Review: A Spindle Splintered

A Spindle Splintered by Alix E. Harrow Tordotcom, 2021 Adult Fantasy Novella Summary: Zinnia is dying a disease caused by an industrial accident. Her best friend, Charm, wants her to have the best, potentially last, birthday possible. But when Zinnia pricks her finger on an antique spinning wheel, they both get more than they bargained…

Review: Ghost Cabin

Lumberjanes: Ghost Cabin 4th in the series written by Mariko Tamaki illustrated by Brooklyn Allen Harry N. Abrams, 2019 Middle Grade Supernatural Fantasy Summary: Molly gets a package from home that really bums her out so Mal decides to distract her with a mystery. Mal's socks keep going missing and the trail leads to a…

Review: QQ Sweeper Vols. 1-3

QQ Sweeper, Vols. 1-3 by Kyousuke Motomi Summary: Kyutaro is in charge of cleaning at school, not just physically though. Sometimes a supernatural infestation occurs and he's the man to cleanse the situation. When Fumi transfers in things get complicated. She's clearly different but is she really cursed? Likes: I like how they build the…

Review: The Good Egg

Lumberjanes: The Good Egg 3rd in the series by Mariko Tamaki Illustrated by Brooklyn Allen Harry N. Abrams, 2018 Middle Grade Fantasy Summary: This volume focuses on Ripley. She finds a nest of eggs and immediately bonds with the smallest egg while also participating in camp wide theatrical retellings of fairy tales. Then someone steals…

Review: The Perils of Pleasure

The Perils of Pleasure First book in the Pennyroyal Green series by Julie Anne Long Avon, 2008 Adult Historical Romance Summary: Colin Eversea is about to be hanged and Madeleine is hired to rescue him but then she gets shot at before the exchange. So the two start running for their lives while also trying…

Review: Dengeki Daisy Series

Dengeki Daisy 1-16 by Kyousuke Motomi Summary: Teru's brother dies after leaving her a cell phone and telling her that she can depend on Daisy. Things get complicated though after she breaks a window and Daisy's hacker past starts affecting her life too. Likes: I love so many of the characters. I love the two…

Review: Dengeki Daisy Vol. 1

Dengeki Daisy, Vol. 1 by Kyousuke Motomi Shojo Beat, 2007 Summary: Teru loses her brother but he gives her cell phone and tells her that she can always talk to Daisy. Then Teru accidentally breaks a window at school so the grouchy, young janitor, Kurosaki, demands that she help him out to pay him back.…

Review: Sweat and Soap Vol. 1

Sweat and Soap, Vol. 1 by Kintetsu Yamada Kodansha Comics, 2020 Summary: Asako works in the finance department of a company that makes soap. She is really self-conscious because she sweats a lot. Koutarou works in scent development and he happens to pass Asako one day and he really likes her smell. Likes: This is…

Review: Lady Derring Takes a Lover

Lady Derring Takes a Lover 1st book in the Palace of Rogues series by Julie Anne Long Avon Books, 2019 Adult Historical Romance Summary: Lady Derring's husband dies but it turns out he was in massive debt. Delilah also meets his mistress for the first time at the solicitor. At a dockside pub they hatch…