Review: The Book of Essie by Meghan MacLean Weir @AAKnopf

⭐⭐⭐⭐ Synopsis: Esther Ann Hicks--Essie--is the youngest child on Six for Hicks, a reality television phenomenon. She's grown up in the spotlight, both idolized and despised for her family's fire-and-brimstone brand of faith. When Essie's mother, Celia, discovers that Essie is pregnant, she arranges an emergency meeting with the show's producers: Do they sneak Essie out of …

Review: My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite

⭐⭐⭐ Synopsis: When Korede's dinner is interrupted one night by a distress call from her sister, Ayoola, she knows what's expected of her: bleach, rubber gloves, nerves of steel and a strong stomach. This'll be the third boyfriend Ayoola's dispatched in, quote, self-defence and the third mess that her lethal little sibling has left Korede …

February 2019 wrap-up

Books I've read this month I whizzed through 2 books within about 4 days at the beginning of the month and then didn't pick up another book for the entire month! Books read: 2 Pages read: 510 Female authors: 0 Male authors: 2 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Heaven's Crooked Finger by Hank Early A River in Darkness by Masaji Ishikawa ~ Other books …

Review: A River in Darkness by Masaji Ishikawa

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Synopsis: Half-Korean, half-Japanese, Masaji Ishikawa has spent his whole life feeling like a man without a country. This feeling only deepened when his family moved from Japan to North Korea when Ishikawa was just thirteen years old, and unwittingly became members of the lowest social caste. His father, himself a Korean national, was lured …