ARC Review: It’s a Whole Spiel (edited) by Katherine Locke & Laura Silverman

It's a Whole Spiel by Katherine Locke, Laura Silverman, David Levithan, Nova Ren Suma, Dahlia Adler, Adi Alsaid, Elie Lichtschein, Alex London, Goldy Moldavsky, Hannah Moskowitz, Matthue Roth, Rachel Lynn Solomon, Lance Rubin, Dana Schwartz My rating: 4 of 5 stars A Jewish boy falls in love with a fellow counselor at summer camp. A … Continue reading ARC Review: It’s a Whole Spiel (edited) by Katherine Locke & Laura Silverman

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ARC Review: Daytime Shooting Star, Vol. 3 by Mika Yamamori

Daytime Shooting Star, Vol. 3 by Mika Yamamori My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars After arriving in Tokyo to live with her uncle, Suzume collapses in a nearby park when she recallsm once seeing a shooting star during the day. A handsome stranger brings her to her new home and tells her they’ll meet again. Suzume … Continue reading ARC Review: Daytime Shooting Star, Vol. 3 by Mika Yamamori

Audiobook Review: Wicked Saints by Emily A. Duncan

Wicked Saints by Emily A. Duncan My rating: 4 of 5 stars A girl who can speak to gods must save her people without destroying herself. A prince in danger must decide who to trust. A boy with a monstrous secret waits in the wings. Together, they must assassinate the king and stop the war. … Continue reading Audiobook Review: Wicked Saints by Emily A. Duncan

ARC Review: Sword and Pen by Rachel Caine

Sword and Pen by Rachel Caine My rating: 5 of 5 stars With the future of the Great Library in doubt, the unforgettable characters from Ink and Bone must decide if it's worth saving in this thrilling adventure in the New York Times bestselling series. The corrupt leadership of the Great Library has fallen. But … Continue reading ARC Review: Sword and Pen by Rachel Caine

ARC Review: The Babysitters Coven by Kate Williams

The Babysitters Coven by Kate Williams My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars Seventeen-year-old Esme Pearl has a babysitters club. She knows it's kinda lame, but what else is she supposed to do? Get a job? Gross. Besides, Esme likes babysitting, and she's good at it. And lately Esme needs all the cash she can get, … Continue reading ARC Review: The Babysitters Coven by Kate Williams

ARC Review: Beastars, Vol. 3 by Paru Itagaki

BEASTARS, Vol. 3 by Paru Itagaki My rating: 4 of 5 stars At a high school where the students are literally divided into predators and prey, it’s personal relationships that maintain the fragile peace. Who among them is a Beastar—an academic and social role model destined to become a leader in a society naturally rife … Continue reading ARC Review: Beastars, Vol. 3 by Paru Itagaki

ARC Review: Kaguya-sama: Love Is War, Vol. 11 by Aka Akasaka

Kaguya-sama: Love Is War, Vol. 11 by Aka Akasaka My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars Two high school geniuses scheme to get the other to confess their love first. Two geniuses. Two brains. Two hearts. One battle. Who will confess their love first…?! Will Miyuki and Kaguya help Yu escape the aggro of all his … Continue reading ARC Review: Kaguya-sama: Love Is War, Vol. 11 by Aka Akasaka

ARC Review: The Water Dragon’s Bride, Vol. 11 by Rei Toma

The Water Dragon's Bride, Vol. 11 by 藤間 麗 (Rei Toma) My rating: 4 of 5 stars A modern-day girl gets whisked away to a strange land where she is sacrificed to a water dragon god! In the blink of an eye, a modern-day girl named Asahi is whisked away from her warm and happy … Continue reading ARC Review: The Water Dragon’s Bride, Vol. 11 by Rei Toma

ARC Review: A Treason of Thorns by Laura E. Weymouth

A Treason of Thorns by Laura E. Weymouth My rating: 4 of 5 stars Violet Sterling has spent the last seven years in exile, longing to return to Burleigh House. One of the six great houses of England, Burleigh’s magic kept both the countryside and Violet happy. That is, until her father’s treason destroyed everything. … Continue reading ARC Review: A Treason of Thorns by Laura E. Weymouth

Audiobook review: Tunnel of Bones by Victoria Schwab

Tunnel of Bones by Victoria Schwab My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars Trouble is haunting Cassidy Blake . . . even more than usual. She (plus her ghost best friend, Jacob, of course) are in Paris, where Cass's parents are filming their TV show about the world's most haunted cities. Sure, it's fun eating croissants … Continue reading Audiobook review: Tunnel of Bones by Victoria Schwab

Review: Circe by Madeline Miller

Circe by Madeline Miller My rating: 4 of 5 stars In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe has neither the look nor the voice of divinity, and is scorned and rejected by her kin. Increasingly isolated, she turns to mortals for companionship, … Continue reading Review: Circe by Madeline Miller

ARC Review: The Never Tilting World by Rin Chupeco

The Never Tilting World by Rin Chupeco My rating: 4 of 5 stars Generations of twin goddesses have long ruled Aeon. But seventeen years ago, one sister’s betrayal defied an ancient prophecy and split their world in two. The planet ceased to spin, and a Great Abyss now divides two realms: one cloaked in perpetual … Continue reading ARC Review: The Never Tilting World by Rin Chupeco

Audiobook Review: The Ghost Bride by Yangsze Choo

The Ghost Bride by Yangsze Choo My rating: 4 of 5 stars "One evening, my father asked me if I would like to become a ghost bride..." Though ruled by British overlords, the Chinese of colonial Malaya still cling to ancient customs. And in the sleepy port town of Malacca, ghosts and superstitions abound. Li … Continue reading Audiobook Review: The Ghost Bride by Yangsze Choo

ARC Review: Smoke and Iron by Rachel Caine

Smoke and Iron by Rachel Caine My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars The opening moves of a deadly game have begun. Jess Brightwell has put himself in direct peril, with only his wits and skill to aid him in a game of cat and mouse with the Archivist Magister of the Great Library. With the … Continue reading ARC Review: Smoke and Iron by Rachel Caine