Shouting from the Shelftops #15

Shouting from the Shelftops is a bimonthly(-ish) feature to gush over book news that come to my attention, to celebrate good news amidst whatever the year is delivering to you. The basic mood for these posts is just Enthusiastic Screaming™. Could anyone miss this amazing news that dropped recently: The Shadow & Bone cast was … Continue reading Shouting from the Shelftops #15

ARC Review: Smoke in the Sun by Renée Ahdieh

Smoke in the Sun by Renée Ahdieh My rating: 4 of 5 stars After Okami is captured in the Jukai forest, Mariko has no choice - to rescue him, she must return to Inako and face the dangers that have been waiting for her in the Heian Castle. She tricks her brother, Kenshin, and betrothed, … Continue reading ARC Review: Smoke in the Sun by Renée Ahdieh

Review: Flame in the Mist by Renée Ahdieh

Flame in the Mist by Renée Ahdieh My rating: 4 of 5 stars Mariko has always known that being a woman means she's not in control of her own fate. But Mariko is the daughter of a prominent samurai and a cunning alchemist in her own right, and she refuses to be ignored. When she … Continue reading Review: Flame in the Mist by Renée Ahdieh

ARC Review: A Thousand Beginnings and Endings by Ellen Oh, Elsie Chapman

A Thousand Beginnings and Endings by Ellen Oh My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars Star-crossed lovers, meddling immortals, feigned identities, battles of wits, and dire warnings: these are the stuff of fairy tale, myth, and folklore that have drawn us in for centuries. Fifteen bestselling and acclaimed authors reimagine the folklore and mythology of East … Continue reading ARC Review: A Thousand Beginnings and Endings by Ellen Oh, Elsie Chapman

ARC Review: Three Sides of a Heart: Stories about Love Triangles by Natalie C. Parker

Three Sides of a Heart: Stories about Love Triangles by Natalie C. Parker My rating: 4 of 5 stars You may think you know the love triangle, but you've never seen love triangles like these. These top YA authors tackle the much-debated trope of the love triangle, and the result is sixteen fresh, diverse, and … Continue reading ARC Review: Three Sides of a Heart: Stories about Love Triangles by Natalie C. Parker

Review: Because You Love to Hate Me: 13 Tales of Villainy by Ameriie

Because You Love to Hate Me: 13 Tales of Villainy by Ameriie My rating: 4 of 5 stars In this unique YA anthology, thirteen acclaimed, bestselling authors team up with thirteen influential BookTubers to reimagine fairy tales from the oft-misunderstood villains' points of view. These fractured, unconventional spins on classics like "Medusa," Sherlock Holmes, and … Continue reading Review: Because You Love to Hate Me: 13 Tales of Villainy by Ameriie

Review: The Rose and the Dagger

The Rose and the Dagger by Renee Ahdieh My rating: 4 of 5 stars In a land on the brink of war, Shahrzad has been torn from the love of her husband Khalid, the Caliph of Khorasan. She once believed him a monster, but his secrets revealed a man tormented by guilt and a powerful … Continue reading Review: The Rose and the Dagger

Review: The Wrath and the Dawn

The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh My rating: 4 of 5 stars One Life to One Dawn. In a land ruled by a murderous boy-king, each dawn brings heartache to a new family. Khalid, the eighteen-year-old Caliph of Khorasan, is a monster. Each night he takes a new bride only to have a … Continue reading Review: The Wrath and the Dawn

Review: The Moth & the Flame

The Moth & the Flame by Renee Ahdieh My rating: 4 of 5 stars Since this is the first book I am reading in TWATD series, I honestly have no idea about the world and this book didn't clarify much. It revolves around the handmaiden, Despina and her romance with the captain of the guard. … Continue reading Review: The Moth & the Flame

Top Ten Tuesday: Most Anticipated 2015 Debuts

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish wherein each week bloggers list out their Top Ten. It's a new year and with everything, we can also welcome new authors. Yep, the theme for this week is debut author's books in 2015. Here are the ones I am looking … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Most Anticipated 2015 Debuts