Review: Six Crimson Cranes by Elizabeth Lim

Shiori’anma, the only princess of Kiata, has a secret. Forbidden magic runs in her veins. And on the morning of her betrothal ceremony, Shiori loses control. At first, her mistake seems like a stroke of luck, forestalling the wedding she never wanted, but it also catches the attention of Raikama, her stepmother. A sorceress in … More Review: Six Crimson Cranes by Elizabeth Lim

Review: The Metal Heart by Caroline Lea

Orkney, 1940. Five hundred Italian prisoners-of-war arrive to fortify these remote and windswept islands. Resentful islanders are fearful of the enemy in their midst, but not orphaned twin sisters Dorothy and Constance. Already outcasts, they volunteer to nurse all prisoners who are injured or fall sick. Soon Dorothy befriends Cesare, an artist swept up by … More Review: The Metal Heart by Caroline Lea

Review: Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid

โ€Our family histories are simply stories. They are myths we create about the people who came before us, in order to make sense of ourselves.โ€ Through alternating timelines between the 1950s to the 1980s, Malibu Rising tells the story of the Riva family โ€“ husband and wife Mick and June, and their children; Nina, Jay, … More Review: Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid