Recipe for Persuasion by Sonali Dev

I received a free electronic ARC of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Ashna Raje inherited her father's Indian restaurant and now struggles to keep it afloat. When her best friend, China Dashwood, offers her the chance to be on a new cooking competition show she's castingĀ  for Food Network, Ashna…

The Rose and the Dagger by Renee Ahdieh

Shahrzad is now in the Badawi camp far from the burning city of Rey. Her father is in a coma after using his abilities to lay siege to the city in the name of saving Shahrzad. Her sister is desperate to know how she could love the mad Caliph, and danger lurks behind every tent.…

The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh

The Caliph of Khorasan marries a young girl every day, and kills her at dawn the next morning. The people are growing increasingly outraged. Shahrzad al-Khayzuran's best friend was one of those young girls. Determined to end the madness and kill the young Caliph, she offers herself up as his next bride. But Khalid is…

Fandom Quote Friday: Speak Easy, Speak Love

In the other bed his roommate snored like a cavalry crossing a bridge. ~ Bennidict of his roommate's snoring A porter's furious curse brought attention back. "Jesus, Mary..." the young man muttered, then glanced at her with a blush. "Begging your pardon miss. It's just, what you got in this thing? A dead body?" "Parts…

Speak Easy, Speak Love by Mckelle George

At the height of the Roaring '20s, six recent grads are about to have the summer of their young lives. Parties, Jazz, Prohibition, Gangsters, and unconventional young women abound in this retelling of Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, set in what else: a Speakeasy. Beatrice and Benedict, Hero and Calude, Margaret and John, and of…

The Case for Jamie by Brittany Cavallaro

In the third installment in the Charlotte Holmes series, Jamie has gone back to Sherringford and settled into a routine. Classes, Rugby, applying for King's College London, and a girlfriend. He hasn't seen Holmes in a year, since that fateful day on lawn of her family's estate. Charlotte is in the wind, alone for the…

Everland by Wendy Spinale

I received this book as part of Owlcrate's Steampunk box back in May 2016. While I loved the items I got, I never got around to reading the book. In this retelling of Peter Pan, war and a viral outbreak have devastated London. Gwen Darling is trying to protect her younger siblings, but when her…