Well, wow. Watch For Me is both the kind of book I wasn’t expecting to read and one that met my expectations to a T.
First of all, the title of this book is the best thing ever. It’s captivating and made me want to read this book on the spot. I requested No Alcohol Beyond This Point expecting a fun and surreal story, and the premise didn’t disappoint, since it begins with Mar seemingly drunk on the floor of her sister’s house with pieces of cupcakes in her hair. It piqued my curiosity: what was going on? What made her end up like that?
Dougherty compiled an informative, well-rounded book about the three main pre-Columbian civilizations: Maya, Inca, and Aztec. The first two chapters are dedicated to the Mesoamerican populations that preceded them instead, offering the reader a broad insight into those cultures too.
Amber Books never disappoints. I know that whenever they drop a new book on Netgalley, I’m going to have a great Amber Books never disappoints. I know that whenever they drop a new book on Netgalley, I’m going to have a great time reading it. Pavlovian effect? Could be. The thing is, Rivers by Claudia Martin fits into the Awesome! category to a T.
There’s something about Katie, you see. Her life is both messy and super organized, a dichotomy that pushed my reading boundaries--always a good thing--and intrigued me.
Love & Saffron, a novel written by Kim Fay, explores the lives of Joan and Imogen. These two women start corresponding in the early sixties, and their relationship soon develops into a true friendship. They confide in each other via letter, sharing secrets, personal failures and achievements. It sounds simple enough, and yet it isn't.
The Cherry Robbers is the story of Sylvia Wren, a world-famous artist. Or maybe it’s the story of Iris Chapel, the fifth of the six Chapel sisters, heiresses and all doomed from birth. The two tales, set on different timelines, entwine in the diaries Sylvia decides to write, unhearting secrets that have been kept under wraps for decades
Edie Cay went and did it again. I’ve been anticipating her last novel, The Boxer and the Blacksmith, since the very moment I closed A Lady’s Revenge: would the second installment of When the Blood Is Up live up to the hype? Would I love the main characters as much as I loved Lydia and Arthur? Would it be a book able to stand on its figurative legs?
Surprise Reunion with His Cinderella feels like a deep dive in the past, when life was better (but for one reason) and the future seemed to stretch bright in front of me. A welcome, cool dive? You bet.
When I saw Sandfuture on Netgalley, I knew it would be an impressive tale - the blurb didn’t pull any punches, telling me I was about to discover the life and the works of Minoru Yamasaki, architect.