ARC Review: Given by Nandi Taylor

Given by Nandi Taylor My Rating: 4/5 A subversive fantasy-romance steeped in West-African and Caribbean traditions. Yenni has never been this far from home. With only her wits, her strength and her sacred runelore, the fierce Yirba warrior princess is alone in the Empire of Cresh. It’s a land filled with strange magics and even … Continue reading ARC Review: Given by Nandi Taylor

Audiobook Review: Come Tumbling Down by Seanan McGuire

Come Tumbling Down by Seanan McGuire My rating: 4 of 5 stars When Jack left Eleanor West's School for Wayward Children she was carrying the body of her deliciously deranged sister--whom she had recently murdered in a fit of righteous justice--back to their home on the Moors. But death in their adopted world isn't always … Continue reading Audiobook Review: Come Tumbling Down by Seanan McGuire

ARC Review: Runebreaker by Alex R. Kahler

Runebreaker by Alex R. Kahler My rating: 3 of 5 stars Magic is sin Aidan desires only one thing: to rule. Arrogant, headstrong and driven by the element of Fire, he will stop at nothing to bring the evil Howls that destroyed Scotland to their knees. But Fire is a treacherous element, and the very … Continue reading ARC Review: Runebreaker by Alex R. Kahler

ARC Review: Infinity Son by Adam Silvera

Infinity Son by Adam Silvera My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars Growing up in New York, brothers Emil and Brighton always idolized the Spell Walkers—a vigilante group sworn to rid the world of specters. While the Spell Walkers and other celestials are born with powers, specters take them, violently stealing the essence of endangered magical creatures. … Continue reading ARC Review: Infinity Son by Adam Silvera

Sign-up post: Year of the Asian Reading Challenge

So, I kinda missed the sign-up post last week and just saw it recently, so here I am, declaring my intention to join in! With me being an Asian blogger, I was waiting for round 2 of The Year of the Asian - dedicated to "read as many books written by Asian authors as you … Continue reading Sign-up post: Year of the Asian Reading Challenge

ARC Review: Scavenge the Stars by Tara Sim

Scavenge the Stars by Tara Sim My rating: 4 of 5 stars When Amaya rescues a mysterious stranger from drowning, she fears her rash actions have earned her a longer sentence on the debtor ship where she’s been held captive for years. Instead, the man she saved offers her unimaginable riches and a new identity, … Continue reading ARC Review: Scavenge the Stars by Tara Sim

Audiobook Review: A Kingdom for a Stage by Heidi Heilig

A Kingdom for a Stage by Heidi Heilig My rating: 5 of 5 stars Jetta is a prisoner. A prisoner of the armee, a prisoner of fate, and a prisoner of her own madness. Held captive in Hell’s Court—now the workshop of Theodora, the armee engineer and future queen of Chakrana—Jetta knows she needs to … Continue reading Audiobook Review: A Kingdom for a Stage by Heidi Heilig

ARC Review: After Hours, Vol. 3 by Yuhta Nishio & (translated by) Abby Lehrke

After Hours, Vol. 3 by Yuhta Nishio My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars There’s always something going on at night. Sooner or later, you’ll find your scene. Emi Asahina is 24, unemployed and not really sure what she wants to do with her life. When a friend invites her to a dance club, Emi doesn’t … Continue reading ARC Review: After Hours, Vol. 3 by Yuhta Nishio & (translated by) Abby Lehrke

Review: Want by Cindy Pon

Want by Cindy Pon My rating: 4 of 5 stars Jason Zhou survives in a divided society where the elite use their wealth to buy longer lives. The rich wear special suits, protecting them from the pollution and viruses that plague the city, while those without suffer illness and early deaths. Frustrated by his city’s … Continue reading Review: Want by Cindy Pon

ARC Review: After Hours, Vol. 2 by Yuhta Nishio, Abby Lehrke

After Hours, Vol. 2 by Yuhta Nishio My rating: 4 of 5 stars There’s always something going on at night. Sooner or later, you’ll find your scene. Emi Ashiana is 24, unemployed and not really sure what she wants to do with her life. When a friend invites her to a dance club, Emi doesn’t … Continue reading ARC Review: After Hours, Vol. 2 by Yuhta Nishio, Abby Lehrke

Review: Invictus by Ryan Graudin

Invictus by Ryan Graudin My rating: 4 of 5 stars Time is running out . . .Farway McCarthy was born outside of time. With nowhere to call home and nothing to anchor him to the present, Far captains a crew on a dangerous mission into the past.When he collides with Eliot - a mysterious, secretive … Continue reading Review: Invictus by Ryan Graudin

ARC Review: RG Veda Omnibus Volume 3 by CLAMP

RG Veda Omnibus Volume 3 by CLAMP My rating: 4 of 5 stars RG Veda, pronounced Rig Veda, is based on the classic Indian saga of the same name. The Six Stars have at last reached Zenmi Castle to confront the evil god-king, Taishakuten. As the tyrant prepares to kill them, Kujaku reveals the sign … Continue reading ARC Review: RG Veda Omnibus Volume 3 by CLAMP

Audiobook Review: Runebinder by Alex R. Kahler

Runebinder by Alex R. Kahler My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars Magic is risen. When magic returned to the world, it could have saved humanity, but greed and thirst for power caused mankind's downfall instead. Now once-human monsters called Howls prowl abandoned streets, their hunger guided by corrupt necromancers and the all-powerful Kin. Only Hunters have … Continue reading Audiobook Review: Runebinder by Alex R. Kahler

ARC Review: Seven Days: Monday–Sunday by Venio Tachibana & Rihito Takarai

Seven Days: Monday–Sunday by Venio Tachibana My rating: 4 of 5 stars The rules were clear: they could date for a week. But someone forgot to tell love! On a whim, high school third-year Yuzuru Shino asks out first-year Toji Seryo, who is notorious for being a weeklong lover—he’ll date the first girl to ask … Continue reading ARC Review: Seven Days: Monday–Sunday by Venio Tachibana & Rihito Takarai

ARC Review: Children of the Whales, Vol. 9 by Abi Umeda

Children of the Whales, Vol. 9 by Abi Umeda My rating: 4 of 5 stars In an endless sea of sand drifts the Mud Whale, a floating island city of clay and magic. In its chambers a small community clings to survival, cut off from its own history by the shadows of the past. The … Continue reading ARC Review: Children of the Whales, Vol. 9 by Abi Umeda