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Song of Silver, Flame Like Night

Song of Silver, Flame Like Night ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5 out of 5 stars In a fallen kingdom, Lan lives and works at a teahouse, performing as a song girl for the Elantian colonisers. Every free moment she devotes to the investigation of a strange mark left on her skin by her mother on the day theContinue reading “Song of Silver, Flame Like Night”

Non-fiction: Why the Museum Matters

Why the Museum Matters ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4 out of 5 stars This non-fiction title presents a fascinating story of the universal art museum and its role in modern society. Weiss guides his readers through the history of museums, from ancient collectors to the first institutions in Rome and London to more contemporary issues. He speaks aboutContinue reading “Non-fiction: Why the Museum Matters”


Maame ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5 out of 5 stars Maddie is overwhelmed by her life. Her job is unrewarding, her boss is horrible, she is the only Black person around and, on top of that, her family left her alone to care for her father, who has Parkinson’s disease. When her mother arrives from Ghana, after aContinue reading “Maame”

The Last Tale of the Flower Bride

The Last Tale of the Flower Bride ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4 out of 5 stars When the narrator arranges a meeting with the owner of the old grimoire, he does not expect to meet his future wife. Indigo Maxwell-Castenada is breathtakingly beautiful and shares his attraction, but requests him not to pry into her past. Soon, Indigo’sContinue reading “The Last Tale of the Flower Bride”


Wildboold ⭐⭐⭐ 3 out of 5 stars When a wealthy customer Thorn approached Exotic Lands Touring Company requesting an expedition to explore the untouched gold supply hidden deep in the jungle, the manager assembled the best possible team. Unfortunately, Victoria chose that moment to ask for her overdue promotion. As the most powerful Wildblood, sheContinue reading “Wildblood”

Are You Happy Now

Are You Happy Now ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4 out of 5 stars At a New York City wedding, one of the guests suddenly sits down on the floor and refuses to stand back up. Soon, it became a worldwide phenomenon. Nobody understands if this is a choice, a sickness or another strange epidemy. Among the chaos, Yum,Continue reading “Are You Happy Now”

The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida

The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5 out of 5 stars In 1990 Colombo, Maali Almeida finds himself stuck between life and the afterlife. He is given seven moons, the equivalent of night and day, to complete the bureaucracy and medical checks necessary for moving on. While exploring the endless series of offices andContinue reading “The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida”

Mini ARC Review: The Thorns Remain

The Thorns Remain ⭐⭐⭐ 3 out of 5 stars Title: The Thorns Remain Author: JJA Harwood Publisher: Harper Collins Format: ARC, ebook Publication:    16th of February 2023 In the Scottish highlands, Moira Jean and her friends prepare to leave the little village of their childhood behind and go their separate ways. Before that happens, theyContinue reading “Mini ARC Review: The Thorns Remain”

The Other Guest

The Other Guest ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4 out of 5 stars Laila and her husband, James, arrive at a Greek island resort in a desperate attempt to save their marriage. After several unsuccessful IVF procedures, Laila becomes fascinated with watching other families, especially mothers with their children. Her attention is captivated by Em and her relationship withContinue reading “The Other Guest”

The Lodger

The Lodger Title:               The Lodger Author:           Helen Scarlett Publisher:        Quercus Format:           ARC, ebook Publication:     19th of January 2023 When a dead body is found in the Thames, Grace Armstrong is shocked to identify it as Catherine Smith, the lodger at her family home. She decides to discover the truth about her friend’s death and cannotContinue reading “The Lodger”