Double Book Review: Aru Shah and the End of Time and Aru Shah and the Song of Death by Roshani Chokshi

A good middle grade book will both entertain and teach the reader something about the world. A great middle grade book does this and makes the reader connect with the characters. Roshani Chokshi's Hindu-inspired Pandava Quartet does just this. If you're looking for a fun romp through Hindu mythology, this is the series to read. … Continue reading Double Book Review: Aru Shah and the End of Time and Aru Shah and the Song of Death by Roshani Chokshi

Book Review: The Boneless Mercies by April Genevieve Tucholke

If you always thought Beowulf needed more female characters, then The Boneless Mercies by April Genevieve Tucholke is the book for you. Frey is a Boneless Mercies—females hired to kill out of mercy. But she's tired of the death trade and longs for glory and fortune. When she hears of a monster ravaging a settlement, … Continue reading Book Review: The Boneless Mercies by April Genevieve Tucholke

Book Review: This Splintered Silence by Kayla Olson

Last year, I was blown away by Kayla Olson's debut novel, The Sandcastle Empire, after having a love-hate relationship with YA dystopian novels. I basically told myself I would read anything she publishes, and so when This Splintered Silence was released in November, I bought myself a copy and prepared to dive into a space station … Continue reading Book Review: This Splintered Silence by Kayla Olson

Book Review: The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy by Mackenzi Lee

The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee was the first book I reviewed on Books and Waffles. While I enjoyed that story, all I cared about was Felicity. So I've been eagerly awaiting her story, The Lady's Guide to Petticoats and Piracy, and it did not disappoint. All of Felicity's attempts to … Continue reading Book Review: The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy by Mackenzi Lee