We’re going on an adventure! (Mini-Hiatus Announcement)

That's right, Reader Voracious Blog is making the move to self-hosted WordPress! 🎉 One year ago I took the plunge and bought a domain for my little corner of the internet, and it was a fantastic learning opportunity for me. I've been planning on making this move for months, and as my hosting with WordPress.com … Continue reading We’re going on an adventure! (Mini-Hiatus Announcement)

Stalking Jack the Ripper (Stalking Jack the Ripper #1) by Kerri Maniscalo

"Death was not prejudiced by mortal things such as station or gender. It came for kings and queens and prostitutes alike, often leaving the living with regrets."

Maniscalo's debut novel is deliciously macabre and a must-read for fans of murder mysteries and historical fiction. While I found the twists to be predictable, this was an enjoyable read and I'm excited to continue the series!

I normally put my content warnings at the bottom of my reviews, but I feel like it is important to note up front that the book opens with a black and white photo of a corpse (there is also a photo of someone that died from leprosy further in the book) and the main character conducting an autopsy. This is a dark and gritty tale that isn't for the faint of heart and I would hate for someone to pick this up expecting a fun historical fiction story (which it is!) and being turned off by the gore. The bottom of the official book synopsis mentions historical photos but in case this wasn't what you were thinking...

The Bookish Adventure Tag

Friends, I like going on adventures a lot. Whether it's traveling to another country or curling up with my favorite fantasy book, I love experiencing new things. Which is why I am such a fan of stories that involve an epic adventure, and precisely when I love this tag so much that I had to ignore the hoard to do it. *whispers* Soon

Thank you so much Siobhan @ Siobhan's Novelties for tagging me (only two weeks ago! are you proud of me for not hoarding it with all the others?!) because this is the best tag for me. After you are done reading this post, be sure to check out Siobhan's blog because she's lovely and you need her content in your life.

DNF Mini Reviews: Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo and Second Lives by P.D. Caek

If you've been around Reader Voracious for awhile you will know that I typically leave my DNF reviews to Goodreads because they are not usually long enough to warrant a full post on their own. But as a reader I value negative reviews just as much as positive ones in determining what books to pick up, so I thought I'd include the occasional mini review post to round up my thoughts.

Please remember that these reviews are based on my own personal reading experience! No two readers read the same book: just because a book wasn't for me doesn't mean that you will not enjoy it. I've actually picked up and enjoyed books that received negative reviews because we all have different reading tastes.