Category: Books

This Story Features a Master Ninja Ronin Detective, Which is Pretty Awesome| the Ninja’s Daughter by Susan Spann

When I was offered the opportunity to read the Ninja’s Daughter by Susan Spann, I jumped on it. From what I could tell, the novel featured two subjects that I was interested obsessed with: mysteries and Japanese history. Yet, the longer this novel sat… Continue Reading “This Story Features a Master Ninja Ronin Detective, Which is Pretty Awesome| the Ninja’s Daughter by Susan Spann”

Do I Have a New Favorite Author? | Peaches by Jodi Lynn Anderson

It’s not often that I read two books by the same author in the same year (JK Rowling withstanding). And, it’s rarer than a blue moon that I read two books by the same author within 30 days. Yet, I recently devoured Peaches (in one… Continue Reading “Do I Have a New Favorite Author? | Peaches by Jodi Lynn Anderson”

These Books Are To Die For, or My #SaveOurCozies Reading List

Egad! I’m already six hours behind in the Save Our Cozies Readathon, which began at 12AM this morning. In my defense, I spent my midnight hours like most humans. You know…sleeping. Although, I did wake up at 3:30, and instead of doing anything productive,… Continue Reading “These Books Are To Die For, or My #SaveOurCozies Reading List”

The Novel Had a Cat on the Cover, so Are We Even Surprised that I Loved this Book? | Lending a Paw by Laurie Cass

I recently went on a cozy book buying spree, which is when Lending a Paw by Laurie Cass was added to my e-library. I think I figured I was destined to enjoy this book for three reasons: 1. CATS!!! (obviously) 2. our sleuthing MC… Continue Reading “The Novel Had a Cat on the Cover, so Are We Even Surprised that I Loved this Book? | Lending a Paw by Laurie Cass”

This Book Destroyed Me | The Vanishing Season by Jodi Lynn Anderson

The Vanishing Season by Jodi Lynn Anderson is not what I expected. At first, I thought it was going to be a mystery/thriller because teenage girls are vanishing in Door County in Wisconsin and then turning up days later, dead in the water. Then… Continue Reading “This Book Destroyed Me | The Vanishing Season by Jodi Lynn Anderson”

So, this is magical realism? | the Wrap-Up List by Steven Arntson

I find myself irritated by the goodreads shelf labels associated with the Wrap-up List by Steven Arntson. Which is stupid, I know. I’m not a genre snob, I swear. But… Paranormal Fantasy? Supernatural Fantasy? Really? Okay…sure, I can admit, that part of it is gag reflex; when… Continue Reading “So, this is magical realism? | the Wrap-Up List by Steven Arntson”

On a scale of 1-10, this book is a d20|Into the Wild Nerd Yonder by Julie Halpern

Even though Into the Wild Nerd Yonder by Julie Halpern is a young adult novel, I’m glad I read it as an adult instead of as a teenager. I don’t think I would have appreciated it as much as I do now because I… Continue Reading “On a scale of 1-10, this book is a d20|Into the Wild Nerd Yonder by Julie Halpern”

A Recent Book Breakup | Soulless by Gail Carriger

Prior to my Monday review of Little is Left to Tell, my Jon had so lovingly informed me (twice) that the last time I published something on Books & Tea was May 24, which was nearly three weeks ago. First, I didn’t realize he… Continue Reading “A Recent Book Breakup | Soulless by Gail Carriger”

How Does a Flying Goat Dance? | Little is Left to Tell by Steven Hendricks

I sense that reviews for Little is Left to Tell by Steven Hendricks are going to be…quite polar. There will be readers who grant this novel copious amounts of stars for its beautifully written prose. For being challenging and complex. For being a masterful… Continue Reading “How Does a Flying Goat Dance? | Little is Left to Tell by Steven Hendricks”

Five Reasons Why You Should Read Ms Marvel, Vol. 2: Generation Why

A few years ago, I was invited to volunteer at Trunk or Treat with an old high school buddy of mine. The theme was “Superheroes”, so the gymnasium of her church was crawling with DC and Marvel characters. She was Batgirl, I was Ms… Continue Reading “Five Reasons Why You Should Read Ms Marvel, Vol. 2: Generation Why”