Fantasy, Lists, Magical Realism

Yearly Roundup: Fantasy Part 1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2-hylBCVZo Becky and Kayla are rounding up all the books they've read this year starting with the Fantasy genre. This week we talk about 8 fantasy novels we've read. Check out the links below to our reviews as well as the Amazon pages. Review: The Cicada Tree Buy Review: Fate of the Fallen Buy Review:… Continue reading Yearly Roundup: Fantasy Part 1

Cozy Mystery, Fantasy, Fiction, Magical Realism

Kayla Reviews IN THE MIDDLE OF HICKORY LANE

BUY ★★★★★ SUMMARY Emme Wynn has wanted nothing more her whole life than to feel like part of a family. Having grown up on the run with her con artist mother, she’s been shuffled from town to town, drawn into bad situations, and has learned some unsavory habits that she’s tried hard to overcome. When… Continue reading Kayla Reviews IN THE MIDDLE OF HICKORY LANE

Fantasy, Fiction, Lists, Magical Realism, Mystery/Thriller

Kayla’s WWW Wednesday: May 4, 2022

Welcome back to WWW Wednesday! This meme was formerly hosted by MizB at A Daily Rhythm and revived by Sam on Taking on a World of Words. If you want to participate, please check them out. I’d love to read your www post!  No blog? No worries, just answer the questions in the comments. We bees love hearing about new… Continue reading Kayla’s WWW Wednesday: May 4, 2022

Fantasy, Fiction, Horror, Humor, Magical Realism

Kayla Reviews SPIDER-MAN: THE DARKEST HOURS

Genre: Comic Format: AudiobookLength: 6hrs 8minBuy: Amazon Summary: Peter Parker's life has hit a peaceful stretch. No evildoers have tried to flatten him in weeks, his marriage to Mary Jane is stronger than ever, and he's enjoying his job as a high school science teacher. Life is good.  Naturally, that doesn't last.  When Peter learns… Continue reading Kayla Reviews SPIDER-MAN: THE DARKEST HOURS

Lists, Magical Realism, Top Ten

Kayla’s Top Ten Tuesday: Books on my Spring 2022 TBR

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. The rules are simple: Each Tuesday, Jana assigns a new… Continue reading Kayla’s Top Ten Tuesday: Books on my Spring 2022 TBR

Horror, Magical Realism, Mystery/Thriller

Kayla’s Tantalizing Thursday: THE DROWNING KIND

After reading McMahon's Promise Not to Tell and (my personal favorite) Don't Breathe a Word, I just had to request a copy of her newest book from #netgalley, and to my great surprise, I was approved! McMahon has a way of writing that is hauntingly beautiful. She can take a story of pain and triumph,… Continue reading Kayla’s Tantalizing Thursday: THE DROWNING KIND

Fiction, Magical Realism

Becky is Enchanted with the Magic of SOUTH OF THE BUTTONWOOD TREE

★★★★★ As I try to write this review my words are coming out all jumbled because of the emotions this book evoked. How does a book seem as good as a previous book and yet even better except you loved the first one so much you just knew this one couldn’t compare, yet it does?!!!… Continue reading Becky is Enchanted with the Magic of SOUTH OF THE BUTTONWOOD TREE

Fiction, Magical Realism

BEASTS OF EXTRAORDINARY CIRCUMSTANCE is too good to be true

★★★★★ Ruth Emmie Lang’s first novel is one that every first time novelist should envy. As an English teacher, I can assure you that Lang’s use of imagery, allusion, parallelism and her overall prose is absolutely intoxicating. I’ll probably be quoting this book for a while! To say that this is a novel about a… Continue reading BEASTS OF EXTRAORDINARY CIRCUMSTANCE is too good to be true

Fiction, Magical Realism

MIDNIGHT AT THE BLACKBIRD CAFE hit Kayla right in the feels

★★★★★ First of all, I don’t often read this genre of “women’s lit,” mostly because it doesn’t include murder, but I’m trying to expand my repertoire. Also, my mother-in-law practically shoved the book at me after she’d finished it, and I’m so glad that she did. I have never before read a book that made… Continue reading MIDNIGHT AT THE BLACKBIRD CAFE hit Kayla right in the feels