The Wretched by Chris Bissette

There are quite few games that use the Wretched & Alone system that I want to take a look at, so why not start with the progenitor of of the system: The Wretched by Chris Bissette.  In The Wretched you play as the sole surviving member of the titular spaceship, The Wretcher, after an attackContinue reading “The Wretched by Chris Bissette”

Introducing Gallus

Hello, hello. Here’s something a little different for you. Howdy, I’m Gallus. Who’s this jerk? I’m the eldest spawn of your regular host, Bookish Wendy. My hobbies include listening to They Might Be Giants too much, petting my cats, getting pecked by chickens, and playing TTRPGs. That last one there is what I’m here toContinue reading “Introducing Gallus”

The Bone Shard Daughter

by Andrea Stewart This is an absolutely fantastic book. It’s got a sentient animal familiar, political intrigue, light romance (including sapphic), and many twists and turns. The Bone Shard Daughter is told from the point of view of four protagonists: Lin, Jovis, Phalue, and Sand. Lin is the emperor’s daughter who has lost the lastContinue reading “The Bone Shard Daughter”

My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Kate Russell

Trigger Warning/Content Warning: Sexual abuse, pedophilia, and PTSD My Dark Vanessa, how do I feel about you? I have never read a book that has me so conflicted and fraught with emotion. Vanessa Wye is a scholarship student at a small, exclusive Maine boarding school. She is a loner and insecure. In the tenth gradeContinue reading “My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Kate Russell”

I fell down a Sarah J Mass hole

I’m sorry I’ve been neglecting posting reviews. I could give some legit excuses, like my boyfriend is moving in on Wednesday, I’m helping my daughter and her boyfriend move into a new apartment on Sunday, I’m doing major home renovations, the political climate, the pandemic but….. What really happened is I read A Court ofContinue reading “I fell down a Sarah J Mass hole”

The Stand by Stephen King

I couldn’t think of a better book to kick off October than Stephen King’s horror classic The Stand. Pandemic, anyone? This isn’t necessarily a review. It’s more my happy memories of reading The Stand several times, both in its original published form and in the later released uncut version. The first time I read TheContinue reading “The Stand by Stephen King”

The Red Queen Series by Victoria Aveyard: A Revisionist Review

I decided to give the final book in the series, War Storm, another chance. I couldn’t put it down, and now I have book hangover. I do have Broken Throne to look forward to. I think I’ll set it aside for a week so I don’t get burnout like I did from reading the seriesContinue reading “The Red Queen Series by Victoria Aveyard: A Revisionist Review”