Review | Kingdom of Ash (Throne of Glass #7) by Sarah J. Maas

Title: Kingdom of Ash (Throne of Glass #7) by Sarah J. Maas

Publisher: Bloomsbury

Published: October 23, 2018

Read as: Audiobook from Audible

Average Goodreads rating: 4.7

My rating: 5

Aelin has risked everything to save her people―but at a tremendous cost. Locked within an iron coffin by the Queen of the Fae, Aelin must draw upon her fiery will as she endures months of torture. Aware that yielding to Maeve will doom those she loves keeps her from breaking, though her resolve begins to unravel with each passing day…

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Review | Muse of Nightmares (Strange the Dreamer #2) by Laini Taylor

25446343Title: Muse of Nightmares (Strange the Dreamer #2) by Laini Taylor

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Published: October 2, 2018

Read as: Audiobook from Audible

Average Goodreads rating: 4.59

My rating: 3.5

Sarai has lived and breathed nightmares since she was six years old.

She believed she knew every horror and was beyond surprise.

She was wrong.
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Review | Damsel by Elana K. Arnold

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Title: Damsel by Elana K. Arnold

Publisher: Balzer + Bray

Published: October 2, 2018

Read as: US hardcover

Average Goodreads rating: 3.67

My rating: 4

The rite has existed for as long as anyone can remember: when the prince-who-will-be-king comes of age, he must venture out into the gray lands, slay a fierce dragon, and rescue a damsel to be his bride. This is the way things have always been. Continue reading

Review | Hunting Prince Dracula (Stalking Jack the Ripper #2) by Kerri Maniscalco

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Title: Hunting Prince Dracula (Stalking Jack the Ripper #2) by Kerri Maniscalco

Publisher: Little, Brown, and Company

Published: September 19th, 2017

Read as: US Hardcover

Average Goodreads rating: 4.38

My rating: 3.5

In this New York Times bestselling sequel to Kerri Maniscalco’s haunting #1 debut Stalking Jack the Ripper, bizarre murders are discovered in the castle of Prince Vlad the Impaler, otherwise known as Dracula. Could it be a copycat killer…or has the depraved prince been brought back to life? Continue reading

Review | The Poppy War (The Poppy War #1) by R.F. Kuang

35887181Title: The Poppy War (The Poppy War #1) by R.F. Kuang

Publisher: Harper Voyage

Published: May 1st 2018

Read as: Audio (Audible download)

Average Goodreads rating: 4.12

My rating: 4

When Rin aced the Keju—the Empire-wide test to find the most talented youth to learn at the Academies—it was a shock to everyone: to the test officials, who couldn’t believe a war orphan from Rooster Province could pass without cheating; to Rin’s guardians, who believed they’d finally be able to marry her off and further their criminal enterprise; and to Rin herself, who realized she was finally free of the servitude and despair that had made up her daily existence. That she got into Sinegard—the most elite military school in Nikan—was even more surprising. Continue reading

Review |Stalking Jack the Ripper (Stalking Jack the Ripper #1) by Kerri Maniscalco

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Title: Stalking Jack the Ripper (Stalking Jack the Ripper #1) by Kerri Maniscalco

Publisher: Jimmy Patterson

Published: September 20th 2015

Read as: Paperback, owned

Average Goodreads rating: 4.02

My rating: 4.5/5

Seventeen-year-old Audrey Rose Wadsworth was born a lord’s daughter, with a life of wealth and privilege stretched out before her. But between the social teas and silk dress fittings, she leads a forbidden secret life.

Against her stern father’s wishes and society’s expectations, Audrey often slips away to her uncle’s laboratory to study the gruesome practice of forensic medicine. When her work on a string of savagely killed corpses drags Audrey into the investigation of a serial murderer, her search for answers brings her close to her own sheltered world. Continue reading