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Pink Box of Treasures

Pink Box of Treasures

Behold the glory of the pink box. After an absolute nightmare of a day yesterday, I was delighted to find this box of treasures upon my doorstep. Chock full with books I haven’t read (an increasingly difficult feat, I admit), I giggled delightedly as I unpacked. The main book in this month’s FFBox is Mika Jolie’s The […]

I Heart Forever by Lindsey Kelk

<i>I Heart Forever</i> by Lindsey Kelk

In I Heart Forever, Kelk takes us back to her New York, as previously explored in the last six installments of this series. It’s a New York full of promise, hijinks, and beautiful people who possess kindness and warmth. Like a fairyland of sorts, for sure, but an utterly delightful fiction to indulge in. Angela’s life […]

Gather The Daughters by Jennie Melamed

<i>Gather The Daughters</i> by Jennie Melamed

What if The Handmaid’s Tale took place in a separatist cult, ensconced on an island? That’s exactly what I think went through Melamed’s head while coming up with this novel. Gather the Daughters is a haunting tale of a society where women are controlled but children are free, and a young woman on the cusp of that transition discovers […]

#BoxofBooks: September Edition

#BoxofBooks: September Edition

In every box that FreshFiction sends, there are three main elements. First, there’s books (duh), second, there’s a wee note from the author of the featured book to give us some insight, and third, there’s a bag of tea. As someone who believes all the best reading takes places with beverages – the tea is […]

Phoenix by Cecilia London

<i>Phoenix</i> by Cecilia London

I’m pretty much running out of words for this series. It’s brilliant and painful, overwhelming and fully realized. Cecilia London is an evil genius that excels at ripping my heart out while I’m fist-pumping with joy. I’ve written about the first three books in the series (Dissident, Conscience, Sojourn) here and in a few other places as well. […]