‘Bye September…

Bye, September. You flew by so fast. I lost my bearings in the process. However, along with writing, reading, and getting myself back on the work track, I welcomed Fall’s official beginning with glee. I miss the chance to use this gif! With September’s end, comes October and spooktacular treats in our libraries, book apps,…

The French Girl/Shirley Jackson Mini-Reviews

For this week’s mini-reviews, I introduce two books with stories where everything in front of us may not be what they seem, peeling at veneers set and in need of cracking. Lexie Elliot’s tale, The French Girl’s tagline: We all have our secrets, illustrates how far some will go to protect them. It debuts February…

Hue’s Reviews: The Weight of Lies

Emily Carpenter’s The Weight of Lies suffers from weighty absurdity and unrealistic measures. While the blurb promises an enthralling ride via a book within a book, its actuality gifts predictable ending, forcing me to push through to get to a ridiculous “twist”. Megan’s pretty unlikable. She’s selfish, easily swayed, annoying and naïve. Granted, I adore…

Hue’s Reviews: The Summer We Got Free

“Don’t tell me what I am,” she said. “I get to say what I am.” Ghosts manifest via various entities. They exist in haunted, roaming room to room, seeking aimless shelter until their needs in their former world jibe with their spectral form. Sometimes those haunted dwellings consist not of brick and mortar, but of…

Hue’s Review: Ultra-Luminous (ARC)

Meet K. New Yorker. Drugstore sushi lover. Heroin-addicted prostitute. With every nihilistic moment she invited you to witness, you found yourself whirling and begging to stay until next day’s light. In Katherine Faw’s next book, she painted a picture of a thirty-something woman with rigid patterns: dinners, waxing, snorting Heroin, clubbing, and waxing. Alongside those…

Hello, September…

September’s upon us. But, while I’m baking like July never left, I welcome a new month filled with reading and writing joys. Autumn’s my favorite season since I feel renewed, cozy, and vibrant with the arrival of fallen leaves, new pairs of jeans, and cooler evenings (Fingers crossed!). As with each month, I gather books…