Hello my beautiful doves! I have decided to combine my wrap-up and tbr into one post moving forward. It is just easier that way. I had a decent reading month but I wish I could have gotten through more. Luckily we are starting with a fresh slate in June and I am taking part in multiple readathons! They always tend to motivate me to read more. Let’s get to it!Continue reading “May Wrap-Up & June TBR”
I am happy to announce The Beautiful Ones by Silvia Moreno-Garcia won Wilted Rose Book Club‘s poll for June’s book. This isn’t a dark novel, but we just couldn’t pass it up! A lot of us have been looking forward to reading this one. I hope you join us!Continue reading “Wilted Rose’s June Pick: The Beautiful Ones”
A lyrical and dreamy reimagining of Dracula’s brides, A DOWRY OF BLOOD is a story of desire, obsession, and emancipation.Continue reading “Wilted Rose Book Club Review: A Dowry of Blood”
Saved from the brink of death by a mysterious stranger, Constanta is transformed from a medieval peasant into a bride fit for an undying king. But when Dracula draws a cunning aristocrat and a starving artist into his web of passion and deceit, Constanta realizes that her beloved is capable of terrible things. Finding comfort in the arms of her rival consorts, she begins to unravel their husband’s dark secrets.
With the lives of everyone she loves on the line, Constanta will have to choose between her own freedom and her love for her husband. But bonds forged by blood can only be broken by death.
A group of Koreans are making their way across a disease-ravaged landscape—but to what end? To the Warm Horizon shows how in a post-apocalyptic world, humans will still seek purpose, kinship, and even intimacy. Focusing on two young women, Jina and Dori, who find love against all odds, Choi Jin-young creates a dystopia where people are trying to find direction after having their worlds turned upside down.Continue reading “ARC Review: To the Warm Horizon”
Lucidly translated from the Korean by Soje, this thoughtful yet gripping novel takes the reader on a journey through how people adjust, or fail to adjust, to catastrophe.
A lifetime holding it together. One party will bring it crashing down.Continue reading “ARC Review: Malibu Rising”
Malibu: August, 1983. It’s the day of Nina Riva’s annual end-of-summer party, and anticipation is at a fever pitch. Everyone wants to be around the famous Rivas: Nina, the talented surfer and supermodel; brothers Jay and Hud, one a championship surfer, the other a renowned photographer; and their adored baby sister, Kit. Together, the siblings are a source of fascination in Malibu and the world over-especially as the offspring of the legendary singer, Mick Riva.
The only person not looking forward to the party of the year is Nina herself, who never wanted to be the center of attention, and who has also just been very publicly abandoned by her pro tennis player husband. Oh, and maybe Hud-because it is long past time to confess something to the brother from whom he’s been inseparable since birth.
Jay, on the other hand, is counting the minutes until nightfall, when the girl he can’t stop thinking about promised she’ll be there.
And Kit has a couple secrets of her own-including a guest she invited without consulting anyone.
By midnight the party will be completely out of control. By morning, the Riva mansion will have gone up in flames. But before that first spark in the early hours before dawn, the alcohol will flow, the music will play, and the loves and secrets that shaped this family’s generations will all come bubbling to the surface.
Malibu Rising is a story about one unforgettable night in the life of a family: the night they each have to choose what they will keep from the people who made them . . . and what they will leave behind.
If Rika’s life seems like the beginning of a familiar fairy tale–being an orphan with two bossy cousins and working away in her aunts’ business–she would be the first to reject that foolish notion. After all, she loves her family (even if her cousins were named after Disney characters), and with her biracial background, amazing judo skills and red-hot temper, she doesn’t quite fit the princess mold.Continue reading “ARC Review: From Little Tokyo, with Love”
All that changes the instant she locks eyes with Grace Kimura, America’s reigning rom-com sweetheart, during the Nikkei Week Festival. From there, Rika embarks on a madcap adventure of hope and happiness–searching for clues about her long-lost mother, exploring Little Tokyo’s hidden treasures with a cute actor, and maybe…finally finding a sense of belonging.
But fairy tales are fiction and the real world isn’t so kind. Rika knows she’s setting herself up for disappointment, because happy endings don’t happen to girls like her. Should she walk away before she gets in even deeper, or let herself be swept away?
I am thrilled to announce A Dowry of Blood by S. T. Gibson won Wilted Rose Book Club‘s poll for May’s book! I have been dying to read this since it came out, but life got in the way. I am so happy I can now dedicate a month to it and savor every word. I heard it is very beautifully written and I am so excited. My goth heart can’t take it!Continue reading “Wilted Rose’s May Pick: A Dowry of Blood”
Hi angels! Two posts in one day? I know, I’m sorry! Normally I do my wrap-up on the last of the month, but time got away from me. I am really excited for this month’s reading, though. Let me know if you plan to read any of these titles!Continue reading “May TBR (+ Asian Readathon)”
Hi everyone! I am now back on the blogging sphere. I took a much needed break in April from blogging and reading. I wanted to reset and enjoy the release of Shadow and Bone! I am so sorry for missing a lot of your posts, but I will be catching up over the weekend.Continue reading “April Wrap-Up (+ Book Club Announcement!)”
Eve, Justin, Susie and Ed have been friends since they were eighteen. Now in their 30s, the four are still as close as ever, Thursday pub quiz night is still sacred, and Eve is still secretly in love with Ed.Continue reading “ARC Review: Last Night”
Maybe Eve should have moved on by now, but she can’t stop thinking about what could have been. And she knows Ed sometimes thinks about it too.
Then one night, in an instant, all their lives change forever. And, as Eve learns she didn’t know her friends as well as she thought, she also discovers she isn’t the only person keeping secrets…