ARC Review: A Dream So Dark by L.L. McKinney

A Dream So Dark by L.L. McKinney My rating: 4 of 5 stars Still reeling from her recent battle (and grounded until she graduates), Alice must abandon her friends to complete her mission: find The Heart and prevent the Red Lady's rise. But the deeper she ventures into Wonderland, the more topsy-turvy everything becomes. It’s … Continue reading ARC Review: A Dream So Dark by L.L. McKinney

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Review: RG Veda Omnibus Volume 2 by CLAMP

RG Veda Omnibus Volume 2 by CLAMP My rating: 4 of 5 stars RG Veda, pronounced Rig Veda, is based on the classic Indian saga of the same name. Ashura has now placed trust in Kujaku, known for many lies, to tell the truth and lead them to the fabled Ice Castle in search of … Continue reading Review: RG Veda Omnibus Volume 2 by CLAMP

Diversity Spotlight Thursday #67

Diversity Spotlight Thursday is a weekly meme hosted by Aimal @ Bookshelves and Paperbacks, and is all about highlighting diverse literature. Diversity Spotlight takes place every Thursday, and it will be featuring three books in any given week: A diverse book you have read and enjoyed A diverse book that has already been released but … Continue reading Diversity Spotlight Thursday #67

ARC Review: People of the Lake by Nick Scorza

People of the Lake by Nick Scorza My rating: 4 of 5 stars Sixteen-year-old Clara Morris is facing an awkward summer with her father in the tiny upstate town of Redmarch Lake. Clara’s relationship with her parents—and with life in general—has been strained since she lost her twin sister, Zoe, when the girls were eight. … Continue reading ARC Review: People of the Lake by Nick Scorza

ARC Review: Sick Kids In Love by Hannah Moskowitz

Sick Kids In Love by Hannah Moskowitz My rating: 4 of 5 stars Isabel has one rule: no dating. It's easier-- It's safer-- It's better-- --for the other person. She's got issues. She's got secrets. She's got rheumatoid arthritis. But then she meets another sick kid. He's got a chronic illness Isabel's never heard of, … Continue reading ARC Review: Sick Kids In Love by Hannah Moskowitz

ARC Review: Into the Crooked Place by Alexandra Christo

Into the Crooked Place by Alexandra Christo My rating: 3 of 5 stars The streets of Creije are for the deadly and the dreamers, and four crooks in particular know just how much magic they need up their sleeve to survive. Tavia, a busker ready to pack up her dark-magic wares and turn her back … Continue reading ARC Review: Into the Crooked Place by Alexandra Christo

Review: Children of the Whales, Vol. 6 by Abi Umeda

Children of the Whales, Vol. 6 by Abi Umeda My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars In this postapocalyptic fantasy, a sea of sand swallows everything but the past. 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, … Continue reading Review: Children of the Whales, Vol. 6 by Abi Umeda

ARC Review: Children of the Whales, Vol. 5 by Abi Umeda

Children of the Whales, Vol. 5 by Abi Umeda My rating: 5 of 5 stars In this postapocalyptic fantasy, a sea of sand swallows everything but the past. 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, … Continue reading ARC Review: Children of the Whales, Vol. 5 by Abi Umeda

ARC Review: Honor Among Thieves by Rachel Caine & Ann Aguirre

Honor Among Thieves by Rachel Caine My rating: 5 of 5 stars Petty criminal Zara Cole has a painful past that’s made her stronger than most, which is why she chose life in New Detroit instead of moving with her family to Mars. In her eyes, living inside a dome isn’t much better than a … Continue reading ARC Review: Honor Among Thieves by Rachel Caine & Ann Aguirre

ARC Review: Children of the Whales, Vol. 4 by Abi Umeda

Children of the Whales, Vol. 4 by Abi Umeda My rating: 4 of 5 stars In this postapocalyptic fantasy, a sea of sand swallows everything but the past. 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, … Continue reading ARC Review: Children of the Whales, Vol. 4 by Abi Umeda

ARC Review: The Grace Year by Kim Liggett

The Grace Year by Kim Liggett My rating: 4 of 5 stars SURVIVE THE YEAR. No one speaks of the grace year. It’s forbidden. In Garner County, girls are told they have the power to lure grown men from their beds, to drive women mad with jealousy. They believe their very skin emits a powerful … Continue reading ARC Review: The Grace Year by Kim Liggett

ARC Review: Children of the Whales, Vol. 3 by Abi Umeda

Children of the Whales, Vol. 3 by Abi Umeda My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars In this post-apocalyptic fantasy, a sea of sand swallows everything but the past. 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, … Continue reading ARC Review: Children of the Whales, Vol. 3 by Abi Umeda

ARC Review: Bakemonogatari, Volume 1 by NisiOisiN & Oh! Great

Bakemonogatari, Volume 1 by NisiOisiN My rating: 4 of 5 stars One day, high-school student Koyomi Araragi catches a girl named Hitagi Senjougahara when she trips. But -- much to his surprise -- she doesn't weigh anything. At all. She says an encounter with a so-called "crab" took away all her weight... Monsters have been … Continue reading ARC Review: Bakemonogatari, Volume 1 by NisiOisiN & Oh! Great