal the cover for the sequel to the ground-smashing fantasy, Daughters of Nri! Feast your eyes on Descendants of the First by Reni K Amayo! Synopsis The king is dead - and with him, the last thread holding the kingdom together. Deep cracks are forming throughout the kingdom … Continue reading Descendants of the First by Reni K Amayo – Cover Reveal
Welcome to my stop on the A House is a Body Blog Tour! Special thanks to Algonquin Books and author, Shruti Swamy for an Advanced Reader's Copy. Check out my review here. Synopsis - A Most-Anticipated Book of 2020 from The Millions * Bustle * BuzzFeed * Electric Literature“Swamy’s A House Is a Body will not simply be talked about as one of the … Continue reading A House is a Body – Blog Tour
Hey there Bookwyrms! With the end of the third quarter fast approaching, I realized I haven't yet shared my top three books of the second quarter yet! So without further ado, let's jump right in! The Gilded Ones by Namina Forna I feel like I haven't stopped talking about this book since reading the ARC … Continue reading Top 3 Books of the Second Quarter for 2020!
The Great: I absolutely adored the main and side characters and their development! Tau Solarin has my heart and soul! He is hands down one of the best main characters that I’ve encountered this year. And knowing that his journey hasn’t come to an end, makes me extremely excited for the next book!
The Great: Simply put, the themes.This story definitely showcased a majority of the ways society has negatively impacted women/females. In Cinderella is Dead, Cinderella's tale is akin to the likes of the bible. And citizens of Lille are expected to know and recite the tale, in reverence and worship. For it is the conditions of their lives. Sound familiar? Also, misogyny played a major role in the general story. The nobility and peasantry alike, delights in oppressing women and young girls in this story. And the anger I felt reading and witnessing how oppressed and sheeplike the citizens were rolled off me in waves. It sincerely frustrated me to no end. And that frustration made me realize just how much of that mentality still exists in today's society.