Music of the Night (Tower Knights #1), by Angela J. Ford (romantic fantasy, steamy; 2021) (Note: This title is for mature readers only. Mild spoilers below.) Phew, is it hot in here?! This is my second review of a steamy fantasy novel this month! This romantic fantasy (with the bedroom door very, very open) is … Continue reading Review of Music of the Night (Ford)
Ariadne, by Jennifer Saint (Myth Retelling/Fantasy, 2021) Oh, Ariadne. Not quite the hero you were advertised to be, and not forgettable, either. This story is uneven but has the ability to truly move the reader. That’s because Ariadne the book contains beautiful, emotional prose and some aggravating plot points. This female-centered retelling of the Theseus … Continue reading Review: Ariadne (Saint)
The Chosen and the Beautiful, by Nghi Vo (Fantasy; June 2021) In The Chosen and the Beautiful, the author of The Empress of Salt and Fortune loosely retells Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby through the eyes of a very different Jordan. This Jordan, who is identified in the book blurb as queer (though she never labels … Continue reading Review: The Chosen and the Beautiful (Vo)
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