A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES – Sarah J. Maas

Many cultures have the “marriage to a beast” type tales – intended as warnings and preparations for arranged marriages for children and as a bit dirtier stories for adults.  “La Belle et la Bête” (Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve, 1740) is perhaps the heart of the most commonly known tale, but it was influenced by earlierContinue reading “A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES – Sarah J. Maas”

CHINA RICH GIRLFRIEND – Kevin Kwan

I recently posted on Facebook for my next reading selection out of these four from my TBR pile.  The first response was for the second installment of Kevin Kwan’s decadent and delicious trilogy. CHINA RICH GIRLFRIEND is just as delightful and outrageous as CRAZY RICH ASIANS.  Like any good soap opera, there are twists, turns,Continue reading “CHINA RICH GIRLFRIEND – Kevin Kwan”

CHILDREN OF BLOOD AND BONE – Tomi Adeyemi

I teach you to be warriors in the garden so you will never be gardeners in the war.” Tomi Adeyemi, Children of Blood and Bone You’ve read Harry Potter, right? Or at least seen the movies? Do you remember when they began training to fight? Dumbledore’s Army, they called themselves. Led by Harry, Ron, andContinue reading “CHILDREN OF BLOOD AND BONE – Tomi Adeyemi”