The Night Ship

I love Jess Kidd’s writing and absolutely loved Things in Jars which came out back in 2020. Kidd has a way of weaving supernatural stories with lyrical prose and creating something extremely unique and captivating. I was ecstatic to get an ARC of her newest book The Night Ship, but I struggled with this book….

Carrie Soto is Back

Taylor Jenkins Reid is a master storyteller and I have loved her writing ever since I read The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo a few years ago. I love the way she weaves these historical fiction stories and vividly brings her characters and their decades to life. I love historical fiction stories but get burnt out on…

The Lioness

1960’s Serengeti, Hollywood starlet Katie Barlow, her husband, and a handful of friends head out on a photo safari. Within days of arriving, they’re taken hostage and not everyone will survive the kidnapping. Filled with meaningful history surrounding The US & Russia’s involved in Africa during the mid 1900’s, this is a story of the…

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…

The Magnolia Palace

I’m a big Fiona Davis fan. I really enjoy the historical topics she chooses. They’re generally about less known events or about historical places that she creates stories around. She always incorporates real characters into her books and includes great links for more information around the people and places she writes about. In The Magnolia…

Plain Bad Heroines

I was on a bit of a roller coaster with this book and after finishing this book my feelings for it are conflicted. On one hand I really enjoyed the creepy boarding school vibe, the trippy ‘magic’, and the originality of the story. On the other hand there were some parts of the story that…

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…

The Night She Disappeared

I am a huge Lisa Jewell fan and I was very excited to get an advanced copy of The Night She Disappeared. This is a typical Jewell mystery, with multiple timelines and narrators. In 2017, nineteen year old Tallulah and her boyfriend don’t come home after a night out. They left behind everything, including their…

We Ride Upon Sticks

Our January Let’s Read Rant Repeat Book Club discussion is tonight, March 21, 2021 at 7:00pm CST! If you want to join in on the discussion, head to our instagram stories at 7:00pm, where we’ll be live over on @letsreadrantrepeat! About Let’s Read Rant Repeat Bookstagram is such a wonderful community and I have met…

The Lost Apothecary

Historical Fiction and a mystery all rolled into one? Sign me up! The Lost Apothecary Told from three different women’s perspectives and between two different time periods, The Lost Apothecary was an excellent read! Caroline was suppose to be in London on her ten year anniversary trip but life had other plans for her. Instead…