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

Book Review: The Memory Thief by Lauren Mansy

The Memory Thief by Lauren Mansy My Rating: 4/5 In the city of Craewick, memories reign. The power-obsessed ruler of the city, Madame, has cultivated a society in which memories are currency, citizens are divided by ability, and Gifted individuals can take memories from others through touch as they please. Seventeen-year-old Etta Lark is desperate … Continue reading Book Review: The Memory Thief by Lauren Mansy

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: 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

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

ARC Review: Snow White with the Red Hair, Vol. 5 by Sorata Akiduki

Snow White with the Red Hair, Vol. 5 by Sorata Akiduki My rating: 4 of 5 stars A romantic retelling of a classic fairy tale about a beautiful herbalist and a lovestruck prince. Shirayuki is an herbalist famous for her naturally bright-red hair, and the prince of Tanbarun wants her all to himself! The prince … Continue reading ARC Review: Snow White with the Red Hair, Vol. 5 by Sorata Akiduki

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

Review: The Blood Prince (Sovereign, #3) by Josie Jaffrey

The Blood Prince by Josie Jaffrey My rating: 4 of 5 stars The price of freedom is always paid in blood. The sovereigns of the Silver have awakened, but the Queen is a fractured shell of the woman Cam remembers. He hopes to put her back together by finding her son, the missing prince. At … Continue reading Review: The Blood Prince (Sovereign, #3) by Josie Jaffrey

Audiobook Review: The Cursed Sea by Lauren DeStefano

The Cursed Sea by Lauren DeStefano My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars Wil, the exiled princess of northern Arrod, must do what she never thought possible: return home to discover the origins of her own curse. But home is very different from how she left it—Wil’s unpredictable elder brother Baren is now king, leading a … Continue reading Audiobook Review: The Cursed Sea by Lauren DeStefano

Audiobook Review: Bid My Soul Farewell by Beth Revis

Bid My Soul Farewell by Beth Revis My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars Alchemy student turned necromancer Nedra Brysstain has made a life-changing decision to embrace the darkness--but can the boy who loves her bring her back to the light before she pays the ultimate price? Lunar Island is trying to heal. The necromantic plague that … Continue reading Audiobook Review: Bid My Soul Farewell by Beth Revis

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

ARC Review: My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! (Manga) Vol. 1 by Satoru Yamaguchi & Nami Hidaka

My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! (Manga) Vol. 1 by Satoru Yamaguchi My rating: 4 of 5 stars When a woman is reborn into an otome video game as the villainess, how can she play to win? Based on the hit light novels and soon to be an anime! A … Continue reading ARC Review: My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! (Manga) Vol. 1 by Satoru Yamaguchi & Nami Hidaka

Audiobook Review: Give the Dark My Love by Beth Revis

Give the Dark My Love by Beth Revis My rating: 4 of 5 stars When seventeen-year-old Nedra Brysstain leaves her home in the rural, northern territories of Lunar Island to attend the prestigious Yugen Academy, she has only one goal in mind: learn the trade of medicinal alchemy. A scholarship student matriculating with the children … Continue reading Audiobook Review: Give the Dark My Love by Beth Revis

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: 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