Inferno by Catherine Cho
A memoir about the author’s postpartum psychosis. It’s billed as a memoir of motherhood and madness, but what hooked me was the way she discusses myth, family legacy/trauma, and the cycles we repeat. Her writing is excellent, and by the time she goes mad, it’s inevitable and even expected.
Blood Heir by Ilona Andrews (Aurelia Ryder #1)
Julie from the Kate Daniels series returns to Atlanta with a new name and face to save her mom.
Y’all know Andrews is an insta-read author for me. They started posting snippets of this on their blog in 2020 and the finished version did not disappoint. I need the sequels ASAP!
The Midnight Bargain by C.L. Polk
A historical fantasy romance with a classic set-up: does our heroine choose love and duty, or freedom and magic?
I know everyone loves Polk’s Kingston Cycle, but it left me cold. I did, however, love The Midnight Bargain, Nadi in particular, and the love interest’s grovel. Nadi’s line at the end about winning made me tear up too. (I do echo sixthlight’s review that the book is weirdly heteronormative, with the exception of an aromantic/asexual character)
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