House of Salt and Sorrows

House of Salt and Sorrows

5 Stars Erin A. Craig Published August 2019 *Review by Alexa*   Thanks to Disney and our own ever-pervasive pop culture, the word fairytale conjures childlike worlds full of knights in shining armor, damsels in distress, talking animals, and long nosed witches.  In these worlds, everything is black and white with good and evil playing [...]

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August 6, 2019

August 6, 2019

Hello, bookish friends, and welcome back to the New Releases corner here on The Bookworm Files!  This week we sees the release of two sequels (sequels seem to be a theme for August), a book with one of the coolest covers I’ve seen in a hot minute, and one of my favorite reads of 2019. [...]

Nine

Nine

3.75 Stars Zach Hines Published August 2018 *Review by Alexa* In an alternate world startlingly close to our own, humans have nine lives—and they can’t wait to burn straight through them. As you shed lives, you shed your awkward phases: one death is equal to one physical and mental upgrade. Julian’s friends are obsessed with [...]

Descendant of the Crane

Descendant of the Crane

3.75/5 Stars Joan He Published April 2019 *review by Alexa* Princess Hesina of Yan has always been eager to shirk the responsibilities of the crown, but when her beloved father is murdered, she’s thrust into power, suddenly the queen of an unstable kingdom. Determined to find her father’s killer, Hesina does something desperate: she engages [...]

The Bone Charmer

The Bone Charmer

3 Stars Breeana Shields Published May 2019 Sliding Doors, one of the most underrated and overlooked rom coms of the 90’s, is based on the idea that a small chance event—missing a train, for instance—can irrevocably change the course of your life.  The movie explores the idea by showing its leading lady live through the [...]

Stalking Jack the Ripper

Stalking Jack the Ripper

1.75/5 Stars Kerri Maniscalco September 2016 *Review by Alexa* Seventeen-year-old Audrey Rose Wadsworth was born a lord's daughter, with a life of wealth and privilege stretched out before her. But between the social teas and silk dress fittings, she leads a forbidden secret life. Against her stern father's wishes and society's expectations, Audrey often slips [...]