the birthday party by wendy dranfield // book review

Charlotte waves at her mother across the crowded lawn. Little red boots on, cowboy hat crooked over her blonde pigtails, she’s been looking forward to this party for weeks. Moments later, she disappears without a trace… Kathy Hamilton drives away from her sister-in-law’s pristine-white suburban house in Maple Falls certain she’s left her daughter in … More the birthday party by wendy dranfield // book review

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mini-reviews: dark things i adore // the corpse flower // brightest star in paris

the plot builds up very slowly being set up early on as a revenge story. the book alternates between three main POVs and switches between the past and the present. it involves a past set in a summer camp in the woods where artists serve as instructors to students teaching various forms of art. the … More mini-reviews: dark things i adore // the corpse flower // brightest star in paris

nice girls by catherine dang // book review

A pulse-pounding and deviously dark debut, written with the psychological acuity and emotional punch of Luckiest Girl Alive and All the Missing Girls, that explores the hungry, angry, dark side of girlhood and dares to ask what is most dangerous to a woman: showing the world what it wants to see, or who she really is? What did … More nice girls by catherine dang // book review

Review: The Winternight Trilogy by Katherine Arden

Book 1: The Bear and the Nightingale At the edge of the Russian wilderness, winter lasts most of the year and the snowdrifts grow taller than houses. But Vasilisa doesn’t mind—she spends the winter nights huddled around the embers of a fire with her beloved siblings, listening to her nurse’s fairy tales. Above all, she … More Review: The Winternight Trilogy by Katherine Arden

Review: The Raven Cycle series by Maggie Stiefvater | Books 1 & 2

Happy Wednesday y’all! I feel like I’ve been reading a lot of book series this year. Anyways the last month, I finally got around to starting the Raven Cycle series which I’ve been meaning to read for a long time now. Let me start with an overall summary of the plot before I go into … More Review: The Raven Cycle series by Maggie Stiefvater | Books 1 & 2