Tag: LibraryThing Early Reviewers Book

Review: The Devil’s Song by Lauren Stahl

Posted January 10, 2018 by Minx
Review: The Devil’s Song by Lauren Stahl

When I picked up this book, The Devil’s Song, I was intrigued with the story from the start. I immediately wanted to find out what had happened in main character Kate Magda’s past. Her memories gripped my imagination and I needed to know more. Kate was an assistant district attorney and she was completely committed to her job as a prosecutor. She also deeply desired to be a part of […]


Review: The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden

Posted December 2, 2017 by Minx
Review: The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden

I truly enjoyed the prequel to this book, The Bear and the Nightingale, but this book, The Girl in the Tower, just took my breath away! I actually enjoyed it so much more!! Despite my love for this story, I could have done without like the whole disguise yourself as another gender trope. I always know it is going to end badly so I just spend most of the time […]


The Cafe by the Sea by Jenny Colgan

Posted June 22, 2017 by Minx
The Cafe by the Sea by Jenny Colgan

**This story is also titled as “The Summer Seaside Kitchen” with an alternate cover** The Cafe by the Sea is an endearing tale about a woman who is trying to come to her own after a tragedy strikes that created a rift between her family. She was able to push them from her mind until she was faced with going back to her home. Little did she know that returning […]


The Baker’s Secret by Stephen P. Kiernan

Posted April 27, 2017 by Minx
The Baker’s Secret by Stephen P. Kiernan

The Baker’s Secret is a powerful tale of the indomitability of the human spirit even under the worst circumstances. This story takes place in the small village of Vergers. This is a quaint town settled on the Normandy coast of France and has been under occupation by the Germans for several years. It is here that we meet Emmanuelle, at the start of the occupation she is the assistant baker […]


Bryant & May: Strange Tide by Christopher Fowler

Posted January 21, 2017 by Minx
Bryant & May: Strange Tide by Christopher Fowler

Now I cannot say that I have read every Bryant & May book out there but I have read a few and I can say that this for me was one of my favorites. The last book I had read was at the beginning of Arthur’s mental deterioration so to have a conclusion to that saga was quite nice. This story starts out on rather a low note for the […]


The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden

Posted January 6, 2017 by Minx
The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden

For fans of Russian folklore and Brothers Grimm fairytales this will be a story to delight the senses! Take a journey to medieval Russia and fall in love with a heroine who throws off the chains that her gender imposes upon her and cuts her own path in a world filled with magic, darkness, and conflicting religious beliefs. This is a magical fairy tale for all ages. This story starts […]


Omega Rising by Anna Kyle

Posted September 30, 2016 by Minx
Omega Rising by Anna Kyle

A truly inspired world development with such attention to the characters! Even the supporting characters were fleshed out and given a truly meaningful part. The story is about shape-shifters, referred to as Joined, and they come from all different walks of life and even religious practices. There are also witches, humans and fae in the mix. This is not just a simple boy meets girl fantasy. There is a complex, […]