Review of The Winners Curse

I’ve been on vacation after the sudden passing of my mom so I’ve been a bit quiet lately. But I’m back and I have to say I loved this novel, the first in the The Winner’s Trilogy by Marie Rutkoski! SUMMARY: Winning what you want may cost you everything you love. They were never meant to be together. As a general’s daughter, seventeen-year-old Kestrel enjoys an extravagant … Continue reading Review of The Winners Curse

Review of Nyssa Glass and the House of Mirrors

Creative. Engaging. Well written. These adjectives summarize well the fun steampunk novel, Nyssa Glass and the House of Mirrors by H. L. Burke. SUMMARY (From back):  Nyssa Glass is a reformed cat burglar turned electrician’s apprentice, settled into a life repairing videophones and radio-sets. However, when her past comes calling, she finds herself forced into one last job. No one has entered Professor Dalhart’s secluded … Continue reading Review of Nyssa Glass and the House of Mirrors

Review of The Affiliate

Engaging plot. Complex world. Scintillating romance. This is how I summarize The Affiliate by K. A. Linde. SUMMARY (From back):  On the day of her Presenting, in front of the entire Byern Court, seventeen-year-old Cyrene Strohm’s lifelong plans come to fruition when she’s chosen for one of the most prestigious positions in her homeland—an Affiliate to the Queen. Or so she thinks. When Cyrene receives a … Continue reading Review of The Affiliate

Review of The Snow Globe

Imaginative with multiple plot twists. This is how I summarize The Snow Globe by Jenna Nelson. SUMMARY (from back): By day, Sondrine Renfrew works at Cimmerian’s Curio Emporium, her aunt’s apothecary and antique shop in London, 1875. By night, she weaves fire, water, and air into both inanimate objects and living creatures. When a hooded stranger offers Sondrine a snow globe in trade for medicinal herbs, … Continue reading Review of The Snow Globe