Historical Fiction · Mystery · Retelling · Review · Romance · Thriller · Young Adult

Book Review: Jane Steele

Sometimes you just really want to pick up a dark retelling, especially around Halloween. For me, I found the perfect book in Jane Steele by Lyndsay Faye. It embodied the grimness of the original while also putting a fresh spin on the tale. Like the heroine of the novel she adores, Jane Steele suffers cruelly at the… Continue reading Book Review: Jane Steele

Diverse · Fantasy · Review · Science Fiction · Young Adult

Book Review: Renegades (Renegades, #1)

I wasn’t really sure what to expect when I first picked up Renegades (Renegades, #1) by Marissa Meyer. I had been super excited for it, ever since I first heard about it. However, after the first reviews came trickling in, it seemed to get much more mixed reviews than what I was expecting. Unfortunately, this… Continue reading Book Review: Renegades (Renegades, #1)

Fantasy · Retelling · Review · Young Adult

ARC Review: Spinning Silver

While I did enjoy the overall story, I wasn’t quite as impressed with Naomi Novik’s, Spinning Silver, as I was with her previous novel, Uprooted. I’m not quite sure if the hype got to me or I was just expecting something a little different. Miryem is the daughter and granddaughter of moneylenders… but her father isn’t… Continue reading ARC Review: Spinning Silver

Alternate History · Diverse · Fantasy · LGBTQA+ · Review · Steampunk · Young Adult

Book Review: Smoke and Iron (The Great Library, #4)

So if you don’t already know this about me, I am absolutely in love with The Great Library series. And every July, I get super excited/nervous over how I will feel about the newest release. However, I am super happy to say that this series only gets better and better with each book, and I LOVED… Continue reading Book Review: Smoke and Iron (The Great Library, #4)

Fantasy · Novella · Review · Romance · Young Adult

Book Review: A Court of Frost and Starlight (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #3.1)

This was actually the first novella that I’ve ever read and I was pleasantly surprised. A Court of Frost and Starlight (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #3.1) by Sarah J. Maas was a fun read and makes me more open to picking up other novellas in the future. P.S. This will be a really… Continue reading Book Review: A Court of Frost and Starlight (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #3.1)

Diverse · Dystopian · Fantasy · Review · Urban Fantasy

ARC Review: Trail of Lightning (The Sixth World, #1)

There are very few novels that revolve around Native American culture, especially fantasy ones. That is why I was so excited to be able to snag an ARC of Trail of Lightning (The Sixth World, #1) by Rebecca Roanhorse, at BookCon. I’m happy to say that it didn’t disappoint! While most of the world has drowned… Continue reading ARC Review: Trail of Lightning (The Sixth World, #1)

Fantasy · Review · Young Adult

Book Review: A Reaper at the Gates (An Ember in the Ashes, #3)

I’ll just say this… I am trash for this series. Sabaa Tahir continues to make each book even more complex than the last, and A Reaper at the Gates (An Ember in the Ashes, #3) was no exception. Beyond the Empire and within it, the threat of war looms ever larger. The Blood Shrike, Helene Aquilla, is… Continue reading Book Review: A Reaper at the Gates (An Ember in the Ashes, #3)