Jee reviews ‘Brother, Sister, Mother, Explorer’ by Jamie Figueora @CatapultStory #bookreview #ARC #fable #fairytale #magicalrealism #fiction #BrotherSisterMotherExplorer #debutnovel #booksbypoc

Title/Author: Brother, Sister, Mother, Explorer by Jamie Figueora #ARC #debutnovel #debutauthor Pages: 224 Publisher: Catapult In a nutshell (Publisher): A sister trying to hold back her brother from the edge of the abyss, for readers of Jesmyn Ward and Tommy Orange. In the tourist town of Ciudad de Tres Hermanas, in the aftermath of their…

Looking for a dark, magical read for Christmas? Jee reviews ‘The Midnight Circus’ by @JaneYolen @TachyonPub #bookreview #TheMidnightCircus #darkfairytales #folklore #fantasy #magic #magicalrealism #retelling

Title/Author: The Midnight Circus by Jane Yolen Publisher: Tachyon Publication Pages: 256 In a nutshell (Publisher): In the newest volume of her World Fantasy Award-winning short story collections, beloved author Jane Yolen’s dark side has fully emerged. Her vivid, startling, and thrilling tales and poems of the supernatural―from icy-hearted witches to sometimes-innocent shapeshifters―reveal a classic…

Absolutely engrossing and spellbinding! Jee reviews ‘Magic Lessons’ by Alice Hoffman @ahoffmanwriter @simonbooks #bookreview #prequel to #PracticalMagic #eARC #NetGalley #MagicLessons #witchcraft #Salem #witchtrial #adultfairytale

Title/Author: Magic Lessons: The Prequel to Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman Publisher:  Simon & Schuster Pages: 416 In a nutshell (Publisher): Alice Hoffman unveils the story of Maria Owens, accused of witchcraft in Salem, and matriarch of a line of the amazing Owens women and men featured in Practical Magic and The Rules of Magic. Where does the…

Jee reviews a stunning and enchanting #GothicFiction #ThingsInJars by @JessKiddHerself @AtriaBooks @NetGalley #NetGalley #eARC

Title/Author: Things in Jars by Jess Kidd Publisher: Atria Books Pages: 381 In a nutshell (Publisher): Bridie Devine—female detective extraordinaire—is confronted with the most baffling puzzle yet: the kidnapping of Christabel Berwick, secret daughter of Sir Edmund Athelstan Berwick, and a peculiar child whose reputed supernatural powers have captured the unwanted attention of collectors trading…

Have Yourself A Little Fairytale Christmas! Happy Reading and Merry Christmas! #fairytales #adultfairytale #folklore #HansChristianAndersen @ahoffmanwriter @JaneYolen

This Christmas, my mood called for fairytale-themed books, and being a fairytale lover, I already had a few in hand, and these were my choices. Honestly, this was a book-cover-buy. I mean, look at that illustration! And the story totally lived up to its beauty. (The illustrations are just as beautiful inside!) Easily slip into…

Jee reviews an immersive read: #TheDutchHouse by Ann Patchett @HarperBooks #siblingrelationship #familydrama #dysfunctionalfamily #forgiveness

Title/Author: The Dutch House by Ann Patchett Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers In a nutshell (Publisher): From the New York Times bestselling author of Commonwealth and State of Wonder, comes Ann Patchett’s most powerful novel to date: a richly moving story that explores the indelible bond between two siblings, the house of their childhood, and a past that will not let them…