2019 Wrap-Ups & 2020 Sign-Ups #3

The last of these posts, folks! I had a couple of new challenges bookmarked for adding in 2020 that I hadn't done before, but ultimately decided to not do them and instead do more monthly challenges that I don't usually get to do. You can see previous week's wrap-up posts here and here. Audiobook Challenge … Continue reading 2019 Wrap-Ups & 2020 Sign-Ups #3

2019 Wrap-Ups & 2020 Sign-Ups #2

Another week, another wrap-up! This time some of my challenges aren't complete *hangs head in shame* and I am not continuing with some for next year. You can see previous week's wrap-up post here. Cloak & Dagger Reading Challenge   Progress: 33/35 books I was doing at Inspector level, and the range for that was … Continue reading 2019 Wrap-Ups & 2020 Sign-Ups #2

ARC Review: I Hope You Get This Message by Farah Naz Rishi

I Hope You Get This Message by Farah Naz Rishi My rating: 4 of 5 stars News stations across the country are reporting mysterious messages that Earth has been receiving from a planet—Alma—claiming to be its creator. If they’re being interpreted correctly, in seven days Alma will hit the kill switch on their “colony” Earth. … Continue reading ARC Review: I Hope You Get This Message by Farah Naz Rishi

ARC Review: Crier’s War by Nina Varela

Crier's War by Nina Varela My rating: 4 of 5 stars After the War of Kinds ravaged the kingdom of Rabu, the Automae, designed to be the playthings of royals, usurped their owners’ estates and bent the human race to their will. Now Ayla, a human servant rising in the ranks at the House of … Continue reading ARC Review: Crier’s War by Nina Varela

Audiobook Review: These Witches Don’t Burn by Isabel Sterling

These Witches Don't Burn by Isabel Sterling My rating: 4 of 5 stars Hannah's a witch, but not the kind you're thinking of. She's the real deal, an Elemental with the power to control fire, earth, water, and air. But even though she lives in Salem, Massachusetts, her magic is a secret she has to … Continue reading Audiobook Review: These Witches Don’t Burn by Isabel Sterling

ARC Review: A Dress for the Wicked by Autumn Krause

A Dress for the Wicked by Autumn Krause My rating: 4 of 5 stars Nothing much happens in the sleepy town of Shy in Avon-upon-Kynt. And for eighteen years, Emmaline Watkins has feared that her future held just that: nothing. But when the head of the most admired fashion house in the country opens her … Continue reading ARC Review: A Dress for the Wicked by Autumn Krause

ARC Review: The Storm Crow by Kalyn Josephson

The Storm Crow by Kalyn Josephson My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars In the tropical kingdom of Rhodaire, magical, elemental Crows are part of every aspect of life...until the Illucian empire invades, destroying everything. That terrible night has thrown Princess Anthia into a deep depression. Her sister Caliza is busy running the kingdom after their mother's … Continue reading ARC Review: The Storm Crow by Kalyn Josephson

ARC Review: Orpheus Girl by Brynne Rebele-Henry

Orpheus Girl by Brynne Rebele-Henry My rating: 4 of 5 stars Abandoned by a single mother she never knew, 16-year-old Raya—obsessed with ancient myths—lives with her grandmother in a small conservative Texas town. For years Raya has hidden her feelings for her best friend and true love, Sarah. When the two are caught in an … Continue reading ARC Review: Orpheus Girl by Brynne Rebele-Henry

ARC Review: Wilder Girls by Rory Power

Wilder Girls by Rory Power My rating: 4 of 5 stars It's been eighteen months since the Raxter School for Girls was put under quarantine. Since the Tox hit and pulled Hetty's life out from under her. It started slow. First the teachers died one by one. Then it began to infect the students, turning … Continue reading ARC Review: Wilder Girls by Rory Power

ARC Review: The Tiger at Midnight by Swati Teerdhala

The Tiger at Midnight by Swati Teerdhala My rating: 4 of 5 stars Esha is a legend, but no one knows. It’s only in the shadows that she moonlights as the Viper, the rebels’ highly skilled assassin. She’s devoted her life to avenging what she lost in the royal coup, and now she’s been tasked … Continue reading ARC Review: The Tiger at Midnight by Swati Teerdhala

ARC Review: Descendant of the Crane by Joan He

Descendant of the Crane by Joan He My rating: 5 of 5 stars Tyrants cut out hearts. Rulers sacrifice their own. 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 … Continue reading ARC Review: Descendant of the Crane by Joan He

ARC Review: We Set the Dark on Fire by Tehlor Kay Mejia

We Set the Dark on Fire by Tehlor Kay Mejia My rating: 4 of 5 stars At the Medio School for Girls, distinguished young women are trained for one of two roles in their polarized society. Depending on her specialization, a graduate will one day run a husband’s household or raise his children. Both paths … Continue reading ARC Review: We Set the Dark on Fire by Tehlor Kay Mejia

ARC Review: The Dead Queens Club by Hannah Capin

The Dead Queens Club by Hannah Capin My rating: 4 of 5 stars What do a future ambassador, an overly ambitious Francophile, a hospital-volunteering Girl Scout, the new girl from Cleveland, the junior cheer captain, and the vice president of the debate club have in common? It sounds like the ridiculously long lead-up to an … Continue reading ARC Review: The Dead Queens Club by Hannah Capin

ARC Review: The Girl King by Mimi Yu

The Girl King by Mimi Yu My rating: 4 of 5 stars Sisters Lu and Min have always understood their places as princesses of the Empire. Lu knows she is destined to become the dynasty's first female ruler, while Min is resigned to a life in her shadow. Then their father declares their male cousin … Continue reading ARC Review: The Girl King by Mimi Yu