Shadows of Pecan Hollow

As a good Texas girl, I love books set in Texas! I’m so happy one of my favorite debut reads this year happened to be set in Texas! Shadows of Pecan Hollow is set in 1970-90s Texas, and is a wonderful story about a fierce woman and the partner-in-crime she can’t escape. This historical fiction/…

Small Game

The show is called Civilization. The contestants are tasked with not just surviving but also with creating a new Civilization. The six contestants must forgo all comforts and find a way to live on their own with nothing but the clothes on their back and what the forest can provide. If they can hack it…

The Fortunes of Jaded Women

Do you like messy family dramas? If so than you will absolutely love The Fortunes of Jaded Women. This book was everything I expected and nothing like I expected at the same time! The Fortunes of Jaded Women is the story of 3 generations of Duong women, who have been cursed since their great, great…

The Lifestyle

I love a good book that will make me laugh out loud, so I was stoked to get a copy of The Lifestyle after reading that Jasmine Guillory said “This book is fun as hell. Hilarious, addictive, moving, and sexy. I lost track of time reading it, and I couldn’t get enough!” In addition to…

Lessons in Chemistry

Wow, what a fabulous debut story. Elizabeth Zott is logical, smart, and ambitious. These traits serve her well as a scientist, but don’t do her any favors as a women in the 60s. As one of the only women at Hastings Research Our main character, Elizabeth Zott is a brilliant scientist she’s roadblocked by the…

Vladimir

I’m really not sure how to review this book, honestly I don’t even know what I just read. A popular English teacher, who we never actually get the name of, is struggling to deal with her choices in life, aging, and the investigation into her husband’s inappropriate relationships with former students. When new profession Vladimir…

The School for Good Mothers

This review really pains me to write as it was one of my most anticipated for January 2022. The School for Good Mothers is being touted as a new The Handmaid’s Tale. It’s part speculative fiction, part science fiction, and really focuses on the the plight of motherhood. Especially in today’s society where everyone has…

Olympus, Texas

This is the epitome of a family drama, and really the entire plot revolved around the internal drama that is the Briscoe family. This story is 100% about the character’s emotional baggage and coming to terms with who they are as people. While it promises to hold quite a bit of mythology references, unless you…

The Keeper of Night

I’m a huge fan of YA fantasy, but I think I’ve decided I’m not a huge fan of fantasy duologies. I have started to notice, at least in the duologies I have read recently, is a big issue with pacing. Most fantasy stories need time to develop and establish world-building. I find that the first…

Dark and Shallow Lies

La Cachette, Louisiana is a town of 106. The only time that number changes is when someone is born or dies but never because people choose to come here. It’s a close knit town and proclaims itself to be the ‘Psychic Capital of the World’. Being less than 2 hours south of New Orleans, La…