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nightbirds, by kate j. armstrong

i received a copy of nightbirds from allen & unwin nz in exchange for an honest review. star rating nightbirds review first things first, just look at that damn cover!! isn’t it stunning! 😍 admittedly, i mostly picked this book up due to it’s beautiful cover. i was pleasantly blown away by the contents inside. i …

the secret history, by donna tart

i received a copy of the secret history from penguin nz in exchange for an honest review. star rating the secret history review the secret history is one of those books where you either love it, or you hate it. there is no in between. while i haven’t made this book my “new personality,” i still …

The Witches of Vardo by Anya Bergman

i received a copy of the witches of vardo from allen & unwin nz in exchange for an honest review. star rating the witches of vardø review the witches of vardo is a feminist retelling of the vardo witch trials (in norway, 1662-1663). while i had no knowledge of this particular set of witch trials, i …

Shield Maiden, by Sharon Emmerichs

i received a copy of shield maiden from allen & unwin nz & bloomsbury au in exchange for an honest review. star rating shield maiden review shield maiden is a feminist retelling of beowulf. i didn’t realise this when i first started reading it, and i’ve never read the original so i can’t compare the two, …

nettle and bone, by t. kingfisher

i received a copy of nettle and bone from new south publishing au in exchange for an honest review. star rating nettle & bone review i have several books by t. kingfisher on my tbr, but this is the one that i read first. it’s not something i regret – i really enjoyed this book. if …

The Lies We Tell, by Katie Zhao

i received a copy of the lies we tell from bloomsbury au in exchange for an honest review. star rating the lies we tell review i haven’t read another book by this author before. as far as ‘this is my first book by this author’ goes, it was a decent read. i enjoyed the book, although …

the adventures of amina al-sirafi, by shannon chakraborty

i received a copy of the adventures of amina al-sirafi from harper collins nz in exchange for an honest review. star rating the adventures of amina al-sirafi review i was really excited when i first saw the announcement for the adventures of amina al-sirafi. a female pirate? with middle eastern mythology?? as a lover of heist …

Dirty Laundry by Disha Bose

i received a copy of dirty laundry from penguin nz in exchange for an honest review. star rating dirty laundry review i have a love/hate relationship with domestic thrillers. i like to think that i love them, but oftentimes i’m left disappointed by them. luckily, dirty laundry was one of the few that i really enjoyed. …