Category: ARCS

Book Review : The Warm Hands of Ghosts

Book Review : The Warm Hands of Ghosts

Every now and then a book comes along that makes you feel like you’re a better person for reading it—The Warm Hands of Ghosts is undoubtedly one of those books. The Warm Hands of Ghosts details a time, World War I, which is so often lost in the shadow of what came next. Author Katherine Arden lovingly and unapologetically places that time period out in the sun and shows it […]

Posted January 12, 2024 in ARCS, Book Reviews, Fantasy, Historical Fiction
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Book Review : What Feasts at Night

Book Review : What Feasts at Night

While I’ve never met a T. Kingfisher book I didn’t like, What Feasts at Night was regrettably not my favorite of her works by any means. Though the novella does a great job setting the atmosphere of fictional country Gallacia, it failed to truly creep me out like its predecessor, What Moves the Dead, or like her other works, The Twisted Ones and A House with Good Bones. Though I […]

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Book Review : Starling House

Book Review : Starling House

Starling House starts out really strong with a haunting, gothic atmosphere in the small town of Eden, Kentucky. Eden is anything but a paradise and is home to a notorious house that’s seen more than its fair share of mysterious deaths. Main character Opal finds herself inextricably drawn to the home, the eponymous Starling House, after years of fascination, curiosity, and nightmares. Before she knows it, she’s hired by the […]

Posted December 26, 2023 in ARCS, Book Reviews, Fantasy
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Book Review : The City of Stardust

Book Review : The City of Stardust

The City of Stardust is a magically haunting debut novel, reminiscent of Grimm fairy tales. I have seen that other reviewers considered the novel to be quite slow, but I personally was hooked from the very beginning of the novel and never wanted to put it down. The City of Stardust opens with a mysterious woman smelling of vanilla seemingly snatching children from their unsuspecting parents. Reading how distraught the […]

Posted December 15, 2023 in ARCS, Book Reviews, Fantasy
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Book Review : The Witchwood Knot

Book Review : The Witchwood Knot

When I saw Olivia Atwater, the author of the charming Small Miracles and the Regency Faerie Tale series (home to delights like Ten Thousand Stitches and Half a Soul), had written a spooky continuation of the latter’s world, I knew I had to read it. Like all of her novels, The Witchwood Knot features a charming and quirky romance as well as a strong female protagonist, Winnifred “Winnie” Hall, who […]

Posted November 9, 2023 in ARCS, Book Reviews, Fantasy
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