It has been a busy two months, but I have been able to fit in a bit of reading. This time I jumped around through multiple genres so whether you want suspense, fantasy, or charming vigilantes, I have a book that will fit your mood.
The Bandit Queen by Parini Shroff
The Bandit Queens might be the most satisfying book I have read in years. Reading about Greeta, her trials, and her developing sisterhood community was everything. Parini Shroff combined serious female-centric trials with a dollop of humor. The moments of humor kept the horrible situations the women survived from being too overwhelming. I was sad to finish the story because I could read about this friend group going through everyday life for another hundred pages, easily. The Bandit Queens gets an enthusiastic 5/5 stars. I only wish I could rate it higher.
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The Foxglove King by Hannah F. Whitten
The world-building in this book was AMAZING! The characters are dynamic and have exciting character arcs, and I like that the romance is very low-key compared to the main story. This might change in future books in the series, but at least for book one, romance isn’t the focus. The focus remains on Lore and her transitioning magic abilities. I won’t go into details since I don’t want to spoil anything, but the book ended on an interesting note, and I can’t wait to see where the story goes.
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The Angel Maker by Alex North
Alex North is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors, and his latest book, The Angel Maker, did not disappoint. The Angel Maker weaves an intricate story about two brothers, sons of a notorious serial killer, and how their father’s history has dictated their lives over the past forty years. I love how the story goes through multiple POVs, and the narrative goes round and round, throwing out small nuggets of details that all combine for a brilliant ending. Add in the fact that he has just enough creepiness to make it chilling without excessive gore, and you have a story that will keep your attention from start to finish.
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Til the next turn of the page,
Dramas With a Side of Kimchi