“The Tears of the Rose” by Jeffe Kennedy

The Tears of the Rose is the second book in Jeffe Kennedy’s Twelve Kingdoms series, which is about three sisters who each come of age and must make difficult choices to find love and happiness.  Even though The Tears of the Rose is book two, it can function as a standalone because it has itsRead more

“Dreamer’s Pool” by Juliet Marillier

Dreamer’s Pool is the first installment in Juliet Marillier’s newest series, Blackthorn & Grim.  The protagonist is a woman who has been imprisoned for speaking out against authority.  Fate has not been kind to her.  She’s about to be executed for standing up for what’s right, and her time in prison has made her angryRead more

“Rogue’s Pawn” by Jeffe Kennedy

Rogue’s Pawn is the first in a trilogy of fantasy erotica novels by Jeffe Kennedy.  The story begins when Jennifer walks out of her life and through a portal to fairyland.  This seems to be a theme in the books I’ve been reading lately (see The Thinking Woman’s Guide to Real Magic for a muchRead more

“The Thinking Woman’s Guide to Real Magic” by Emily Croy Barker

The Thinking Woman's Guide to Real Magic

Nora Fischer fails at life.  Her thesis is at a standstill because she can’t apply herself enough to write anything worthwhile.  Her boyfriend visits her, only to reveal that he’s getting married to another woman.  Everything’s falling apart, and Nora isn’t quite sure what to do with herself or how to react. One day, NoraRead more

“The Darkest Part of the Forest” by Holly Black

  Disclaimer: This is a ridiculously early review. Under normal circumstances I’d wait to post this review until much closer to the publication date, but Holly Black is important.  My little sister is a huge Holly Black fan, and since we live several states away from each other, I wanted to read/review The Darkest PartRead more