The Women Could Fly, Megan Giddings

In a different world, perhaps running parallel to our own, witchcraft is not only real, but it’s taboo. Witch accusations and burnings are ordinary. Even more so, unmarried women are also taboo. Years after her mother’s disappearance, Jo still misses her more than ever. As she approaches 28, she needs to think about getting married,… Continue reading The Women Could Fly, Megan Giddings

The Daughter of Doctor Moreau, Silvia Moreno-Garcia

This year I’ve found myself reading a lot of classic retellings and The Daughter of Doctor Moreau is no exception. With a small cast of characters that widens the more you discover Moreau’s experiments, this one has the reader sympathetic with many of the characters. However, it took me a while to get into the… Continue reading The Daughter of Doctor Moreau, Silvia Moreno-Garcia

The Forest of Vanishing Stars, Kristin Harmel

Books that take place during the World Wars are my favorite. With the bonus of having a person raised in the woods as a survivalist, I thought this would be an easy home run. But unfortunately, for all the strength Yona was supposed to have, I found her lack of assertiveness weak. She let people… Continue reading The Forest of Vanishing Stars, Kristin Harmel

Flowers of Darkness, Tatiana de Rosnay

We’re some years into the future, and temperatures are consistently beyond what is comfortable. Technological advancements have grown by leaps and bounds, and life is easier using such technology. But what if those advancements are being used for nefarious reasons? That’s what we look at in this novel. I must confess that I almost didn’t… Continue reading Flowers of Darkness, Tatiana de Rosnay