A Forgery of Roses is a story rich in sisterhood, magic, and mystery. If you’re looking for a book with a unique magic system, look no further. Our main character, Myra, is a prodigy which means she can heal through her paintings. However, being a prodigy means a life of hiding. As usual, when there […]
[Emily’s Review]: A Forgery of Roses by Jessica S Olson
Myra Whitlock has a gift. One many would kill for.
She’s an artist whose portraits alter people’s real-life bodies, a talent she must hide from those who would kidnap, blackmail, and worse in order to control it. Guarding that secret is the only way to keep her younger sister safe now that their parents are gone.
But one frigid night, the governor’s wife discovers the truth and threatens to expose Myra if she does not complete a special portrait that would resurrect the governor’s dead son. Desperate, Myra ventures to his legendary stone mansion.
Once she arrives, however, it becomes clear the boy’s death was no accident. Someone dangerous lurks within these glittering halls. Someone harboring a disturbing obsession with portrait magic.
Myra cannot do the painting until she knows what really happened, so she turns to the governor’s older son, a captivating redheaded poet. Together, they delve into the family’s most shadowed affairs, racing to uncover the truth before the secret Myra spent her life concealing makes her the killer’s next victim.
[Lisa’s Review]: Grace and Glory (The Harbinger #3) by Jennifer L. Armentrout
I don’t even know where to start with this one: it’s no secret that Jen’s Harbinger series is one of my all-time favorites. Add the knock-you-on-your-ass ending of Rage and Ruin on top of that, and you can imagine my excitement upon receiving this particular ARC a couple of weeks ago. I read the entire […]
[Skye’s Review]: Sing Me Forgotten by Jessica S. Olson
This book had no business being this good. Seriously. Jessica Olsen didn’t have to write us this masterpiece, but she did. What are words? I don’t know how to articulate my thoughts and feelings right now. Let me say the obvious: this book is really freaking good. The author grabbed hold of my attention in […]
[Lisa’s Review]: Crown of Coral and Pearl by Mara Rutherford
Crown of Coral and Pearl is one of the best fantasy debuts I’ve read in 2019. While it didn’t knock Shelby Mahurin’s Serpent & Dove off my number one spot (if you haven’t read that one yet go read it), it’s a close second. Kiera Cass’ the Selection meets Holly Black’s the Cruel Prince – […]
[Skye’s Review]: Rage and Ruin (The Harbinger #2) by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Wow. Jennifer L. Armentrout never fails to captivate me with her books. I love every single one–and Rage and Ruin is no different. Rage and Ruin is the sequel to Storm and Fury, so if you haven’t read that book, then you need to leave this review immediately because this review contains spoilers for book […]
[Lisa’s Review]: Rage and Ruin (The Harbinger #2) by Jennifer L. Armentrout
It’s no secret that Storm and Fury is one of my favorite JLA books ever. Naturally, the sequel Rage and Ruin was one of my most anticipated reads of 2020. By the time I received my ARC, I had been anxiously waiting for more than fifteen months. I read the entire thing in one sitting, […]
[Lisa’s Review:] Every Other Weekend by Abigail Johnson
Abigail Johnson’s Every Other Weekend is my first read of the year, and I honestly can’t tell you when a book last left me this much of an emotional mess. Johnson managed to spin an angsty, emotional, and incredibly realistic story around two, for different reasons, broken homes, the unpredictability of life, and the unexpected […]