The Gremlin’s Library: Your Strange Fortune by Chloe N. Clark

Digging into a new poetry book is always kind of like opening a box of chocolates. Either it'll be a little dull, or - in the best cases - it's full of treats, all a little different from each other. Chloe N. Clark's Your Strange Fortune is definitely the latter. It's also an incredibly haunting … Continue reading The Gremlin’s Library: Your Strange Fortune by Chloe N. Clark

The Gremlin’s Library: The Luminous Dead by Caitlin Starling

TW: This book and review deals heavily with mental illness, hallucinations/delusions, and the claustrophobia of deep cave exploration. It's part of the nature of the literary world, at this point, that I will hear something About a book and how it's good and still know very little about it. Perhaps, like with Every Heart a … Continue reading The Gremlin’s Library: The Luminous Dead by Caitlin Starling

The Gremlin’s Library: The Moths and Other Stories by Helena Maria Viramontes

Trigger warning: The review briefly touches on things like abortion and misogyny, but more prominently, child murder/dismemberment comes up in a story and is discussed here. I've been working on breaking a reading slump, and the last while, I've kept running into upsetting things in books that I wasn't warned or prepared for, leaving me … Continue reading The Gremlin’s Library: The Moths and Other Stories by Helena Maria Viramontes

First Chapter Thoughts: Exit Plans for Teenage Freaks

*guilty expression* This is one of those books that I've been so excited to read, that I paradoxically ended up putting it off and off and off. I really want to read it, but man. MAN. But! It is a pandemic and I have a giant TBR and frankly, I could do with some cuteness right now. … Continue reading First Chapter Thoughts: Exit Plans for Teenage Freaks

First Chapter Thoughts: Authority by Jeff Vandermeer

I recently finished Annihilation by Jeff Vandermeer (read the review here), and while I've gotten mixed input from others about the rest of the trilogy, I can't help but be immensely curious. So I've picked up the second book, Authority, and we're already off to an interesting start. For starters, despite many of them being … Continue reading First Chapter Thoughts: Authority by Jeff Vandermeer