• Circe by Madeline Miller

    This is a spoiler-free review of Circe by Madeline Miller, a standalone mythological retelling, which I gave 4/5 stars. Plot “I would say, some people are like constellations that only touch the earth for a season.” Circe the daughter of the Titan Helios, the god of the sun, was always considered a strange child. Seeking companionship which the gods and titans wouldn’t offer her, Circe turned to mortals, where she discovered her powers of witchcraft. With it, she can transform lives, turning mortals into gods, and gods into monsters. Zeus, threatened, has Helios banish her to a deserted isle where she hones her craft and crosses paths with some of…

  • At The Edge of The Universe by Shaun David Hutchinson

    This is a spoiler free review of At The Edge of The Universe by Shaun David Hutchinson, a standalone realistic fiction novel with sci-fi elements. I gave this novel 5/5 stars, and I highly enjoyed it. Plot  “Life’s truest horror is a door that slams shut that can never be opened again” At The Edge of The Universe follows seventeen year old Oswald Pinkerton after his boyfriend Tommy Ross vanished. But Tommy didn’t just vanish, he disappeared from history and Ozzie is the only person who remembers that he ever existed. Now Ozzie is trying to navigate life in a world without Tommy, a world in which the universe is…

  • The Wicker King by K. Ancrum

    This is a spoiler free review of The Wicker King by K. Ancrum, a standalone physiological thriller with fantasy elements. I gave this book 5/5 stars and I absolutely loved it! Plot  “And they’ll crescendo like beacons to the farthest reaches. With every new breath of life that forms in a world of darkness that came at the price of your hands and your mind.” The Wicker King follows best friends and high school seniors, August Bateman and Jack Rossi. Jack has a hallucinatory disorder that causes him to have visions of a fantastical kingdom in place of their own town. August, trying to help Jack as best as he…

  • Willful Machines By Tim Florence

    This is a spoiler free review of Willful Machines by Tim Florence, a standalone science fiction novel. I gave this book a 4/5 stars and for the most part, a really enjoyed it. Plot  “‘The real question isn’t whether 2B’s are alive,’ she said. ‘It’s whether humans are anything  more than machines.'”  Set in the near future, this book follows Lee Fisher, the closeted son of the United States President as he navigates his life at the elite boarding school Inverness Prep. His already tricky life gets a lot more complicated when Charlotte, an artificial human whose been terrorizing America begins attacks on Lee’s school. Now, Lee realizes that he is Charlotte’s next target, and the people he thought he could trust, may be working against…