ARC Review: Witch by Finbar Hawkins

Witch by Finbar Hawkins My rating: 2 of 5 stars After witnessing the brutal murder of her mother by witch-hunters, Evey vows to avenge her and track down the killers. Fury burns in her bright and strong. But she has promised her mother that she will keep Dill, her little sister, safe. As the lust … Continue reading ARC Review: Witch by Finbar Hawkins

Blog Tour & Review: A Golden Fury by Samantha Cohoe

Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for A Golden Fury! Title: A Golden FuryAuthor: Samantha CohoePublisher: Wednesday BooksPublication date: 13 October 2020Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Historical Synopsis: Thea Hope longs to be an alchemist out of the shadow of her famous mother. The two of them are close to creating the legendary Philosopher’s … Continue reading Blog Tour & Review: A Golden Fury by Samantha Cohoe

ARC Review: The First Sister by Linden A. Lewis

The First Sister by Linden A. Lewis My rating: 4 of 5 stars First Sister has no name and no voice. As a priestess of the Sisterhood, she travels the stars alongside the soldiers of Earth and Mars—the same ones who own the rights to her body and soul. When her former captain abandons her, … Continue reading ARC Review: The First Sister by Linden A. Lewis

ARC Review: The Girl of Hawthorn and Glass by Adan Jerreat-Poole

The Girl of Hawthorn and Glass by Adan Jerreat-Poole My rating: 3 of 5 stars Even teenage assassins have dreams. Eli isn’t just a teenage girl — she’s a made-thing the witches created to hunt down ghosts in the human world. Trained to kill with her seven magical blades, Eli is a flawless machine, a … Continue reading ARC Review: The Girl of Hawthorn and Glass by Adan Jerreat-Poole

ARC Review: The Bone Shard Daughter by Andrea Stewart

The Bone Shard Daughter by Andrea Stewart My rating: 5 of 5 stars The emperor's reign has lasted for decades, his mastery of bone shard magic powering the animal-like constructs that maintain law and order. But now his rule is failing, and revolution is sweeping across the Empire's many islands. Lin is the emperor's daughter … Continue reading ARC Review: The Bone Shard Daughter by Andrea Stewart

ARC Review: Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas

Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas My rating: 4 of 5 stars Yadriel has summoned a ghost, and now he can’t get rid of him. When his traditional Latinx family has problems accepting his gender, Yadriel becomes determined to prove himself a real brujo. With the help of his cousin and best friend Maritza, he performs … Continue reading ARC Review: Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas

Book Review: A Song Of Wraiths and Ruin by Roseanne A. Brown

A Song Of Wraiths and Ruin by Roseanne A. Brown My Ratings: 5/5 The first in an fantasy duology inspired by West African folklore in which a grieving crown princess and a desperate refugee find themselves on a collision course to murder each other despite their growing attraction. For Malik, the Solstasia festival is a … Continue reading Book Review: A Song Of Wraiths and Ruin by Roseanne A. Brown

ARC Review: The First Sister by Linden A. Lewis

The First Sister (The First Sister trilogy #1) by Linden A. Lewis My Ratings: 4/5 Combining the social commentary of The Handmaid’s Tale with the white-knuckled thrills of Red Rising, this epic space opera follows a comfort woman as she claims her agency, a soldier questioning his allegiances, and a non-binary hero out to save … Continue reading ARC Review: The First Sister by Linden A. Lewis

ARC Review: The Extraordinaries by T.J. Klune

The Extraordinaries by T.J. Klune My rating: 4 of 5 stars Some people are extraordinary. Some are just extra. TJ Klune's YA debut, The Extraordinaries, is a queer coming-of-age story about a fanboy with ADHD and the heroes he loves. Nick Bell? Not extraordinary. But being the most popular fanfiction writer in the Extraordinaries fandom … Continue reading ARC Review: The Extraordinaries by T.J. Klune

ARC Review: The Mermaid, the Witch, and the Sea by Maggie Tokuda-Hall

The Mermaid, the Witch, and the Sea by Maggie Tokuda-Hall My rating: 4 of 5 stars A desperate orphan turned pirate and a rebellious imperial daughter find a connection on the high seas in a world divided by colonialism and threaded with magic. Aboard the pirate ship Dove, Flora the girl takes on the identity … Continue reading ARC Review: The Mermaid, the Witch, and the Sea by Maggie Tokuda-Hall

ARC Review: Apsara Engine by Bishakh Som

Apsara Engine by Bishakh Som My rating: 2 of 5 stars In turns both fantastical and familiar, this graphic short story collection with South Asian roots is immersed in questions of gender, the body, and existential conformity. The eight delightfully eerie stories in Apsara Engine are a subtle intervention into everyday reality. A woman drowns … Continue reading ARC Review: Apsara Engine by Bishakh Som

ARC Review: The Perfect Escape by Suzanne Park

The Perfect Escape by Suzanne Park My rating: 3 of 5 stars Nate Jae-Woo Kim wants to be rich. When one of his classmates offers Nate a ridiculous amount of money to commit grade fraud, he knows that taking the windfall would help support his prideful Korean family, but is compromising his integrity worth it? … Continue reading ARC Review: The Perfect Escape by Suzanne Park

ARC Review: Anna K by Jenny Lee

Anna K.: A Love Story by Jenny Lee My rating: 2.5 of 5 stars Every happy teenage girl is the same, while every unhappy teenage girl is miserable in her own special way. Meet Anna K. At seventeen, she is at the top of Manhattan and Greenwich society (even if she prefers the company of her … Continue reading ARC Review: Anna K by Jenny Lee

ARC Review: Feathertide by Beth Cartwright

Feathertide by Beth Cartwright My rating: 4 of 5 stars One girl was born to be different... Marea was born to be different - a girl born covered in the feathers of a bird, and kept hidden in a crumbling house full of secrets. When her new tutor, the Professor, arrives with his books, maps … Continue reading ARC Review: Feathertide by Beth Cartwright

ARC Review: Nameless Queen by Rebecca McLaughlin

Nameless Queen by Rebecca McLaughlin My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars Everyone expected the king's daughter would inherit the throne. No one expected me. It shouldn't even be possible. I'm Nameless, a class of citizens so disrespected, we don't even get names. Heck, dozens of us have been going missing for months and no one seems … Continue reading ARC Review: Nameless Queen by Rebecca McLaughlin