Another week, another book! A fan of historical/romantic fiction? Consider this simple, immersive, and sad tale of a young girl’s will during the end of the Italian Renaissance.
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The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman. Wade through childhood and remember what was forgotten and what adults could never see. This novella is beautiful and concise, achieving in less than 200 pages what some novels struggle to say in three times as many.
Welcome to Night Vale by Joseph Fink & Jeffrey Cranor
Check out my next book review: Welcome to Night Vale! The debut novel that pairs with its predecessor and namesake podcast.
A macabre and sarcastic series for all who enjoy the stranger things life has to offer.
A Touch of Darkness (Hades & Persephone Saga: Book 1)
Themes: Greek mythology, retelling, Hades & Persephone, erotic fiction, fiction, manifesting power, pantheon, Underworld, bargains and fate, love vs infatuation “No one prays to the God of… Read more “A Touch of Darkness (Hades & Persephone Saga: Book 1)”
Tales from the Gas Station Vol.1 By Jack Townsend
Themes Existential dread, violence, dark humor, parallel dimensions, chaos theory Reluctant hero, realistic fiction (until it isn’t), absurdism, small town bs Supernatural, horror, mental illness, demons, aliens,… Read more “Tales from the Gas Station Vol.1 By Jack Townsend”
Vein of Love by R. Scarlett
Themes Demonology, Hell/Underworld, supernatural, demonic contracts mistrust/deception, seduction/manipulation, arranged marriage, classism “You’re going to destroy me, sweetheart…unless I destroy you first.” Hear me out, this purchase was… Read more “Vein of Love by R. Scarlett”
The Shadows Between Us by Tricia Levenseller
Themes fairytale, fantasy, fiction, antihero, villains, female heroines, classism, caste system, kingdoms & conquest, usurping the throne, kings/courts murder mystery, scheming/plotting, love story, women’s rights “They never… Read more “The Shadows Between Us by Tricia Levenseller”
The Angel’s Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Themes Spain, Barcelona, turn of the century, pre-Civil war Spain authors, noir style, fiction, antiquarian booksellers nostalgia, love and loss, dreams and delusions, insanity, occult and death… Read more “The Angel’s Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafon”
Rhapsodic (The Bargainer Book 1) by Laura Thalassa
Themes Coming of age, teenage romance, romance novel, romance series Fae, fairytales, otherworld, supernatural, supernatural beings, magic, curses, bargains “Cherub, people like us are not victims. We’re… Read more “Rhapsodic (The Bargainer Book 1) by Laura Thalassa”
The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz ZafÓn
Themes Historical fiction, WWII, post-Spanish Civil War, Spanish architecture Noir, mystery, poetry, literature, translated literature Nostalgia, coming of age, bibliophilic, love & loss, nostalgia “Without further ado… Read more “The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz ZafÓn”