All The Seas Of The World – (Exile)irating

Every three years, like clockwork, Guy Gavriel Kay puts out a new historical fantasy masterpiece and I get to slowly luxuriate in its beauty as I stroll through the pages. This year we have All the Seas of the World, a hauntingly thoughtful tale about the nature of home, exile, and finding a place of…

Kaikeyi – Soft Words And Hard Choices

I don't have a lot of experience with Indian mythology, but Kaikeyi by Vaishnavi Patel has shown me that this is a gross oversight. Kaikeyi is a poetic retelling of a popular Indian myth. Patel uses stunning prose to tell a story that investigates ideas around feminism, parenting, culture, and societal change. Because I am…

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Persephone Station – Queens Of The Underworld

I am back with another hidden gem brought to me by TikTok. I’m surprised a book recommendation was able to sneak through my algorithm dominated by anime and the latest BTS updates, but I digress. The cover for Persephone Station is enough to capture anyone’s attention, but Stina Leicht’s badass heroines will make you stay…

Last Exit – A Scenic, But Bumpy, Road

Last Exit, by Max Gladstone, is a beautifully written character story that I had an extremely hard time connecting with. Many readers who pick up this standalone adventure will find a mesmerizing story about self-discovery, penance, and the nature of the world. Max Gladstone is a favorite author of mine for his work on The…

A Thousand Steps Into Night – I Would Walk 500 Miles

I am getting so lucky with random book finds lately. A Thousand Steps into Night by Traci Chee is yet another gem I unintentionally found while going about my life. I don’t know anyone that is talking about this book, and I hope this review inspires you to check out this fabulous story.  Miuko is…